Student school publications take home honors from VHSL
Posted on 11/25/2019
graphic images of a Yearbook, newspaper, and magazine on a light blue background. Text in darker blue reads: PWCS school publications earn nine VHSL Awards for outstanding workThe dedication and effort PWCS students put into their school publications was confirmed with the announcement of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) publications awards for outstanding work. Yearbooks, newspapers, and magazines capture the spirit of a school and are cherished keepsakes at the end of the year. These awards recognize the hard work, passion, and creativity of the students behind such publications.

The VHSL evaluates student-produced publications using a point system that rates the submitted work including newspapers, magazines, news magazines, online news, broadcasts, and yearbooks. The very best publications earn trophy, first, second, or third-class awards.

Congratulations to the following PWCS high schools for the following awards:

Yearbook division:
• Trophy class was awarded to Colgan High School’s “Shark Tales,” advised by Beth Skaggs.
• First-class awards were presented to Brentsville District High School’s “The Flash,” advised by Amanda Espiet, and Osbourn Park High School’s “The Hi-Jacket,” advised by Dianne Tharp Demastrie.

Magazine division:
• Trophy-class was awarded to Forest Park High School’s magazine “Ursa Major,” advised by Laura Dowling, Woodbridge High School’s magazine “Eddas,” advised by Cathy Hailey, and Osbourn Park High School’s “Portraits,” advised by Alexander Sturges.
• Second-class was awarded to Brentsville District High School’s “Rhapsody,” advised by Krista Shellenberger.

Newspaper division:
• First-class was awarded to Brentsville District High School’s “The Roar,” advised by Krista Shellenberger.
• Second-class was awarded to Colgan High School’s “The Current,” advised by Beth Skaggs.