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AWARDS 2020-2021

 

NATIONAL AWARDS

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Crown Finalist, High School Hybrid News, The Communicator

Gold Crown Winner, High School Hybrid News, The Communicator

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards

First Place, Single Subject Feature Package, Staff, “Identity,” The Communicator

Second Place, Personal Opinion, Off-campus issues: Tai Tworek, “Gauging the Gaps”

Third Place, Typography, Tai Tworek, “Black Youth Experience” 

Third Place, Sports Page Design, Mia Goldstein, “Odd One Out”

 

National Scholastic Press Association Best of Show, Fall 2020

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Design, Sixth Place, Eliot Klus, “Black Death”

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Design, Second Place, Ella Rosewarne, “Proust Questionnaire: Leah White” 

 

National Scholastic Press Association Clips and Clicks, Fall 2020

Honorable Mention, Design Magazine Front Cover, Mia Goldstein and Tai Tworek

Fourth Place, Design Magazine Page Spread, Ella Rosewarne

Fifth Place, Design Magazine Page Spread, Jenna Jarjoura

Honorable Mention, Design Magazine Page Spread, Sophie Nunez

Honorable Mention, Design Magazine Page Spread, Ella Rosewarne and Grace Wang

Fifth Place, Writing: Sports Story, Kurt Hausman

First Place, Writing: Opinion, Eliot Klus

Second Place, Writing: Opinion, Ria Lowenschuss

 

National Scholastic Press Association Awards, Fall 2020

Pacemaker Finalist and Winner, The Communicator Magazine Staff

Second Place Climate Change Reporting: The Communicator Staff

Third Place, Interactive Graphic, Mori Ono

Third Place, Social Justice Reporting: Mori Ono

Fifth Place, Design for Feature Page/Spread: Ella Rosewarne

Honorable Mention, Design for Illustration: Noah Bernstein

Honorable Mention Design for Feature Page/Spread: Zoe Buhalis

Finalist for NSPA Portfolio Writer of the Year : Tai Tworek (link to her impressive portfolio)

 

In addition, Mori Ono was featured in an article about Infographics in the magazine, Communication: Journalism Education Today.

 

AWARDS 2019-2020

 

NATIONAL AWARDS 

 

National Scholastic Press Association

National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Finalist 

National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Winner

NSPA Best of Show, March 2020, Theme-Edition, 1st Place

NSPA Best of Show Magazine, March 2020, 8th Place

NSPA Best of Show Online, March 2020, 10th Place

NSPA, Covid Coverage, 2nd Place, Mori Ono

NSPA, Covid Coverage, 8th Place, Ebba Gurney 

NSPA, Best of Show Nov. 2019, Second Place

NSPA Digital Story of the Year, Honorable Mention, Mori Ono

NSPA Interactive Graphic, First Place, Gina Liu

NSPA Speciality Magazine Cover, Third Place, Mira Simonton-Chao

 

Journalism Education Association

Journalism Education Association, National Write-Off Competition, Feature Writing, Excellent Rating, Tai Tworek

Journalism Education Association, National Write-Off Competition, Editorial Cartooning, Honorable Mention, Cy Veilleux

Journalism Education Association, National Write-Off Competition, Commentary Writing, Superior Rating, Loey Jones-Perpich

Journalism Education Association, National Write-Off Competition, News Editing/Headline Writing/Current Events, Superior Rating, Mori Ono

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards, Typography: A designed or art headline, Second Place, Cammi Tirico, “Only He Could” 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards, Sports Page Design, Second Place, Cammi Tirico, “Only He Could” 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards, Cultural Feature, Certification of Mention, Isaac Mckenna, “The Play List” 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards Alternative Story Presentation, Certificate of Mention, Loey Jones-Perpich and Chava Makman Levinson, “The Spork Lookbook” 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Finalist, The Communicator Magazine and Online

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Winner, The Communicator Magazine and Online

 

STATE AWARDS

MICHIGAN INTERSCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2019-2020

 

MIPA Spartan Award, Communicator Magazine

 

MIPA Gold Award, Communicator Online

 

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Student Journalism Staff, Isaac McKenna and Camryn Tirico

 

All-MIPA Student Journalist for Design, Isaac McKenna

 

 

