Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo
Alto took top honors at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 2012 High
School Journalism Awards which were presented Thursday afternoon at Junipero
Serra High School in San Mateo.

Gunn’s newspaper, The Oracle, was
recognized as the first-place winner in the General Excellence category. The
paper’s editor and advisor will be honored at the Press Club’s Evening of
Excellence May 19 at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City.

In all, 11 Peninsula high schools
participated in the competition, which drew 419 entries in 12 categories from
223 students. Fifty students representing eight high schools won awards.

The Outlook of Aragon High School
in San Mateo took 12 awards, the highest number to a single school in the
competition. The Highlander of Carlmont High School in Belmont and Gunn’s
Oracle tied for second with seven awards each.

The contest was judged by
professional journalists who are members of the Press Club.

Here is a complete list of the
winning entries:

News Story
First:  Amrita Moitra and Jean Wang, The Oracle, Henry
M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Second:  Sabrina Imbler, The Outlook, Aragon High School, San
Mateo
Third:  Brian Benton, The Campanile, Palo Alto High
School, Palo Alto
Feature Story
First:  Kira Brenner, The Outlook, Aragon High School, San
Mateo
Second:  Sabrina Imbler, The Outlook, Aragon High School, San
Mateo
Third:  Sarah Levin, The Highlander, Carlmont High
School, Belmont
Sports Story
First:  Gianna Dimick, The Highlander, Carlmont High
School, Belmont
Second:  Jack Heffernan, The Friar, Junipero Serra High
School, San Mateo
Third:  Jack Heffernan, The Friar, Junipero Serra High
School, San Mateo
Editorial
First:  Cooper Aspegren, The Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High
School, Palo Alto
Second:  The
Burlingame B Staff
, Burlingame High School, Burlingame
Third:  The
Outlook Staff
, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Column
First:  Carly Bertolozzi, The Highlander, Carlmont High
School, Belmont
Second:  Peter Dennis, The Viking Sports Magazine, Palo
Alto High School, Palo Alto
Third:  Ashley Ngu, The
Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo
Alto
News Photo
First:  Liz Vargas, The
Panther, Eastside College Preparatory
School, East Palo Alto
Second:  Chloe Scott, The Highlander, Carlmont High
School, Belmont
Third:  Chloe Scott, The Highlander, Carlmont High
School, Belmont
Feature Photo
First:  Kore Chan, The
Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Second:  Sam Alavi, Kore Chan, The Outlook, Aragon
High School, San Mateo
Third:  Wendy Qiu, The
Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo
Alto
Sports Photo
First:  Kore Chan, The
Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Second:  Alex Furuya, The Outlook, Aragon High School, San
Mateo
Third:  Sam Alavi, The
Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Layout and Design
First:  The Outlook Staff, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Second:  The Panther Staff, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto
Third:  The
Highlander Staff
, Carlmont High School, Belmont
Web Site Design
First:  Jonathan Slowey and Victoria Xiao, thebearcat.net, San
Mateo High School, San Mateo
Second:  Dylan Wang, The
Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Third:  The
Oracle Staff
, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Web Site Content
First:  Jonathan Slowey and Victoria Xiao, thebearcat.net, San
Mateo High School, San Mateo
Second:  The Oracle Staff, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Third:  The Staff, scotscoopnews.com, Carlmont High School, Belmont
General Excellence
First:  The Oracle Staff, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Second:  The Campanile Staff, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto
Third:  The Outlook Staff, Aragon High School, San Mateo
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