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The Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High School takes top Press Club honor

Gunn High School’s Oracle newspaper staff

Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto took top honors at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 2014 High School Journalism Awards which were presented Thursday afternoon (May 22) at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City.

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 31 at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City.

In all, 13 Peninsula high schools participated in the competition, each with a first place plaque, second, third place and honorable mention certificates. The competition drew 563 entries in 12 categories from 255 students. 40 individuals received awards.

The contest was judged by professional journalists who are members of the Press Club and is co-sponsored by the Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo.

Here is a complete list of the winning entries:

News Story

Feature Story

Sports Story



News Photo

Feature Photo

Sports Photo

Layout and Design

Web Site Design

Web Site Content

General Excellence

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