Saturday, June 5, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Peachtree Ridge High School's student-created news magazine, "The Roar," won the top award in a high school journalism contest sponsored by the Gwinnett Daily Post.
"The Roar" also placed first in the Gwinnett High School Journalism Contest's General Excellence category in 2007 and 2008 and received honorable mention last year.
Tom Myers, the faculty adviser of "The Roar," said the students, under the leadership of co-managing editors Judy Kim and Susie Kim, decided to redesign the publication at the beginning of the school year.
The students also upgraded their design system from PageMaker to InDesign, an industry standard, Myers said.
"The students did a lot of research. They wanted to go with full color on some pages," Myers said. "We ended up going to a news magazine style."
Peachtree Ridge also won first place for best design and layout, best features section, best sports section and best photography.
In all, seven high schools participated in the ninth annual contest -- Archer, Brookwood, Dacula, Grayson, Mill Creek, Peachtree Ridge and Wesleyan. The contest is designed to provide recognition for the editorial achievements of high school newspapers in Gwinnett County, stimulate higher standards of excellence among those newspapers and to stimulate interest in journalism as a profession.
"We enjoy sponsoring this contest and encouraging students to pursue journalism," Daily Post editor Todd Cline said. "They are doing great work and deserve to be recognized for it. And the schools are producing solid journalists, several who have joined us as high school and college interns."