McLean’s publications staffs earn top state and national awards

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Posted on May 20, 2016 by

Student journalists from the yearbook and newsmagazine staffs celebrate their Crown Awards at Columbia University in March.

Student journalists from the yearbook and newsmagazine staffs celebrate their Crown Awards at Columbia University in March.

It’s been a busy spring for McLean’s publications staffs!

McLean’s Clan Yearbook was recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association with the Pacemaker Award. The Clan was one of just 42 high school yearbooks to earn this distinction. The Clan was also awarded a Silver Crown from CSPA.

McLean’s Highlander Newsmagazine was recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with a Gold Crown. The Highlander was one of just 16 magazines in the world (one of the winners was from Hong Kong) to earn CSPA’s top prize. The Highlander was also an NSPA Pacemaker Finalist.

At the Virginia Association Of Journalism Teachers and Advisers J-Day on Saturday, April 23, McLean’s yearbook, The Clan, won first place in the yearbook Best of Show competition.

In the J-Day Write-Off Competitions, the following McLean students were recognized:

Broadcast

2nd place: Lama Al Rajih

Caption Writing

2nd place: Sania Shahid

Editorial Writing

1st place: Ashwin Dasgupta

Feature Writing

1st place: Liam Zeya

Infographics

1st place: Bryan Chung

News Writing

2nd place: Siddarth Shankar

3rd place: Melanie Pincus

Sports Writing

1st place: John Corvari

2nd place: Haru Kato

Photography

Honorable Mention: Samantha Taherian

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