Writer or Photographer Winner Category Name Name of Entry
Jordan De Padova & Brenan Dionne Honorable Mention Audio Presentation 10 out of 10: Max Mellor
Ethan Gibb-Randall Honorable Mention Video Podcast 3 Minutes Ep 1: Forum Council Presidents
Mazey Perry Honorable Mention Interactive Graphic I Agree…
Mazey Perry Honorable Mention Interactive Graphic So You Don’t Have a Valentine
Cy Veilleux Honorable Mention Editorial Cartoon Witch Hunt Reversed
Cy Veilleux Honorable Mention Editorial Cartoon Foul!
Paige Duff Honorable Mention Illustration Delta’s ‘Booksmart’ censorship matters
Geneve Thomas-Palmer Honorable Mention Story Package Invisible People
Leo Kupperman Honorable Mention Editorial Opinion Page or Spread JUUL Was Meant For Kids
Sam Dannug & Brenan Dionne Honorable Mention Entertainment Page or Spread Reviews Page Edition 3
Mori Ono Honorable Mention News Story Livonia Robotics Competition: Creativity Breaks Through
Cammi Tirico Honorable Mention News Analysis They
Staff Honorable Mention Editorial The Change We Need
Tai Tworek Honorable Mention Bylined Opinion Article White Hype
Brenan Dionne Honorable Mention Review JACK BOYS
Scarlett London Honorable Mention Informative Feature Hidden hearts
Sophie Fetter Honorable Mention Personal Narrative I failed my driver’s test
Lily Sickman-Garner, Sylva Das & Anja Jacobson Honorable Mention Environmental, Health or Science Global Climate Strike comes to CHS
Sylva Das Honorable Mention Alternative Story Form Humans of Community
Loey Jones-Perpich & Ruby Taylor Honorable Mention Alternative Story Form CRAVE: Apple Galette
Hannah Bernstein Honorable Mention Sports Feature Story Going for the Rings
Owen Kelley Honorable Mention Sports News Story Huron Tennis Season Recap
Jordan De Padova Honorable Mention Sports News Story Pioneer Soccer Season Recap
Josh Caldwell & Josh Boland Honorable Mention Sports Action Photo Pioneer men’s soccer prevails in districts, advancing to regionals
Josh Caldwell & Josh Boland Honorable Mention Sports Feature Photo Pioneer men’s soccer prevails in districts, advancing to regionals
Josh Caldwell & Josh Boland Honorable Mention Sports Feature Photo Pioneer men’s soccer prevails in districts, advancing to regionals
Sophie Fetter Honorable Mention News-Feature Photograph DWOW Dance Doesn’t Disappoint
Mori Ono Honorable Mention News-Feature Photograph Zebrotics wins their first WAPUR competition
Jenna Jarjoura Honorable Mention Environmental Portrait Looking Inward
Loey Jones-Perpich Honorable Mention Environmental Portrait What if you don’t know?
Dan Gutenberg & Noah Bernstein Honorable Mention Photo Story 20 Goals for 2020
Atticus Dewey Honorable Mention In-Depth Feature Rifles and Responsibilities: Gun Ownership in Ann Arbor
Zoe Buhalis & Elizabeth Shaieb Honorable Mention In-Depth Feature Why swipe right?
Mori Ono 3rd Place Interactive Graphic A Voting System for the People
Mia Goldstein 3rd Place Illustration Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea
Isaac McKenna, Tai Tworek, Atticus Dewey & Cammi Tirico 3rd Place Front Page – Newsmagazine Style The Identity Edition
Scarlett London & Tai Tworek 3rd Place Feature Page or Spread I’m Still Here
Cammi Tirico 3rd Place News Page or Spread They
Chava Makman Levinson & Scarlett London 3rd Place Online Breaking News Coverage CET’s Tech Week Takes an Unexpected Turn
Lacey Cooper & Lily Sickman-Garner 3rd Place News Story Striking for Our Future
Leah Dewey 3rd Place Personal Narrative Becoming Halawa
Cate Weiser 3rd Place Personality Profile The art of storytelling
Mori Ono 3rd Place Diversity Coverage Not Your Model Minority
Josh Boland & Josh Caldwell 3rd Place Sports News Story Pioneer men’s soccer prevails in districts, advancing to regionals
Josh Boland 3rd Place Sports Action Photo Pioneer Soccer vs Grosse Pointe South
Lucy Tobier, Cate Weiser, Ella Rosewarne & Geneve Thomas-Palmer 3rd Place News-Feature Photograph (Mis)Education of CHS
Lucy Tobier, Sophie Fetter & Cate Weiser 3rd Place Online Follow-Up News Coverage Community Fights Hunger
Sophie Fetter & Anja Jacobson 3rd Place In-Depth Feature Life 360: Tracking Teens
Zoe Buhalis 2nd Place Information Graphic Cut-off and Addicted
Isaac McKenna 2nd Place Front Page – Newsmagazine Style The Technology Edition
Staff 2nd Place Story Package The Technology Edition Theme Section
Ebba Gurney & Chava Makman Levinson 2nd Place Sports Page or Spread Before the Clock Runs Out
Tai Tworek & Dan Gutenburg 2nd Place News Story Listening session held in Saline in lieu of tense racial climate
Tai Tworek & Dan Gutenberg 2nd Place News Analysis Saline goes global: a racist reality
Jordan De Padova 2nd Place Bylined Opinion Article A Case Against Early Decision
Sam Dannug 2nd Place Review “All My Heroes Are Cornballs”
Roxie Richner 2nd Place Informative Feature When Grassroots Movements and Technology Meet
Lacey Cooper 2nd Place Personal Narrative The Feeling of Falling
Tai Tworek 2nd Place Environmental, Health or Science Gauging the Gaps
Mia Goldstein 2nd Place Sports Feature Story Being the Odd One Out
Sophie Nunez 2nd Place Environmental Portrait Off the Fit
Mori Ono & Zoe Buhalis 1st Place Interactive Graphic 2020 Spork Tracker
Mia Goldstein 1st Place Sports Page or Spread Being the Odd One Out
Geneve Thomas-Palmer 1st Place News Page or Spread A Precious Space
Paige Duff & Cammi Tirico 1st Place Online Breaking News Coverage Title IX Complaint Filed Against Community High
Joey Simon & Carmen Johnson 1st Place News Story Poetic Parallels
Geneve Thomas-Palmer 1st Place Bylined Opinion Article What it means to have pride
Scarlett London 1st Place Informative Feature I’m Still Here
Owen Kelley 1st Place Human Interest Feature David Vahey: A picture-perfect journey
Leah Dewey 1st Place Personal Narrative My Own Skin
Ella Rosewarne 1st Place Personality Profile Closet Door of Glass
Isaac McKenna 1st Place Diversity Coverage You Can’t Really Tell Change Until It’s Over
Loey Jones-Perpich 1st Place Environmental, Health or Science Choosing Immunity
Ebba Gurney 1st Place Sports Action Photo Jessica Courtight gets ready to hit the ball
Mia Goldstein & Ebba Gurney 1st Place Sports Feature Photo Being The Odd One Out
Ebba Gurney, Lacey Cooper & Lily Sickman-Garner 1st Place News-Feature Photograph Striking For Our Future
Hannah Bernstein & Jenna Jarjoura 1st Place Environmental Portrait In My Room: Delia Binetti
Lacey Cooper, Geneve Thomas-Palmer & Loey Jones-Perpich 1st Place Photo Story New freshmen and old friends: Opening day at Community High School
Julia Sonen 1st Place Online Follow-Up News Coverage Forum Council approves Multi-Culti plans
Tai Tworek & Cammi Tirico 1st Place In-Depth Feature Two Ann Arbors

