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Awards

Individual Awards

GOLD MEDALIST

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION 2007-08

57 INDIVIDUAL GOLD AWARDS

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL PRESS ASSOCIATION: 2006-07, 2007-08

GOLD CROWN

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008-09


Only three other high school newspaper Web sites were awarded the organization’s highest honor.

ALL COLUMBIAN HONORS / GOLD RANKING

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008-09


The highest honor by the press organization puts The Spoke in the 95th percentile of newspapers nationwide. The Spoke was honored for coverage, writing and editing, graphic presentation and business operations.

BEST STUDENT NEWSPAPER

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE


The editors and researchers for the publication had this to say about The Spoke: “Nationally recognized and award-winning, Conestoga’s seasoned journalists learn to tackle serious topics—growing up gay, teen pregnancy, swine flu, illegal gambling—for their published-seven-times-a-year paper and even richer, ever-updating Web site, Stoganews.com.”

GOLD MEDALIST; 116 INDIVIDUALS AWARDS

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL PRESS ASSOCIATION: 2008-2009


Only eight other papers in Pennsylvania received the gold distinction. The 116 individual awards -- for reporting, editing, page design and photography -- is the highest award total in Spoke history.

FIRST CLASS

NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION: 2007-08, 2008-09

SPECIAL RECOGNITION ADVISER

DOW JONES NEWSPAPER FUND


Co-adviser Susan Houseman was named one of the top student newspaper advisers in the country. She was recognized at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association’s convention in Washington, D.C. in November 2009.

Students awarded for defense of First Amendment

Friends of The Spoke founders Henry Rome and Seth Zweifler have been awarded the Student Press Law Center’s “Courage in Student Journalism” award for their work in defending student press rights at Conestoga. More from: The Spoke | SPLC Press Release

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Friends of The Spoke

PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Seth Zweifler, The Spoke’s Editor in Chief (2009-2010), named the top Pennsylvania student journalist by Pennsylvania School Press Assn. CLICK FOR MORE.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Henry Rome, The Spoke’s Editor in Chief (2008-2009), named top student journalist in country by Journalism Education Assn. CLICK FOR MORE.

Coverage Awards (click each front page to read the article)

“Obligation to Report”

June 2009

By Henry Rome


Nat’l News Story of the Year, 2009 (National Scholastic Press Assn. and American Society of News Editors)


Best overall high school article, 2009 (Brasler Award)

“Carrying hope”

March 2009

By Seth Zweifler


Nat’l Feature Story of the Year, 2009

(National Scholastic Press Assn. and American Society of News Editors)

“Coming Out in the classroom”

December 2008

By Seth Zweifler


Honorable Mention, Nat’l Diversity Story of the Year, 2009

(National Scholastic Press Assn. and American Society of News Editors)

“A Losing Bet”

February 2008

By Henry Rome and Seth Zweifler


Nat’l News Story of the Year, 2008


(National Scholastic Press Assn. and American Society of News Editors)

FIRST PLACE, MULTIMEDIA STORY OF THE YEAR

“On the streets” June 2009

(National Scholastic Press Association and American Society of News Editors)

A behind-the-scenes look at a Saturday morning patrol with Tredyffrin police, from vehicle stops to a retail theft in progress, along with exclusive photos and video. By Henry Rome. Click here for the story.

THIRD PLACE, CARTOON OF

THE YEAR

“Snow Day” February 2009

(National Scholastic Press Association and Universal Press Syndicate)

By Gabriela Epstein

HONORABLE MENTION, PICTURE OF THE YEAR

“Phillies World Series Parade” October 2009

(National Scholastic Press Association and National Press Photographers Association)

By Henry Rome

The Spoke Overall Awards

PACEMAKER AWARD

NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008-09


One of only nine newspapers nationwide (17+ page category) in what is considered the top national award for a high school newspaper.

KEYSTONE

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLASTIC PRESS Association: 2007-08, 2008-09


For the second year in a row, The Spoke was honored with the highest award for a student publication in the state.

SILVER CROWN AWARD

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION, 2008-09

Stoganews.com Overall Awards

FIRST CLASS

NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008-09


Site honored for its coverage and content, ability to foster dialogue with readers and visual appeal.