The Chesterton High
School Student Press presented its annual Quill & Scroll induction and
publications awards recently.
advisor John Hayduk gave the 31st annual W.R. Canright Outstanding Senior
Journalist Award to Katherine Smith of Singing Sands.
Hayduk and English
teacher/Singing Sands advisor John Thanos awarded the 14th annual Kathryn
Elizabeth Pokorny Student Press Memorial Scholarships to Zachary Barnes
(Ball State University), Daniel Vincent (Southern Illinois University), and
Leslie Taubert (Indiana-Purdue University/Indianapolis) of the Sandscript,
and to Singing Sands’ Katherine Smith and Payton Norlington, who will attend
Grace College and Valparaiso University, respectively.
Donna Trowbridge of
the Sandscript was presented with a summer workshop partial grant to the
Indiana University High School Journalism Institute in Bloomington by Hayduk,
while Thanos gave grants to the Ball State University Summer Media Academy
in Muncie to Marissa Ciesielski, Alyssa Clemento, Tatiana Flores, Avery
Nunez, Whitney Schreiber, Katherine Smith, and Olivia White of Singing
Also honored were
new and current members of the Kathryn Elizabeth Pokorny Chapter of the
International Honorary Society of High School Journalists (Quill and Scroll)
and other staff members of the Sandscript and Singing Sands.
Quill and Scroll
inducted eight new members and recognized five current members during a
ceremony emceed by president Katherine Smith and sponsor John Hayduk.
Those inducted from
the Sandscript included Zachary Barnes, Christian Martin, Megan McGue, Donna
Trowbridge, and Katelynn Williams, while those from Singing Sands included
Alyssa Clemento, John Thanos, and Olivia White.
pins were Adriana Cavlovic, Lauren Lecy, and Daniel Vincent of the
Sandscript, and Whitney Schreiber and Katherine Smith of Singing Sands.
Senior members receiving honor certificates included Zachary Barnes and
Daniel Vincent of the Sandscript, and Katherine Smith of Singing Sands, who
also was presented with a graduation honor cord for her eight semesters of
outstanding journalistic work.
certificates and major awards for the Sandscript and Singing Sands were
presented by Hayduk and Thanos, respectively.
Gregory Mochen of
the Sandscript received the South Bend Tribune Most-Valuable Newspaper
Staffer Award; he, along with other Michiana high school journalists, will
be featured in the Tribune in June.
outstanding-in-class honors for the Sandscript were Erin Grimes, outstanding
freshman; Kathleen Williams, outstanding sophomore; Lauren Lecy, outstanding
junior; and Daniel Vincent, outstanding senior.
Sandscript staffers honored were Leslie Taubert, best cub reporter; Zachary
Barnes, best new staffer; Lauren Lecy, most committed staffer; Adriana
Cavlovic, most improved staffer; Donna Trowbridge, most professional
staffer; and Katarina Gregurich, most promising designer.
quality work in a unassuming manner, the Sandscript’s Carlos Martinez,
Christian Martin, Megan McGue, and Evan Pearson received Subtle Quality
awards. For spending notable time after school working on their publication,
Lauren Lecy and Gregory Mochen of the Sandscript received Midnight Oil
For Singing Sands,
Katherine Smith was named most-valuable staffer.
outstanding-in-class honors for Singing Sands were Renee Woudema,
outstanding freshman; Marissa Ciesielski, outstanding sophomore; Avery
Nunez, outstanding junior; and Katherine Smith, outstanding senior.
Among other Singing
Sands staffers honored were Whitney Schreiber, commitment to quality award;
Olivia White, eagerness to learn award; Katherine Smith, leadership award;
and Alyssa Clemento and Tatiana Flores, mental attitude awards.
for the 2014-15 newspaper and yearbook were announced at the end of the
event. Gregory Mochen will be EIC for the Sandscript, while Whitney
Schreiber will be EIC for Singing Sands.