Tokay High School students recognized for photography, writing at journalism conference
Tokay High School yearbook and newspaper students display awards from the San Joaquin Valley Scholastic Press Association competition at Fresno State University on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Pictured are staff members Victoria Pinasco, Abygail Hernandez, Kelsey Whitson, Carson Kautz, and Alexus Vargas.
- Tokay High School winners
Tokay High School's student newspaper and yearbook competed this weekend at the San Joaquin Valley Scholastic Press Association Conference.
Tokay's yearbook won the top sweepstakes honor, two first-place trophies and one third-place individual award for last year's annual.
Winning individual first-place trophies were: Marlena Sauceda, yearbook page design, and Raquelle Miller, yearbook photography. Third-place winner in yearbook essay was Beau Lucas. Sauceda, Miller and Mason Billings were co-editors of the annual last year.
Tokay's newspaper Tokay Press earned a superior rating in the large school category.
On-the-spot contest winners were: Carson Kautz, first, rookie news writing; and Abygail Hernandez, first, news photography; Victoria Pinasco, second, rookie feature writing, Kautz, second, editorial writing; and Kelsey Whitson, honorable mention, advanced feature writing.
Mail-in winners were Amelia Seefeldt, second, topic/issue feature; Andrea Ikeda, second, columns/personal experience; Kautz, third, news writing; and Sauceda, honorable mention, critical review.
— Sara Jane Pohlman
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:00 am
The smell of horses led Abygail Hernandez to a first-place win in news photography on Saturday.
The 18-year-old was handed a map of California State University, Fresno and sent out on her own to find a photo.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:00 am.