A few chuckles at the Press Club’s boot camp

Kit Dicioccio, left, and Jack Heffernon, of Serra High School in San Mateo, discuss some of the more humorous experiences they have had on their school’s newspaper. Below, Alexis Stewart of Jefferson High School in Daly City talks about how she and her fellow staffers are working to improve their newspaper. They were part of a panel discussion of student journalists yesterday, hosted by the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. The discussion was at the conclusion of an annual boot

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High School Journalism Boot Camp set for Oct. 21

Attention, high school journalism advisers. Please save Friday afternoon, Oct. 21, for the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s High School Journalism Boot Camp at the College of San Mateo. The hours will be 1-5 p.m. and again will take over the CSM Theatre and surrounding classrooms for presentations by professional journalists. This year we are tying the Boot Camp to participation in the spring High School Journalism Contest. Every school that participates in the Boot Camp will be eligible to

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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

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High school journalism awards reception May 2

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will present awards in its annual high school journalism contest next Monday, May 2, in the Ballroom of Ralston Hall on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. The event is sponsored by Hillsdale Shopping Center. The contest attracted 459 entries this year, up 40% from last year. Fifteen schools and 221 individual students entered. Not only will awards be presented at this reception, but students will be able

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Large turnout for boot camp expected

More than 250 students are planning to attend this year’s San Francisco Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Boot Camp on Friday (Oct. 1), double last year’s number. In fact, the number is so great that the Press Club has been forced to close registration for this year’s event. “We never expected such an overwhelming response. Our hosts at the College of San Mateo are afraid we will overrun our allotted space,” said Micki Carter, the Press Club’s boot camp

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El Camino High journalists win top award
in Press Club’s high school contest

Thirty-eight awards for excellence in high school journalism were awarded Wednesday at a reception for the winners of the annual San Francisco Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Competition. First-time entrant, The Colt Quarterly of El Camino High School in South San Francisco, took the top prize in General Excellence. The adviser and staff of the Colt Quarterly are shown above. The San Mateo Hi from San Mateo High School and The Oracle of Gunn High School in Palo Alto also

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Record turnout for high school boot camp

The Press Club’s annual high school boot camp Friday attracted 88 students, six teachers and 11 speakers — the largest turnout in the event’s history. The purpose of the afternoon of workshops, discussions and hands-on demonstrations was to help students who will be publishing school newspapers and Web sites in the coming academic year. Students came from the following high schools: Aragon, Burlingame, Hillsdale, MetWest, Mills, Notre Dame in Belmont, San Mateo, Sequoia, Summit Prep in Redwood City and Washington

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High school journalism boot camp coming up

High school journalists from throughout the Bay Area are invited to the second annual High School Journalism Boot Camp the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will present from 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the College of San Mateo. Last year about 80 young journalists attended seminars on digital photography, online publishing, page design, writing editorials, finding stories, editing sports and arts/entertainment sections and making the transition to college newspapering. Media Attorney Jim Wagstaffe will reprise his very popular talk

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Press Club’s high school boot camp date set

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will present its annual High School Journalism Boot Camp from 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the College of San Mateo. High school journalism advisers are welcome to bring as many students as they wish to hear from professionals in the field talk about such topics as multi-media, television, what makes a story and where do you find it, page design, sports reporting, arts and entertainment reporting and how to sell advertising. If teachers

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