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Journalism Wins Awards In Write-Off Competition

Saturday, February 28, Journalism had its best showing in years at the annual regional write-offs at Schurr High School hosted by the Eastern Los Angeles Journalism Education Association.

As a school, we placed first in Newspaper Writing, first in Novice News Writing (Journalism 1 students), and second in the Super Sweepstakes.

In addition, at least 15 students won individual awards.

Novice News (Journalism 1 students)


Freshman Catherine Zhang  (3rd place trophy)


Also placing:  freshmen Pearl Lian, Emily Kim, Ryan Chae and Sophia Kim


News Writing


Junior Frances Wu  (1st place trophy)

Junior Sarah Markiewicz  (3rd place trophy)


Also placing: Junior Yusheng Xia




Senior Emily Leung (2nd place trophy)




Senior Katlyn Lee (3rd place trophy)


Placing in Critical Review:

Junior Lilly Ball


Placing in Editorial:

Senior Sasha Rivera

Sophomore Eric Hong



Senior Joseph Park  (2nd place trophy)

Placing was senior Andrew Choi


Feature Writing

Senior Emily Wong  (2nd place trophy)

Sophomore Michelle Ki  (3rd place trophy)