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September 25, 2018

Oswego High School’s Buc Bulletin Captures 24 Press Awards from ESSPA


OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego High School Buccaneer Bulletin won 24 awards at the annual Empire State School Press Association competition held recently at Syracuse University.

The awards recognized student published work from the 2013-14 school year.

Editor-in-Chief Rachael Purtell (center) is pictured with staff members Lisa Kanbur (left) and Elizabeth Sincavage holding awards that the Oswego High School’s Buc Bulletin student newspaper won at the recent Empire State School Press Association awards.

Editor-in-Chief Rachael Purtell (center) is pictured with staff members Lisa Kanbur (left) and Elizabeth Sincavage holding awards that the Oswego High School’s Buc Bulletin student newspaper won at the recent Empire State School Press Association awards.

The Buc Bulletin once again earned the prestigious “Gold/All New York” award for newspapers in the Best All-Around Publication Category, as well as numerous individual awards for staff members.

“We are extremely proud of our students and the continued success and high standards the Buc Bulletin maintains year-after year,” said Heidi Sheffield, Oswego High School English and journalism teacher. “The ESSPA awards are a reflection of the pride and level of excellence our students maintain for their newspaper.”

According to Sheffield the ESSPA awards that the Oswego High School won included:

– Newspapers – Gold/All New York – Buccaneer Bulletin
– Service to School – Gold – Buccaneer Bulletin Staff, “Oswego High School Senior Issue”
– Columnist – Honorable Mention (HM) – Rachael Purtell, “Walt Disney, Senior Nights, Teens”
– Designer – Gold – Patrick Baer (OHS Alumnus),“Page Designer”
– Editorial – Silver – Tara Stacy (OHS Alumnus), “Shameless”
– Editorial Cartoon (Portfolio) – Bronze – Laurelann Easton (OHS Alumnus), “Editorial Cartoon Portfolio”
– Editorial Page – Gold – Buccaneer Bulletin Staff, “Thanksgiving vs Christmas”
– Editorial Page – Gold – Buccaneer Bulletin Staff, “E-Cigs”
– Editorial Page – Silver – Buccaneer Bulleting Staff, “Drinking vs. Texting”
– Feature Writing (Division A) – Silver – Emily Hurlbutt (OHS Alumnus), “Principal’s Senior Year”
– Front Page (Portfolio) – Gold – Pat Baer and Jordan Oatman (OHS Alumni), “Front Page Portfolio”
– Feature Layout (Portfolio) – Gold – Rachael Purtell, “Feature Layouts”
– Photographer (Portfolio) – Silver – Alex Borland (OHS Alumnus), “Lynch, Drivers, Race Car”
– Picture Layout/Picture Story – Gold – Dylan Kimball (OHS Alumnus), “Homecoming”
– Picture Layout/Picture Story – Silver – Pat Baer & Katelyn Clary (OHS Alumni), “Christmas Gift Ideas”
– Picture Layout/Picture Story – HM – Katelyn Clary and Emily Hurlbutt (OHS Alumni), “Winter Cures”
– Portrait Photograph – Bronze – Rachael Purtell, “Artist of the Month”
– Portrait Photograph – Bronze – Elizabeth Sincavage, “Artist of the Month”
– Portrait Photograph – Bronze – Drazen Schrecengost (OHS Alumnus), “Tennis Player”
– Portrait Photograph – HM – Jordan Oatman (OHS Alumnus), “Reading”
– Sports News – Bronze – Rachael Purtell, “Dragon Boat Races”
– Sports News – Bronze – Jon Parker (OHS Alumnus), “Parkour Training Facility”
– Sports Column – Bronze – Alex Borland (OHS Alumnus), “Primetime, Safe Act and NASCAR
– Sports Feature – HM – Alex Borland (OHS Alumnus), “Sports Concussions”
– Sports Feature – HM – Rachael Purtell, “Volunteer Coaches”

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