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Journalism Students at Castro Valley High Win Multiple Awards

The newspaper won several awards for journalism and photography.

Morgan Morris calls for help during the Every 15 Minutes simulated crash assembly.  Photo by Felicianna Marquez.
Morgan Morris calls for help during the Every 15 Minutes simulated crash assembly. Photo by Felicianna Marquez.
Castro Valley High School’s newspaper has once again won multiple regional and national awards. 

The Olympian claimed six honors in an annual competition of the Journalism Education Association of Northern California. Grace Moon claimed a first-place plaque for a beautiful Valentines Day graphic. 

Winning the journalism program’s first-ever award for a news video were Joyce Liang, Lily Carrell, Suzanna Chak and Callie Ross-Smith, who interviewed state politicians in Sacramento including Senate Majority Leader Darrell Steinberg and Attorney General Kamala Harris. 

Other JEANC winners included Rachel Du for news reporting, Alison Dhont for feature writing, and Felicianna Marquez and Luke Busby for photography. In the national Quill and Scroll competition, The Olympian claimed four more awards. 

Moon won another honor in graphic design, while Dhont claimed a prize for opinion writing. Other winners included Reema Kakaday in opinion writing and Amanat Riar for an entertainment review.

—Information submitted by Castro Valley High School

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