 

Communicator Awards

Excellence in Editorial Leadership for The Communicator

Atticus Dewey, Paige Duff, Lorence Jones-Perpich, Isaac McKenna, Camryn Tirico

 

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Honor Cords

Josh Boland, Atticus Dewey, Leah Dame, Jordan DePadova, Brenan Dionne, Paige Duff, Ebba Gurney, Lorence Jones-Perpich, Chava Makman-Levinson, Isaac McKenna, Mazey Perry, Roxie Richner, Sophia Scarnecchia, Ruby Taylor, Camryn Tirico, Morraina Tuzinsky

 

 

 

AWARDS 2018-2019

 

Journalism Education Association National Write-Off Competition

Commentary Writing, Superior, Loey Jones-Perpich

News Editing/Headline Writing/Current Events, Superior, Mori Ono

Feature Writing, Excellent Rating, Tai Tworek

Editorial Cartooning, Honorable Mention, Cy Veilleux

 

NATIONAL AWARDS 2018-2019

Best of Show for online – 1st place in the nation!

Best of Show for newsmagazine – 1st place in the nation!

 

National Journalism Education Association Write-off Competition

Gina Liu – Superior Rating, Newswriting

Cammi Tirico – Excellent Rating, Feature Writing

Leah Dame – Excellent Rating – Sports Writing

Ruby Taylor – Superior Rating – Commentary Writing

Ava Millman – Honorable Mention – Newspaper Editing

 

MIPA 2019

Social Media Coverage 3rd – Ruby Taylor

Honorable Mention: Tai and Dan

Audio News Feature 1st- Mira

Interactive Graphic 1st – Gina Liu

Advertising layout Honorable Mention: Owen and Maddie

Front Page/Magazine Style- N/A

Front Page/newspaper style Honorable Mention – Henry and Zoe

Story Package 2nd- Henry

Editorial opinion page/spread – Honorable Mention Ruby Taylor

  Honorable Mention Meghana

Feature page/spread – Honorable Mention Henry

Sports page/spread Honorable Mention Cammi 

        2nd Mira

News page/spread – 2nd Henry

        1st Mazey and Elinor

Entertainment page/spread – Honorable Mention Zoe and Andie

          Honorable Mention Isaac

Short Film/ Documentary – 2nd Ruby and Cammi

School Promo Honorable Mention- Emma Hoffman

Online Breaking News Coverage – Honorable Mention Ava

Online Follow up News Coverage – 3rd Ella and Isaac

          1st Meghana

News Brief – 3rd Ruby

News Analysis- Josh M.C. Honorable Mention

  Sacha Verlon 1st

Bylined opinion article – 3rd Paige

Editorial Cartoon – 3rd Cy

Illustration – 2nd Atticus

        1st Zoe

Review – Andie and iO Honorable Mention

In-Depth Feature – 1st Geneve

       Honorable Mention Andie

Informative Feature – Honorable Mention Gina

1st Josh MC

Human Interest Feature – Honorable Mention Henry and Charles

      3rd Atticus

Personality Profile Feature – 2nd Ethan

Personal Narrative- Honorable Mention Abbie and Andrea

        2nd Loey

        1st Ebba

 

Personality Profile – Honorable Mention Loey

        1st Mira

Diversity Coverage – Honorable Mention Cammi

2nd Tai

1st Gina

Environmental, health or science – Honorable Mention Sophie, Brenan and Jordan

        3rd Cy

        1st Cammi

Alternative Story Form – Honorable Mention Jordan Isaac and ELla 

  3rd Gina and Tai

Sports feature story – Honorable Mention Leah D

2nd Loey

1st Ava M

Sports News Story – Honorable Mention Andrew, Ebba, Shea

 

NATIONAL AWARDS 2017-2018

Best of Show for newsmagazine – 8th in nation

 

Alec Redding – HM for Environmental Portrait

Mazey Perry – 5th place for Environmental Portrait

 

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Awards 2017-2018

 

Spartan Award

Communicator Online

The Communicator Magazine

 

MIPA Award of Distinction

Communicator Online

The Communicator Magazine

 

First Place 

Mazey Perry, Environmental Portrait

Claire Middleton, Sophia Rosewarne, and Bella Yerkes, Diversity Coverage

Cammi Tirico, Sports Feature Story

Isaac McKenna, Information Graphic 

Abigail Gaies, Bylined Opinion

Cammi Tirico, Review

Megan Syer, Editorial Opinion 

Cammi Tirico, Sports Page/Spread

Sam Ciesielski and Sacha Verlon, In-Depth Feature

Mira Simonton-Chao, Personal Narrative

Ella Edelstein, News Page/Spread

Madie Gracey and Morraina Tuzinsky, Alternative Story Form

Grace Jensen, Photo Story

Abigail Gaies, Environmental, Health, or Science

 

Second Place

Ava Esmael, Bylined Opinion 

Mira Simonton-Chao, Personal Narrative

Claire Middleton, Photo Story

Editors, Front Page/Newsmagazine Style

Shea O’Brien, Sports Page/Spread

Isabel Ratner, Human Interest Feature

Jordan De Padova, News Brief

Josh Martins-Caulfield and Mira Simonton-Chao, News Story

Paige Duff and Cammi Tirico, In-Depth Feature

Loey Jones-Perpich and Ruby Taylor, Alternative Story Form 

Grace Jensen and Megan Syer, News/Feature Photo

Claire Middleton, Sophia Rosewarne, and Bella Yerkes, Diversity Coverage

 

Third Place

Mary DeBona, Online Follow-up News Coverage

Elena Bernier, In-Depth Feature

Zoe Lubetkin, Personal Narrative

Gina Liu, Diversity Coverage

Ella Edelstein, Feature Page/Spread

Isaac McKenna, News Page/Spread

Isabel Ratner, Bylined Opinion 

Megan Syer, Informative Feature

Roxie Richner and Cammi Tirico, Environmental Portrait

Roxie Richner and Cammi Tirico, Photo Story

Zoe Lubetkin, Ethan Kahana, and Sacha Verlon, Personality Profile

 

