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Eastside Prep, Paly take top high school journalism prizes

The Eastside Panther of Eastside College Preparatory High School in East Palo Alto took top honors in General Excellence in the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s High School Journalism Competition this year. (Above is the staff of the Panther with adviser Angela Filo at left.

Palo Alto High School, which entered two magazines and one online publication, won the most awards with 11, including best web site content and design.

Awards were presented at a reception today (May 12) in the ballroom of Ralston Hall on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.

This year 167 students from 10 high schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties participated in 12 categories.

The staff of the Eastside Panther will be introduced at the Evening of Excellence awards dinner June 6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.

Here’s a complete list of winners:

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