OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego High School Yearbook Club recently attended the Empire State Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference at Syracuse University, and was the recipient of a number of awards related to the 2013 edition of The Paradox.
The overall year book received the state organization’s highest award of Gold Level rating, identifying the program as one of the best in New York State.
In addition, students Courtney Lavere, Katelyn Clary, Hannah Broadwell, and Brooke Broadwell received Gold Awards for individual work submitted.
The efforts of last year’s editor, Lauren Peel, were well recognized as members of her Paradox staff receiving eighteen awards, more than any other school in New York State.
Current editor, Brooke Broadwell said that it was “Very rewarding to see the hard work that students put in to create the yearbook recognized by ESSPA. We learn a lot in Yearbook class about design, photography, writing and publishing. These awards show that we are not only well prepared, but able to compete with anyone in these areas. I hope to pursue this as a career and in fact attend Syracuse University to further my educational preparation.”
She further indicated that the yearbook staff, having established themselves as a leader at the state level, now has its sights set on achieving the same status at a national level of recognition and will travel to Columbia University in the spring to do just that.