Honorable Mention

Grace Jensen and Cammi Tirico, News Story

Ella Edelstein and Gina Liu, News Analysis

Emma Winegarden, iO Soucy, Lucy Scott, and Atticus Dewey, Entertainment Page/Spread

Suibhne O’Foighil, Jordan DePadova, Atticus Dewey, and Zoe Lubetkin, Review

Abigail Gaies, Story Package 

Ebba Gurney, Story Package

Mazey Perry, Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

Grace Jensen, Informative Feature

Wm. Henry Schirmer, Human Interest Feature

Roxie Richner, Personality Profile

Ava Millman, Personality Profile

Abigail Gaies, Environmental, Health, or Science

Andie Tappenden, Interactive Graphic

Shane Hoffman, Information Graphic

Mary DeBona, Front Page/Newsmagazine 

Grace Jensen, Illustration

Zoe Lubetkin, Sports Action Photo

Neil Beveridge, Environmental Portrait

Ava Millman, News Story/Package

Ava Millman, Animated Opener

Shane Hoffman, Sports Columnist

Loey Jones-Perpich, Diversity Coverage

Elena Bernier, Environmental, Health, or Science

Sacha Verlon, Alternative Story Form

Elena Bernier, Human Interest Feature

Atticus Dewey, Sports Action Photo

Madie Gracey, Online Breaking News Coverage

Zoe Lubetkin, News Brief

Mira Simonton-Chao, Informative Feature 

 

66 and 2 Spartan awards and 2 distinction awards

 

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Awards 2016-2017

 

Spartan Award

The Communicator, 2016-2017

 

Spartan Award

The Communicator Online 2016-2017

 

Sports Feature Photo

Cammi Tirico, 1st Place

Josh Krauth-Harding, Honorable Mention

 

Environmental Portrait

Alec Redding, 1st Place

 

Photo Story

Joel Appel-Kraut, Hannah Rubenstein & Megan Syer, 1st Place

Staff, Honorable Mention

 

Review

Mira Simonton-Chao, 1st Place

Joel Appel-Kraut, Honorable Mention

 

Interactive Graphic

Kate Burns & Jake Sorscher, 1st Place

 

Bylined Opinion Article

Grace Jensen & Megan Syer, 1st Place

Alexandra Hobrecht, 2nd Place

 

Sports Page/Spread

Megan Syer, 1st Place

 

Front Page/Newsmagazine Style

Josh Krauth-Harding, 1st Place

Josh Krauth-Harding, Honorable Mention

 

Advertising Layout

Mira Simonton-Chao, 1st Place

 

Informative Feature

Shane Hoffmann & Alec Redding, 1st Place

 

Personal Narrative

Taiwiah Yalley, 1st Place

Mira Simonton-Chao, Honorable Mention

Alex Hughes, Honorable Mention

 

Personality Profile

Isabel Ratner, 1st Place

Gina Liu, Honorable Mention

 

Environmental, Health or Science

Alexandra Hobrecht, 1st Place

 

Special Topic: ELection 2016

Staff, 1st Place

 

Audio News Feature

Claire Middleton, Sophia Rosewarne & Cammi Tirico, 2nd Place

 

In-Depth Feature

Claire Middleton, Sophia Rosewarne & Bella Yerkes, 2nd Place

Zoe Lubetkin & Sacha Verlon, 3rd Place

Andie Tappenden, Honorable Mention

 

Sports Columnist

Viv Brandt, 2nd Place

 

News/Feature Photo

Cammi Tirico, 2nd Place

Cammi Tirico, Honorable Mention

 

Feature Columnist

Andie Tappenden, 2nd Place

 

Online Follow

Madie Gracey, 2nd Place

 

Entertainment Page/Spread

Mira Simonton-Chao, 2nd Place

Gina Liu, Joel Appel-Kraut & Caitlin Mahoney, Honorable Mention

 

Feature Page/Spread

Alec Redding, 2nd Place

Alec Redding, 3rd Place

 

Illustration

Josh Krauth-Harding, 2nd Place

Sophia Rosewarne & Bella Yerkes, 3rd Place

 

Music Video

Mira Simonton-Chao, 3rd Place

 

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

Josh Krauth-Harding, 3rd Place

Alexandra Hobrecht, Honorable Mention

 

Information Graphic

Kasey Neff, 3rd Place

Mary DeBona, Honorable Mention

Zoe Lubetkin & Sacha Verlon, Honorable Mention

 

Story Package

Eva Rosenfeld, Sophia Simon & Frances MacKercher, Honorable Mention

Alexandra Hobrecht, Honorable Mention

 

News Story

Claire Middleton, Sophie Rosewarne & Cammi Tirico, Honorable Mention

Mira Simonton-Chao, Suephie Saam & Ella Edelstein, Honorable Mention

 

Sports Feature Story

Cammi Tirico, Honorable Mention

 

Alternative Story Form

Josh Krauth-Harding, Honorable Mention

Ella Edelstein, Honorable Mention

 

Diversity Coverage

Andie Tappenden, Honorable Mention

Francisco Fiori, Honorable Mention

Ava Esmael, Honorable Mention

 

Human Interest Feature

Alec Redding, Honorable Mention

 

News Analysis

Kate Burns, Honorable Mention

 

News Brief

Isaac McKenna, Honorable Mention

 

News Page/Spread

Abigail Gaies, Honorable Mention

Hannah Rubenstein & Joel Appel-Kraut, Honorable Mention

 

Editorial Cartoon

Zoe Lubetkin, Honorable Mention

 

Sports News Story

Isabel Espinosa & Ava Millman, Honorable Mention

 

60 and 2 Spartan Awards

 

Communicator Awards Michigan Interscholastic Press Association 2016

On Thursday, April 21, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association held its spring conference and announced the following awards.  

