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Camden High School’s The Palmetto Leaf student newspaper lands honors, awards

Posted: May 16, 2014 1:42 p.m.
Updated: May 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.
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Front row from left, Audrey Buchanan, Megan Cash, Breanna Dent and Kennedi Stokes. Back row from left, Josiah Altieri, Aaron Murphy, Dymear Atkinson, and Timothy King. Not pictured: La Audrea Young.

The staff of Camden High School’s newspaper, The Palmetto Leaf, came away from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association’s (SCSPA) Spring Conference April 22 with a handful of honors and awards. Staffs may submit one entry each semester in 11 of 12 different categories.

Palmetto Leaf staff members received individual monthly awards in the SCSPA’s Excellence in Scholastic News Awards in Advertising, Centerspread, Column Writing, Computer Graphics, Editorial Writing, Features, News Features and Layout.

The top three placements in each category are then judged again at the end of the year and a top three are chosen for the Yearly Award. The Palmetto Leaf Staff placed in the top three in the yearly competition in Advertising, Centerspread, Column Writing, Computer Graphics, Editorial Writing, Layout and News Features.

In addition, the Palmetto Leaf Staff placed second in the state in the Sweepstakes for having so many individual winners throughout the year.

Individual student awards include:

• 1st Place monthly Finalist Advertising (spring): Dymear Atkinson

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Layout (fall): Megan Cash and Emma Buchanan

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Column (fall): Josiah Altieri

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Column (spring): La’Aundrea Young

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Computer Graphics (fall): Kennedi Stokes

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Centerspread (fall): Kennedi Stokes, Tim King, Dymear Atkinson

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Centerspread (spring): Kennedi Stokes, La’Aundrea Young

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Editorials (fall): Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf Editorial Staff

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist Editorials (spring): Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf Editorial Staff

• 1st Place Monthly Finalist News Features (spring): La’Aundrea Young

• 2nd Place Monthly Finalist Features (fall): Josiah Altieri

• 2nd Place Monthly Finalist Computer Graphics (spring): Aaron Murphy, Josiah Altieri and Sarah Farmer

• 3rd Place Monthly Finalist Art (fall): Kennedi Stokes)

• 1st Place Yearly Finalist Centerspread: Kennedi Stokes, Tim King, Dymear Atkinson

• 3rd Place Yearly Finalist Centerspread: Kennedi Stokes, La’Aundrea Young

• 2nd Place Yearly Finalist Advertising: Dymear Atkinson

• 1st Place Yearly Finalist Columns: Josiah Altieri

• 2nd Place Yearly Finalist Columns: La’Aundrea Young

• 2nd Place Yearly Finalist Computer Graphics: Aaron Murphy, Josiah Altieri and Sarah Farmer

• 3rd Place Yearly Finalist Computer Graphics: Kennedi Stokes

• 2nd Place Yearly Finalist News Features: La’Aundrea Young

• 1st Place Yearly Finalist Layout: Emma Buchanan and Megan Cash

• 1st Place Yearly Finalist Editorials: Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf Editorial Staff

• 2nd Place Yearly Finalist Editorials: Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf Editorial Staff.

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