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High school journalism contest winners

Palo Alto High School, with its three publications, took top honors at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 2011 High School Journalism Awards which were presented today (May 2) at Ralston Hall on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.

The school’s newspaper, The Campanile, 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 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City. Palo Alto students who work on The Viking sports magazine and The Paly Voice news website also collected honors.

In all, 15 Peninsula high schools participated in the competition which drew 459 entries in 12 categories from 221 students, a 40 percent increase in entries over last year. Fifty students representing 10 high schools won awards. The contest was judged by professional journalists who are members of the Press Club.

Here is a complete list of the winners:

Website Design

Website Content



Sports Story

News Story

Feature Story

News Photo

Feature Photo

Sports Photo

Layout & Design

General Excellence

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