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High school students to receive journalism awards

The Press Club is pleased to report that the number of entries in its high school journalism contest has increased 26% this year — from 260 to 329. Ten high schools submitted entries, which is also a record.

Press Club director Micki Carter said that every one of the 10 schools won at least one award.

Carter and others from the Press Club will present the awards at a reception on Wednesday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Notre Dame de Namur University’s Ralston Hall, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont.

At the reception, Daily News Editor Mario Dianda will tell the students and their advisers about the Youth Opinion section his paper has launched.

The increase in entries comes at a time when the Press Club has made it a priority to help high school journalism programs. Many high schools have eliminated student newspapers and journalism classes to cut costs.

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