 

Spartan Award (Highest award in the state for publications)

Communicator Magazine

Communicator Online

 

Informative Feature

Conan Cekola, 1st Place

Matty Hack, 2nd Place

Hannah Rubenstein, Honorable Mention

 

Bylined Opinion Article

Matthew Ferraro, 1st Place

Carson Borbely, Honorable Mention

Anurima Kumar, Honorable Mention

 

Advertising Layout

Abe Weiner, 1st Place

Abe Weiner, 2nd Place

 

Audio News Feature

Erez Dessel, 1st Place

Erez Dessel, 2nd Place

 

In-Depth Feature

Danny Freiband, 1st Place

Hannah Rubenstein, Honorable Mention

Eva Rosenfeld, Honorable Mention

 

Editorial Cartoon

Olivia Comai, 1st Place

Eva Rosenfeld & Matthew Ferraro, Honorable Mention

 

Front Page/Newsmagazine Style

Staff, Honorable Mention

 

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

Staff, Honorable Mention

 

Feature Page/Spread

Sophia Simon, Honorable Mention

 

News Page/Spread

Danny Freiband, Honorable Mention

 

Sports Page/Spread

Hannah Davis, 3rd Place

 

News Analysis

Matthew Ferraro, 3rd Place

 

Review

Andrew Gechter, Honorable Mention

 

Human Interest Feature

Eva Rosenfeld, 1st Place

Sam Uribe, 2nd Place

 

Personal Narrative

Eliza Upton, 2nd Place

 

Personality Profile

Alexandra Hobrecht, 3rd Place

Madeline Halpert, Kelly Arnold & Caroline Phillips, Honorable Mention

 

Diversity Coverage

Eva Rosenfeld, 1st Place

Grace Jensen, Honorable Mention

 

Environmental, Health or Science

Frances Mackercher, Honorable Mention

 

Sports Feature Story

Kate Burns, 2nd Place

Angel Rich, Honorable Mention

 

Sports Action Photo

Honorable Mention

 

Sports Feature Photo

Mary DeBona, Honorable Mention

 

News/Feature Photo

Cameron Fortune, 2nd Place

 

Environmental Portrait

Sabina Fall, Honorable Mention

 

Entertainment Page/Spread

Grace Koepele & Natalie Potter, 2nd Place

Natalie Potter & Andreea Serban, Honorable Mention

 

Pro/Con Editorial Columns

Grace Jensen & KT Meono, Honorable Mention

 

Illustration

Eleanor Olsen, 2nd Place

 

Video Podcast

Eva Rosenfeld & Ruby Lowenstein, 2nd Place

 

Sports News Story

Alexandra Hobrecht, 1st Place

 

Photo Story

Hannah Rubenstein, 1st Place

 

43 and 2 Spartan awards

 

Communicator Awards Michigan Interscholastic Press Association 2015

 

On Monday, April 21, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association held its spring conference and announced the following awards. 

 

Spartan Award (Highest award in the state for publications)

Communicator Magazine

Communicator Online

 

School of Distinction (Award recognizing student media outlets that are free of prior review and censorship)

Community High

 

ALL-MIPA State Journalism Team

Madeline Halpert

 

Top Journalist in Reporting and Writing

Madeline Halpert

 

Podcast

Marianne Cowherd, 1st place

 

Information Graphic

Marcelo Salas and Caroline Phillips, Honorable Mention

Isabel Sandweiss and Alex Wood, 1st place

 

Advertising Layout

Hannah Davis, 2nd place

Eva Rosenfeld, 1st place

 

Front Page Magazine

Marcelo Salas, Honorable Mention

Marcelo Salas and Ada Banks, 1st place

 

Feature Page Spread

Josh Krauth-Harding and Eleanor Olson, 2nd place

 

News Page Spread

Eliza Upton, Honorable Mention

Frances Mackercher and Ada Banks, 2nd place

 

Entertainment

Marcelo Salas, 3rd place

Hannah Tschirhart, Honorable Mention

 

Photo Story

Kelly Arnold, 1st place

 

Online Breaking News Coverage

Natalie Potter, 2nd place

 

New Story

Matthew Ferraro, Honorable Mention

Eva Rosenfeld and Sophia Simon,  2nd place

 

Online Follow up News Coverage

Sophia Simon, Fernando Rojo and Oren Stein, 1st place

 

Online News Brief

Marianne Cowherd, Honorable Mention

Sophia Werthmann and Natalie Potter, 3rd place

 

Bylined Opinion

Hannah Rubenstein, Honorable Mention

Hannah Hesseltine, 3rd place

Marianne Cowherd, 2nd place

Eva Rosenfeld, 1st place

 

Photo Slideshow

Sophia Camp and Ada Banks, Honorable Mention

 

Editorial Cartoon

Eleanor Olson, 3rd place

 

Illustration

Eleanor Olson, 2nd place

Hazel O’Neil, 1st place

 

Review

Erez Dessel, 3rd place

Ryan Michaels, 2nd place

Marcelo Salas, 1st place

 

In-depth Feature

Eva Rosenfeld, 3rd place

Madeline Halpert, 2nd place

Erez Dessel and Joel Appel-Kraut, 1st place

 

Informative Feature

Kelly Arnold 2nd place

Kelly Arnold, 1st place

 

Human Interest

Madeline Halpert, Honorable Mention

Madeline Halpert, 1st place

 

News/feature Photograph

Hannah Rubenstein, Honorable Mention

Emily Ojeda, Honorable Mention

 

Environmental Portrait

Sophia Camp, Honorable Mention

 

Personal Narrative

Anurima Kumar, Honorable Mention

 Eliza Upton, 2nd place

 Ella Steiger, 1st place

 

Personality Profile

Ava Sherick, Honorable Mention

Matty Hack, Honorable Mention

Hannah Davis and Marcelo Salas, 2nd place

 

Diversity Coverage

Sophia Werthmann, 2nd place

Isabel Ratner, 1st place

 

Environmental Health or Science

Matty Hack, 1st place

 

Alternative Story Form

Marcelo Salas, Honorable Mention

Eva Rosenfeld and Frances Mackercher, 3rd place

 

53 and 2 Spartan awards and 1 distinction award

 

National Scholastic Press Association 2014-2015 Awards

 

Online Pacemaker Finalist

 

Online Pacemaker Winner

 

NSPA Design of the Year Award, Honorable Mention, Alex Wood

 

NSPA Story of the Year Award, Feature Story, Fifth Place, Madeline Halpert

 

NSPA Editorial Opinion, Honorable Mention, Aina Kelsaw-Fletcher

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association presented the following awards to The Communicator on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Lansing.   The Communicator is the student-run paper at Community High School.

