OSWEGO – The New York Press Association honored the Oswego High School Buccaneer Bulletin as the 2011 Best High School Newspaper in the state.
The “Celebrating Newspaper in Excellence Awards” were presented to scholastic publications from across the state.
The Oswego High School Buccaneer Bulletin walked away with top honors in the New York Press Association Better High School Newspaper contest. The Buc Bulletin earned 50 points in the contest including first place awards for “Design” and “Photographer”. The paper also earned second place for the best sports stories.
According to the NYPA, “The judges praised the newspaper’s illustrations and well-cropped photos-nice job!”
In the area of “design” the Buc Bulletin co-editors Jasmine Davis and Christina Buckingham, 2011 grads, presented, according to the judges, “Lovely large front page photo with perspective. There were creative spreads” and the publication “used fewer Google images and more original art.”
In the area of photography Monek Cullen, another 2011 grad, earned first place for “photography.”
Judges noted that there was “creative illustration to compliment eating disorder story.” It was also noted there was a “nice use of humor and well cropped photos.”
Sports writer Carlie Morley was also recognized as she earned second place in the “Best Sports Story” category.
Traditionally the Buccaneer Bulletin is one of the leading scholastic publications in New York State. Each staff attempts to duplicate or improve upon what the previous staff had achieved.
The bar is high and over the years the Buc Bulletin staff has only increased the height to achieve in order to gain recognition at not only the school and community level, but from university, regional and statewide panels of judges.