ESSPA 2021 Award Winners

In an award ceremony hosted Dec. 7 by Natalie Dascoulias ’21, digital reporter and producer at NewsChannel 9, and featuring keynote speaker Natasha Alford, vice president of the Grio, and speaker Gary Lundgren, associate director of the National Scholastic Press Association, the following students were honored for their excellence:

Best Overall Yearbook:

Crossroads
Brighton High School
Rochester, NY

Best Overall Layout:

Horizon
Lynbrook High School
Lynbrook, NY

Best Overall Cover Design:

The Rodequoit (Senior Issue 2021)
Irondequoit High School
Irondequoit, NY

Best Illustration:

Nadia Alzoubi, “Trapezoid”
Brighton High School
Rochester, NY

Best Photograph:

Hamza Hassan, “Holding Love”
Jamesville-DeWitt High School
DeWitt, NY

Best Overall Newspaper:

The Rodequoit (April 2021 edition)
Irondequoit High School
Irondequoit, NY

Best Written Work in a Newspaper:

Jaylyn Fred, “Brocton gets dose of COVID-19 vaccine”
Brocton Review
Brocton Middle/High School
Brocton, NY

Best Feature Story:

Carolyn Heckle, “Digital Divide”
Photo by Graham Simon
Corning-Painted Post High School
Corning, NY

Best Overall Literary Magazine:

Briars & Ivy
Briarcliff High School
Briarcliff Manor, NY

Best Written Work in a Literary Magazine:

Crystal Richardson, “Black Linguistics”
East Meadow High School
East Meadow, NY

Best Editorial:

Heather Johnston, “End Unnecessary Mask Policies”
Brocton Review
Brocton Middle/High School
Brocton, NY

Best Sports Story:

Jaylyn Fred, “Brocton gets dose of COVID-19 vaccine”
Brocton Review
Brocton Middle/High School
Brocton, NY

Best Overall TV Show:

Tie

East Syracuse Minoa Central High School

Saugerties Senior High School

Representation in Media Award:

Merica Griffin, “An Open Dialogue”
Corning-Painted Post High School
Corning, NY