The Sidekick named Best Newspaper for 2nd consecutive year

The Sidekick named Best Newspaper for 2nd consecutive year
CHS student publication wins top honor, with 3 individuals also claiming awards

The Sidekick newspaper won Best Newspaper in Class A at Wednesday’s 21st Annual Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Day and Awards at Southern Methodist University. The Sidekick, which consists of 40 student journalists, won Best Newspaper in 2011 and has won Best Website in 2009 and 2011.

Coppell sent 12 finalists for individual awards to SMU for the event, which included valuable educational sessions from professional journalists, luncheon and keynote address from former CBS senior vice president and currently associate dean of journalism at Stony Brook University (N.Y.) Marcy McGinnis. Coppell junior Michelle Pitcher was also introduced as she is one of 10 summer high school interns at The Dallas Morning News. Coppell students were joined by The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford and KCBY-TV adviser and EMAC coordinator Irma Kennedy at the event.

Coppell junior Julianne Cauley claimed first place in Sports Reporting. In Sports Photo, CHS sophomore Trevor Stiff won first place and senior Brian Hwu won first in Cartoon/Illustration Portfolio.

More information from The Dallas Morning News can be found at: http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20120418-richardson-teen-repeats-as-top-writer-in-dallas-morning-news-journalism-competition.ece

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