Harker’s upper school newspaper, “The Winged Post,” was chosen as a Crown Finalist for News Publications for its work during the 2016-17 school year, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced last month. In late September, the upper school literary magazine, “HELM,” was named a Crown Finalist for Magazines.
Every year, student news publications from CSPA-member schools are selected to be Crown Finalists after a “head-to-head comparison,” the CSPA website states. Criteria considered in judging include design, writing, photography and coverage. Every Crown Finalist will be awarded either a Gold Crown or Silver Crown at the CSPA ceremonies, to be held in New York City in March.
Also last month, Harker journalists picked up seven CSPA 2017 Gold Circle Awards for Newspapers. Gold Circle Awards were given to individual pieces published from June 11, 2016 through June 12, 2017. Harker journalism’s winning entries (organized by category) were:
In-depth news/feature story: “Behind the Statistics: Student Stories of Survival in Silicon Valley,” by Kaitlin Hsu, grade 12, Kshithija Mulam ‘17 and Meilam Steimle ‘17
First-person experience: “Stripping ‘Quiet’ of Its Negative Connotations,” by Sahana Srinivasan, grade 12
Cultural feature: “Top Binge-Worthy Shows to Watch During Spring Break,” by Sahana Srinivasan, grade 12
Photo story: “At the Pools,” by Kaitlin Hsu, grade 12
Photography/Portfolio of work: Ashley Jiang, grade 12
Informational graphics/Portfolio of work: Kaitlin Hsu, grade 12
Single-subject news or feature package, double-truck: “Science of Sleep,” by Sahana Srinivasan, grade 12