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AHS Students Stand Out in National Journalism Competition

During afternoon announcements at Avon High School, Mr. Shockley made the following announcement:

I was notified by Mr. Caulton, our newspaper and yearbook advisor, that members of the newspaper and yearbook recently travelled to Los Angeles for the National High School Journalism Convention. While there, students competed in on-site contests, and three Avon students placed in their competitions. Emily Cozzolino received the top score, Superior, in her category, Yearbook–Student Life. Krisna Lathish received the top score in Editorial Writing. And Connor Brownfield received an honorable mention in Feature Writing. Congratulations to these talented student journalists. 

The students (pictured left to right) had a lot to say about the experience.


"The convention had a great atmosphere to it. There were hundreds of people milling about, excited to interact with and learn from each other. More palpable interest in the event was present there than almost any school event I have ever been to."


"Our topic in editorial writing was banned books. We had two hours to write an opinion piece by hand, which was inconvenient, but I appreciated how open the prompt was."


"I really like to make my yearbook spreads super creative and on theme. This contest showed me how inventive I can be with my writing, and I'm excited to apply what I've learned to future yearbooks."

We are incredibly proud of these students and impressed by their ability to stand out on a national stage. 


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