June 7, 2004

North Kingstown High School and Ferri Middle School win top scholastic journalism awards

Providence, RI -- The Current Wave, the student newspaper of North Kingstown High School, recently took first place in the best newspaper category of the 20th Annual Scholastic Journalism Competition, sponsored by The Providence Journal. Taking top honors in the Middle/Junior High School Division was Jaguar Journal, the student newspaper of Johnston's Ferri Middle School.

A professional and academic panel of journalists and photographers from The Providence Journal and the University of Rhode Island Department of Journalism judged more than 60 individual student photography, writing and illustration entries. Twenty newspapers competed.

The winning articles, photographs and illustrations, along with comments from the competition judges are posted on projo.com, the Web site of The Providence Journal, at www.projo.com/sja.

Individual student winners and newspaper staffs winning best awards receive trophies and critiques for their work.
Here are the winners:

High School Division

Best Newspaper Category

Winner
North Kingstown High School
The Current Wave

1st Runner-up
Cranston High School West
The West Wind

2nd Runner-up
Portsmouth High School
The Patriot Ledger

3rd Runner-up
Moses Brown School
The Quaker


Editorial/Opinion Writing Category

1st Place
St. George's School
Alexandra Kalita
Red & White

2nd Place
Barrington High School
Breanne Kidman
The Talon

3rd Place
North Kingstown High School
Christopher Curley
The Current Wave

Feature Story Category

1st Place
Middletown High School
Maggie Drayton
The Wave

2nd Place
Barrington High School
Sam Clark
The Talon

3rd Place
North Kingstown High School
Brittany Nugent
The Current Wave

Illustration/Comic/Editorial Cartoon Category

1st Place
Barrington High School
Jared Luther
The Talon

2nd Place
Bishop Hendricken High School
Chris Petteruti
Talon

3rd Place
Middletown High School
Liz Kolator
The Wave

In-Depth Reporting Category

1st Place
Cranston High School West
Vanessa Sampalis
The West Wind

2nd Place
Bishop Hendricken High School
Tom Elias
Talon

3rd Place
Barrington High School
Brian Morgan
The Talon


News Story Category

1st Place
St. George's School
Adolphe Coulibaly
Red & White

2nd Place
North Kingstown High School
Sarah Thompson
The Current Wave

3rd Place
Middletown High School
Casey Peterson
The Wave


Photojournalism Category

1st Place
Moses Brown School
Katie Pyle
The Quaker

2nd Place
South Kingstown High School
Trista Hawkins
The Rebellion

3rd Place
Cranston High School West
Katie Ciresi
The West Wind

Sports Story Category

1st Place
South Kingstown High School
Chris Barrett
The Rebellion

2nd Place
North Kingstown High School
Erik Uustal
The Current Wave

3rd Place
Burrillville High School
Christopher Estrada
The Blueprint


Middle/Junior High School Division

Best Newspaper Category

Winner
Ferri Middle School
Jaguar Journal

1st Runner-up
Riverside Middle School
The Viking Press

2nd Runner-up
Deering Middle School
For Your Information

3rd Runner-up
Knotty Oak Middle School
Knotty Oak Times

Illustration/Comic/Editorial Cartoon Category

1st Place
Woonsocket Middle School
Karen Duong
Novan's Pride

2nd Place
Wickford Middle School
Katrina Clark
Pawprint

3rd Place
Deering Middle School
Joshua Vadeboncoeur
For Your Information


Writing Category

1st Place
Blessed Sacrament School
Tomas McLaughlin
The Mustard Seed

2nd Place
Riverside Middle School
Danielle Rizzini
The Viking Press

3rd Place
Ferri Middle School
Kathrine Barnes
Jaguar Journal


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