 

 

First Place Awards

Alex Wood, Diversity Coverage

Staff, Editorial Opinion/ Spread

Oren Steiner, Entertainment Page/ Spread

Cody Ziesler, Environmental Portrait

Staff, Editorial

Liam Knight, Information Graphic

Fernando Rojo, Podcast (Audio)

Hazel O’Neil, Illustration

Madeline Halpert & Marcelo Salas, News Analysis

Jett Jones, News Story

Madeline Halpert, In-Depth Feature

Nick Middleton & Sophie Steinberg, Sports Action Photo

Kelly Arnold, News Page/ Spread

Kelly Arnold, Environmental, Health or Science

Caroline Phillips, Human Interest Feature

Isabel Sandweiss, Personality Profile

 

Second Place Awards

Casey MacDonald, Personal Narrative

Erez Dessel, Human Interest Feature

Staff, Editorial

Alona Shewach & Liam Knight, Entertainment Page/ Spread

Ada Banks & Eva Rosenfeld, In-Depth Feature

Hannah Shevrin, Diversity Coverage

Eva Rosenfeld, Personality Profile

Hazel O’Neil, Editorial Cartoon

Marcelo Salas & Madeline Halpert, News Page/ Spread

Staff, Breaking News Coverage

Ada Banks, Photo Slideshow with Audio

 

Third Place Awards

Sophia Werthmann, Human Interest Feature

Mari Cohen & Cooper DePriest, Environmental, Health or Science

Jeff Ohl & Jett Jones, In-Depth Feature

Hannah Shevrin, Personal Narrative

Eva Rosennfeld, Feature Page/ Spread

Hazel O’Neil, Editorial Cartoon

Matthew Hack, Feature Writing

 

Honorable Mention Awards

Alex Wood, Informative Feature

Marl Cohen, In-Depth Feature

Ryan Michaels, Review

Hannah Shevrin, Bylined Opinion

Marianne Cowherd, News Story

Marcelo Salas, News Story

Oby Ugwuegbu & Sophia Simon, Photo Story

Briene O’Donnell & Ruthie Graff, Pro/Con Editorial Columns

Eva Rosenfeld, Caroline Phillips & Kelly Arnold, Front Page/ Newsmagazine Style

Eva Rosenfeld, Alternative Story Form

Hazel O’Neil, Illustration

Natalie Potter, Sports News Story

Eliza Upton, Sports News Story

Jesse Rubin, Sports Column

Gabe Kardia, Sports Column

Nick Hagopian-Zirkel & Sophia Camp, Photo Slideshow

Liam Sullivan, Follow-Up News Coverage

Fernando Rojo, Podcast (Video)

Dan Metzler, News Writing

 

 

New York Times Op-Ed Contest

Matthew Hack, Top 10 Winner

 

 

State Awards

Spartan- Communicator Print

Gold Spartan- Communicator Online

 

54 and 2 Spartan awards 

 

2013

 

The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association presented the following awards to The Communicator on Monday, April 15, 2013 in Lansing.   The Communicator is the student-run paper at Community High School.

 

 

First Place Awards

Mari Cohen, Brienne O’Donnell, Cooper DePriest, Eliza Stein &

Abby Kleinheksel, News Analysis

Staff, Editorial

Mari Cohen, In Depth Feature

Kate Summers, Informative Feature

Abby Kleinheksel & Julia Kortberg , Human Interest Feature

Mari Cohen, Personality Profile

Jeff Ohl, Environmental, Health or Science Coverage

Julia Yanar, Editorial Cartoon

Caroline Phillips, Advertising Layout

Marcelo Salas, Front Page/Newspaper Style

Caroline Phillips, Sports Page/Spread

Staff, Entertainment Page/Spread

Cooper DePriest & Mari Cohen, Photo Story

 

Second Place Awards

Casey MacDonald, Personal Narrative

Leon Pescador, Diversity Coverage

Gabrielle Vuylsteke, Environmental, Health or Science Coverage

Brienne O’Donnell, Front Page/Newspaper Style

Ruthilah Graff, Editorial-Opinion Page/Spread

Brienne O’Donnell & Madeline Halpert, Feature Page Spread

 

Third Place Awards

Cooper DePriest & Sarah Zimmerman, Pro/Con Editorial Columns

Isabel Sandweiss, Informative Feature

Madeline Halpert, Informative Feature

Abby Kleinheksel, Human Interest Feature

Susan LaMoreaux, Environmental, Health or Science Coverage

Ruthilah Graff, Alternative Story Form

Eliza Stein & Cooper DePriest, Sports Feature Story

Gwyneth Moreland, Editorial Cartoon

 

Honorable Mention Awards

Marcelo Salas, News Story

Mari Cohen, News Analysis

Kate Summers, News Analysis

Staff, Editorial

Eliza Upton, Review

Kelly Arnold, Feature Column

Annabel Weiner, Personality Profile

Caroline Phillips, Personality Profile

Molly Kraus-Steinmetz, Honorable Mention

Melanie Langa & Julia Kortberg, Honorable Mention

Sarah Zimmerman, Environmental, Health or Science Coverage

Hannah King, Sarah O’Connor & Hannah Tschirhart, Alternative Story Form

James Mackin, Illustration

 

 

State Awards

Spartan – Communicator Online

Spartan – Communicator Print

 

On-Site Contests MIPA

Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing – Alex Wood and Kelly Arnold

Third Place, Special Projects – Brienne O’Donnell

First Place, Special Projects – Communicator Staff

 

National Awards

Pacemaker Finalist – Communicator Online

Pacemaker Finalist – Communicator Print

 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2013 – Gold Key to Mari Cohen for Journalism

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: On September 6, 2012 The National Scholastic Press Association announced that The Communicator, Community High School’s student-run newspaper is a recipient of four national awards. 

