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CHS Palmetto Leaf earns SCSPA awards
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Members of the Palmetto Leaf staff at CHS show off their awards from the S.C. Scholastic Press Association’s Excellence in Scholastic News Awards. Staff members pictured are (front row, from left) Ella Chandler, Olivia Miller, Abby Perry, McKinley Dixon, (back row) Lauren Andrews, Patrick Lindsay, David Bishop, Andrew Neal, Jacob Hann, Patrick Company and Melissa Villarreal. Not picture are Autumn Rost, Carson Gillis, Jacob Arnold, Madison Montgomery, Bailey Troublefield and Logan Howitt.

Camden High School’s Palmetto Leaf newspaper and its staff won numerous awards from the S.C. Scholastic Press Association’s Excellence in Scholastic News Awards (ESNA). Among the awards was the coveted ESNA Sweepstakes for having the most top finishers at award ceremonies that took place last fall and this spring.

The top three placements are evaluated for the yearly ESNA winner. The Palmetto Leaf also earned an overall Superior rating. Camden High competes against all schools with under 1,500 members in the student body.

Spring ESNA winners

Advertisement -- 1st Place: Logan Howitt

Art -- 2nd Place: Marissa Villarreal

Centerspread -- 1st Place: Logan Howitt, Ella Chandler, McKinley Dixon and Abby Perry

Column Writing -- 1st Place: Marissa Villarreal

Design -- 1st Place: Logan Howitt

Editorial Writing -- 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews and David Bishop

Feature Writing -- 1st Place: Lauren Andrews

Front Page Design -- 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews

Infographics -- 1st Place: Lauren Andrews

News Features -- 1st Place: Lauren Andrews

News/Feature Photo -- 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews

Review Writing -- 2nd Place: David Bishop

Sports Writing -- 1st Place: Ella Chandler

Yearly ESNA winners

Advertisement -- 1st and 2nd Places: Logan Howitt

Art -- 3rd Place: Marissa Villarreal

Centerspread -- 1st Place: Logan Howitt, Ella Chandler, McKinley Dixon, and Abby Perry; 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews, Autumn Rost, Marissa Villarreal

Column Writing -- 1st  and Places: Marissa Villarreal

Design -- 1st Place: Logan Howitt

Editorial Writing -- 3rd Place: Lauren Andrews and David Bishop

Feature Writing -- 1st Place: David Bishop; 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews

Front Page Design -- 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews

Infographics -- 1st Place: Olivia Miller and Carson Gillis; 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews

News Features -- 2nd Place: Lauren Andrews

News/Feature Photo -- 2nd Place: Jacob Hann; 3rd Place: Lauren Andrews

Review Writing -- 3rd Place: Lauren Andrews

Sports Writing -- 2nd Place: Ella Chandler

(Information and photo provided by Amy Goodwin/CHS.)