The Oracle, the student newspaper of Gunn High School in Palo Alto, took first place in the General Excellence category at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s High School Journalism Awards.

The awards, co-sponsored by Hillsdale Shopping Center and Notre Dame de Namur University Communications Program, were presented at an afternoon reception in the Ballroom of Ralston Hall in the NDNU campus in Belmont.

In all, 132 students from12 publications at nine high schools submitted 248 entries in 12 categories. Professional members of the Press Club judged the competition.

In this photo are members of the Gunn High School Oracle staff with their adviser, Kristi Garcia, in the back.

Here is a complete list of winners:

    General Excellence

The Oracle, Gunn High School
The Panther, Eastside College Prep School
The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School

    Layout and Design

Eastside Panther, Eastside College Prep School
Tie — Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School, and The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School
The Viking Magazine, Palo Alto High School

    News Story

Aurelle Amram and Tenny Zhang, The Oracle, Gunn High School.
Sasha Guttentag and Tenny Zhang, The Oracle, Gunn High School.
Tie — Janey Moon, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School, and Carlo Acenas, The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School

    Feature Story

Caitlin Watson and Emily Hamilton, Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School
Eric Galamay and Jonathan Jaranilla, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
Jessica Linebarger and Sara Connolly, Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School
Honorable Mention: Faisal Hamid, Thunderbolt, Mills High School

    Sports Story

Peter Johnson, The Viking, Palo Alto High School
Ying Wa Mo, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
Alex Cabrera, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School

    Column

Andy Verderosa, The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School
Andy Verderosa, The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School
Jesse Cobb, The Times, Terra Nova High School
HM: Austin Smith, The Viking, Palo Alto High School

    Editorial

Elibet Jimenez, The Panther, Eastside College Prep School
Alex Ackroyd, Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School
Faisal Hamid, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School

    News Photo

Meghan McCarron, The Times, Terra Nova High School
Jonathan Jaranilla, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
Jessica Kalinin, The Times, Terra Nova High School

    Feature Photo

Roseanna Maafu, The Panther, Eastside College Prep School
Oliver Lorenz, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School
Alex Ackroyd, Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School

    Sports Photo

Victoria Vargas, The Panther, Eastside College Prep School
Julissa Gomez, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
Alex Milovidov, Viking Magazine, Palo Alto High School

    Web site Content

The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School
The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School

    Web site Design

The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School

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