The Communicator is led by an incredible group of editors:  Mari Cohen, Kerry Fingerle, Julia Kortberg, Jordan Siden, Brienne O’Donnell, Cooper DePriest, Abby Kleinheksel, Eliza Stein, Colleen O’Brien, and Kelly Arnold.  The adviser for the newsmagazine and online edition is Tracy Anderson.

– Melanie Langa, Danny Langa, Annabel Weiner and Vittoria Meloni received one of five Honorable Mentions in the Multimedia News Story of the Year category.

– Colleen O’Brien is one of four finalists in the Design of the Year category.  (Colleen won second place in the U.S.)

– Kate Summers is one of five finalists for Multimedia News Story of the Year (Kate won second place in the U.S.)

– The Communicator is one of nine newsmagazine finalists for the Pacemaker, which is the top national award given by the National Scholastic Press Association.

Congratulations to all of the journalism students at Community High.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011-2012 Awards

 

The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association presented the following awards to The Communicator on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Lansing.   The Communicator is the student-run paper at Community High School.

 

Spartan Award

Communicator Print

 

Gold Award

Communicator Online

 

All-State Journalism Team

Melanie Langa

 

First Place Awards

Jordan Siden, News Page/Spread

Annabel Weiner, Vittoria Meloni, Danny Langa and Melanie Langa, Enhanced Story Package

Danny Langa and Melanie Langa, Breaking News Coverage

Eliza Stein and Brienne O’Donnell, Human Interest Feature

Margaret Whittier-Ferguson, Personal Narrative

Mari Cohen, Informative Feature

Jordan Siden, Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

Kate Summers, News Analysis

Zach Shaw and Adam Mannheim, Sports Feature Story

Colleen O’Brien, Illustration

Ruthie Graff and Clare Lauer, Environmental, Health or Science

Colleen O’Brien, Front Page/Magazine Style

Eliza Stein and Brienne O’Donnell, Diversity Coverage

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Interactive Graphic

Melanie Langa and Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Podcast

 

Second Place Awards

Sarah Kerson and Melanie Langa, Enhanced Story Package

Clare Lauer, In-Depth Feature

Cooper DePriest, Advertising Layout

Margaret Whittier-Ferguson, Editorial Cartoon

Abby Kleinheksel and Brienne O’Donnell, Environmental, Health or Science

Mari Cohen, Personal Narrative

Kyle Aaronson, Personality Profile

Mari Cohen, Diversity Coverage

Staff, Editorial

Helen Januszewsi, Ella Bourland and Annabel Weiner, News Brief

Jordan Siden, News Analysis

Kerry Fingerle and Julia Kortberg, Breaking News Coverage

Fernando Rojo and Danny Langa, Podcast

Erez Levin, Entertainment Page/Spread

Zach Shaw, Sports Page/Spread

Abby Kleinheksel, Feature Page/Spread

Colleen O’Brien, Front Page/Magazine Style

Kerry Fingerle, Photo Story

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Environmental Portrait

 

Third Place Awards

Fernando Rojo and Danny Langa, Podcast

Ruthie Graff, Photo Story

Katie O’Brien, Entertainment Page/Spread

Colleen O’Brien, Comic Strip

Staff, Editorial

Joella Bennett, Editorial Cartoon

Nick Margolis and Zach Shaw, Sports News Story

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Follow-up News Coverage

Nick Margolis and Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, News Brief

 

Honorable Mention Awards

Melanie Langa, In-Depth Feature

Melanie Langa, Environmental, Health or Science

Melanie Langa and Michelle Wander, Photo Slideshow with Audio

Cooper DePriest, Nick Margolis and Eli Sugerman, News Story

Annabel Weiner and Cooper DePriest, Diversity Coverage

Colleen O’Brien, Comic Strip

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Photo Slideshow

Julia Kortberg, Human Interest Feature

Jordan Siden, In-Depth Feature

Zach Shaw, Sports Page/Spread

Aaron London, Human Interest Feature

Julia Raymond, New Story

Julia DeVarti, Review

Maggie Sowder, Environmental, Health or Science

James Mackin and Sari Greifer, Photo Slideshow

Cooper DePriest and Abby Kleinheksel, Alternative Story Form

Eliza Stein and Brienne O’Donnell, Feature Page Spread

Eva Hattie Schueler, Diversity Coverage

James Mackin, Alternative Story Form

Abby Kleinheksel, Sports Feature Story

Helen Januszewski, Personality Profile

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Sports Feature Photo

 

Onsite Contests

First Place – Zach Shaw – Feature Writing

 

 

 

Pacemaker Awards

(The top national award from the National Scholastic Press Association)

 

Newsmagazine

2012 Pacemaker Finalist

2010 Pacemaker Finalist (one of five)

2009 Pacemaker Finalist (one of three)

 

Online

2012 Pacemaker Finalist

2011 Pacemaker Finalist

2010 Pacemaker Finalist

 

 

Golden Pen Adviser of the Year Award

2010 – Tracy Anderson

given by the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

 

 

 

 

2008 National Scholastic Press Association Story of the Year

  • Diversity Coverage – First Place

 

2007 – 2008 National Awards from Journalism Education Association On-Site Contest

  • Newswriting – Superior
  • Editorial Writing – Honorable Mention
  • Feature Writing – Honorable Mention
  • Review Writing – Honorable Mention
  • Copy Editing/Headline/Caption Writing – Excellent
  • Photography Portfolio – Superior

