Yearbook ranks among top 10 in nation

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Hannah Ilan

Hannah Ilan “Not Afraid of Snakes” National Sweepstakes Winner Academic Photo

the Shield staff

The Quill and Scroll International Journalism Honor Society has announced that the 2016 Knight ranked among the top 10 yearbooks in the nation in the 2016 Yearbook Excellence Contest.

2016 graduate Hannah Ilan earned a Sweepstakes Award in the Academic Photo category for her photograph of students in Mr. Whiz’s anatomy class holding Rusty the corn snake.

Ilan, who served Mac Journalism as the design editor for the Shield in 2015-2016, was one of only 36 sweepstakes winners in the Yearbook Excellence Contest nationwide.

In addition to Ilan’s Sweepstakes Award, the Knight staff collected 10 National Gold Key Award for work published in the 2016 Knight.

Alana Raper (’17), Ashley Chamberlain (’18) and Kennedy Schuelke (’18) each earned two National Gold Key Awards. Christina Beck (’16), Myla Perry (’17), Isak Contreras (’18), Madison Olsen (’18), Georgia Boutot (’19), Sarah Lightfoot (’19), Kimberly Cochrane (’19), Molly Farkas (’19) and Celeste Montes de Oca (’19) were the other National Gold Key Awards.

This year, Quill and Scroll introduced a new staff award, the Blue and Gold Award, to honor the high school journalism programs that excelled in the 2016 Yearbook Excellence Contest. McCallum was one of only 10 high schools in the nation received this honor.

McCallum earned its Blue and Gold Award in the Comprehensive Visuals. The award honors staffs for overall excellence in graphic design, photography and photo illustration.

Overall, Quill and Scroll recognized 297 National Award winners in the 2016 Yearbook Excellence Contest. Over 1,400 entries were evaluated.

Gold Key winners are eligible to apply for college journalism scholarships in their senior year of high school. Quill and Scroll presented the contest in partnership with Balfour, Herff Jones, Jostens, Picaboo and Walsworth yearbook companies.

2016 YEARBOOK EXCELLENCE SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

ACADEMIC PHOTO

Hannah Ilan
McCallum HS – A
Austin, TX

2016 NATIONAL WINNERS

Austin

McCallum High School

Academic Photo – Ashley Chamberlain
Academics – Celeste Montes de Oca
Academics – Molly Farkas
Academics – Sarah Lightfoot
Academics – Georgia Boutot
Advertising – Alana Raper
Clubs or Organizations Photo – Ashley Chamberlain
Clubs or Organizations Photo – Madison Olsen
Personality Profiles – Alana Raper
Sports – Kimberly Cochrane
Sports – Myla Perry
Sports – Kennedy Schuelke
Sports Action Photo – Christina Beck
Sports Action Photo – Isak Contreras
Sports Action Photo – Kennedy Schuelke

Blue and Gold Award Winners

Category A

Staff Excellence

Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Comprehensive Visuals

Davenport Central High School
Davenport, Iowa

McCallum High School
Austin, Texas

Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Comprehensive Writing

Haltom High School
Haltom, Texas

Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Westlake High School
Austin, Texas

 

Category B

Staff Excellence

Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, California

Comprehensive Visuals

Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, California

Darlington School
Rome, Georgia

Richland R-1 School
Essex, Missouri

Comprehensive Writing

Calvary Day School
Savannah, Georgia

Darlington School
Rome, Georgia

Notre Dame De Sion High School
Kansas City, Missouri