Last month, Harker journalism won three Crown Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, a first for the program “and an extremely rare occurrence for any high school,” said journalism teacher Ellen Austin.
The Talon yearbook’s Gold Crown – its first Crown win in Harker history – was one of just 18 Gold Crowns awarded to high school yearbook programs nationwide. The Winged Post, the upper school newspaper, was one of 11 high school newspapers to haul in a Gold Crown, while the online news site Harker Aquila received a Silver Crown. All publications were awarded for work they did during the 2017-18 school year. Nearly 1,200 student publications were evaluated for this year’s Crown Awards.