Last Friday, the OVS journalism class took home five major awards in the 2012 Tri-County Journalism Educators Association Competition.
More than 130 students from 15 schools and three counties competed to win.
Senior Jack Marcus and sophomore Emmy Addison claimed second place for the News and Feature writing categories respectively, and senior Lindsey Hanselman earned an honorable mention in Features as well.
“As soon as they called my name I thought ‘oh yeah!’ and that all my work this year was worth it,” said Jack.
After just two weeks of being on the Internet, the OVS Journalism website was awarded an honorable mention in the Best Online Newspaper category.
With only seven writers and one photographer, the team behind On the Hill claimed 4th place in the overall competition, beating out 12 other schools with many more students.
“I am immensely proud of our program and what our small group of writers was able to achieve,” said On the Hill editor, Evan Cooper. “For such a small program to be able to match up against schools so big and come away with those awards is a huge accomplishment.”
Story by Emmy Addison, Class of 2014Share