The Classic wins at Newsies

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At This year’s Newsies high school journalism competition, The Classic took home the top prize for “Best Overall Newspaper,” as well as runner-up for “Best Overall News Site.” Additionally, Editor-in-Chief Jason Lalljee won first place for “Best Community News,” Arts and Entertainment Editor Hailey Lam won first place for “Best Arts Journalism,” Sports Editor Evan Noblesala won for “Best Sports Journalism” along with staff writer Kristine Guillaume and alumna Nina Leeds, News Editor Olivia Chan won first place for “Best Social Media-Assisted Reporting,” and alumni Kari Iocolano and Yash and Sharma for “Best Multimedia Storytelling.” The entire Classic staff was awarded runner-up for the collective effort in the “Data-Driven Reporting” category (for last year’s “Who Will Test the Testmakers?”).

Additionally, alumni Kimberly Rodney and Sharon Chin won third for “Best National News,” runner up for“Best Feature Story,” went to staff writers Tiffany Yue and Rafa Sattar along with alumna Hallie Wolff; alumna Kari Iocolano also won third  place for “Best Photojournalism.”