 

2007 – 2008 Individual Awards from Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

First Place Awards

  • Feature Column
  • Diversity Coverage
  • Environmental Story
  • Illustration

 

Second Place Awards

  • Sports Page/Spread
  • Editorial Cartoon
  • Sports Feature Story
  • Alternative Story Form
  • Bylined Opinion Article
  • Informative Feature

 

Third Place Awards

  • In-Depth Feature
  • News Analysis
  • Diversity Coverage
  • Sports Feature Story
  • Sports Photo
  • Portrait

 

Honorable Mention Awards

  • Photo Story
  • Entertainment Page/Spread
  • Sports Page/Spread
  • News Page/Spread
  • Editorial Opinion Page/Spread
  • Advertising Layout
  • Information Graphic
  • Illustration
  • Comic Strip
  • Editorial Cartoon
  • Portrait
  • Sports Photo
  • News Analysis
  • Editorial
  • Review
  • In-Depth Feature
  • Informative Feature

 

Onsite Awards from Michigan Interscholastic Press Association 2008

  • Second Place Award in Editorial Writing
  • Third Place in Feature Writing
  • Third Place in News Writing
  • Honorable Mention in Feature Writing
  • Honorable Mention in News Writing

 

Spartan Contest Award

The Communicator Silver

 

2006 – 2007 National Awards from Journalism Education Association

  • Newswriting – Honorable Mention
  • Sports Writing – Excellent
  • Editorial Cartoon – Superior

 

2006 – 2007 Individual Awards from Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

First Place Awards

  • News Story
  • Editorial
  • Bylined Opinion Article
  • In-Depth Feature
  • Personality Profile
  • Diversity Coverage
  • Sports Feature Story
  • Front Page/Magazine Style
  • Feature Page/Spread
  • Photo Story

 

Second Place Awards

  • News Analysis
  • Editorial
  • Bylined Opinion
  • In-Depth Feature
  • Diversity Coverage
  • Editorial Cartoon
  • Sports Page/Spread

 

Third Place

  • News Story
  • Human Interest Feature
  • Personality Profile
  • Comic Strip
  • Information Graphic
  • Front Page/Magazine Style
  • Editorial Opinion Page/Spread
  • Entertainment Page/Spread

 

Honorable Mention

  • Review
  • Informative Feature
  • Sports Feature Story
  • Illustration
  • Advertising Layout
  • Photo Story

 

2007 Spartan Contest Awards

The Communicator (newsmagazine) Spartan

The Communicator (online) Gold

 

 

2005 – 2006

 

NATIONAL AWARDS

Best of Show

Fourth Place

National Scholastic Press Association Conference in Chicago, November 2005

 

STATE AWARDS

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

 

Web Spartan Award

The Communicator was the only school newspaper to win the Web Spartan.

 

First Place Awards

  • Sports News Story
  • Front Page Magazine Style
  • Sports Feature Story
  • Sports Page/Spread
  • Story Package
  • Advertising Layout
  • News Page/Spread
  • Illustration
  • Information Graphic
  • Diversity Coverage
  • Human Interest Feature
  • Bylined Opinion
  • Feature Page/Spread
  • Informative Feature
  • Personality Profile

 

Second Place Awards

  • Feature Page/Spread
  • Sports Page/Spread
  • Comic Strip
  • Editorial Cartoon
  • Sports News Story

 

Third Place Awards

  • Front Page/Magazine Style
  • Diversity Coverage

 

Honorable Mention

  • Entertainment Page/Spread
  • Comic Strip
  • Human Interest Feature
  • Entertainment Page/Spread
  • Illustration
  • Review
  • Photo Story
  • Editorial Cartoon
  • Sports Column

 

 

2004 – 2005

STATE AWARDS

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

 

First Place Awards

  • Infographic
  • News Analysis
  • Illustration
  • News Page/Spread
  • Sports Page/Spread
  • Feature Column
  • Entertainment Page/Spread
  • Feature Page/Spread

 

Second Place Awards

  • News Analysis
  • Sports News
  • News Magazine Cover
  • Personality Profile

 

Third Place Awards

  • Infographic
  • Illustration
  • Story Package
  • Portrait
  • News/Feature Photo
  • Entertainment Spread

 

Honorable Mention Awards

  • Photo Story
  • Advertising Layout
  • Sports Feature
  • Portrait
  • News/Feature Photo
  • Sports News
  • Feature Page/Spread
  • By-lined Opinion
  • Diversity Coverage

 

The Communicator also received the “Gold Medal” award from the Interscholastic Press Association.

 

National Scholastic Press Association Journalism Honor Roll

Kevin Yaroch

Brian Cavanagh-Strong

Iris Faraway

Luke King

Bridget Smith

Martin Tinkerhess

John Wallington

Nathan Banka

 

 

2003 – 2004

STATE AWARDS

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

 

First Place Awards

  • Feature Page/Spread
  • Entertainment Page/Spread
  • Review

 

Second Place Awards

  • News/Feature Photograph
  • Front Page/Newsmagazine
  • Feature Page/Spread

 

Third Place Awards

  • Portrait
  • Infographic
  • Advertising Layout
  • Front Page / News Magazine

 

Honorable Mention Awards

  • Human Interest Feature
  • Personality Profile
  • Sports Photograph
  • Portrait
  • Sports Page/Spread
  • Entertainment Page/Spread

 

NATIONAL AWARDS

Journalism Education Association

 

Excellent

  • Review Writing

 

Honorable Mention

  • Newsmagazine Layout
  • Copy Editing/Headline/Caption Writing
  • Editorial Writing

 

National Scholastic Press Association Journalism Honor Roll

Nathan Banka                                

Caleb Curtis                       

Iris Faraway                                   

Steve Hall                           

Luke King                                      

Nick Lundholm

Joe Stapleton

Nick Taylor

Miller Tinkerhess

Steve Vozar

 

2003 J&S National Design Contest

Grand Prize Winner

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