OSWEGO, NY – Once again the Oswego High School Buccaneer Bulletin has been recognized as an outstanding scholastic publication.
The most recent honors came at the recent 2010 High School Press Day.
The Buccaneer Bulletin was named the â€œBest Overall Newspaper.â€
Judges noted the paper was â€œBeautifully organized and presented, the Buccaneer Bulletin really lives up to its name as Oswego High Schoolâ€™s Student Voice. Itâ€™s chock full of editorials, strong letters to the editor, opinions, thumbs up and thumbs down, which chronicle the issues of the moment at the school. The staff covers sports, arts and entertainment, club activities and, most important, news that affects the district, the school and the student body. I read that the Buccaneer staff T-shirts read â€˜We have issues.â€™ Well, every newspaper staff should have those kinds of issues.â€
Emily DiFabio earned first place recognition for her editorial â€œChaperones Wanted, Neededâ€ while Rachel Clark earned a second place award for her editorial entitled â€œClosing Parks is Closing History.â€
In the area of â€œEntertainment Writing,â€ Fred Maxon was chosen as the first place recipient for his â€œone last review – Fred on individuality.â€
The judges notes indicated that the â€œEditor-in-Chief of the school paper does a wise and wonderful job saying goodbye to his schoolmates with a column that digs deeply into his belief system. You are a good young man, Mr. Maxon. I hope your message made some of your peers think hard about life.â€
Another â€˜Entertainment Writingâ€ award was presented to Kimberlyn Bailey for her story â€œRihanna: An evolution to the darker side.â€
MaryKate Torbitt, Jasmine Davis and Brittany Ross received a second place award in the â€œSports Writingâ€ category for â€œFormer Bucs leave for prep school.â€
Three awards were presented to Buc Bulletin columnists.
Kylie Wyman earned joined another writer in a tie for second with her column â€œCalling All Students: Pull Up Your Pants!â€
Meanwhile, a third place tie was judged between Vanessa Sheffield for â€œIâ€™m Gray in a Black and White Worldâ€ and Christine Buckingham for â€œLen a Helping Nub: Acceptance is the Key.â€
Kimberlyn Bailey received second place recognition for her cartoon.
Emily DeFabio finished in a tie for third in â€œFeature Writingâ€ for her story â€œMovement against the R-word increasing.â€
Co-advisor Michael McCrobie noted, â€œI am proud of the Buccaneer Bulletin staff. There is a tradition at Oswego High of producing a high quality, award winning paper. Our students continue to show their ability to write about the pulse of the school community. Their goal is to produce a quality publication and they achieve that issue after issue.â€