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The following are awards received by the staff writers for the Paw Print, Woodside TV-Live, and staff!


Journalism Education Association (JEA) Awards – 2017 to 2018

The following awards were presented to journalism and video students by JEA.

Digital Media Live Coverage

First Place – “Woodside Walkout Live Coverage”

Anchors: Jess O’Neill, Sean Moriarty, Field Reporter: Holly Rusch

Woodside TV Live Breaking News Crew: Philip Moises, Brendan Peck, Justin Swan, Scott Morimoto

Second Place“RWC March for Our Lives Live Coverage”

Anchors: Mykha Latimer, Stefan Sujansky, Field Reporter: Leila Taherian

Woodside TV Live Thursday Crew: Philip Moises, Brendan Peck, Daniel Moreno, Gianna V., Ivria Crane, Ryan Quinn

Digital Media News Website Design

Honorable Mention – Isabella Williams (Online Editor and 2018-2019 Co-Editor-in-Chief)

News Story

Honorable Mention – Sean Moriarty (Politics Staff Writer)

Sports Story

Honorable Mention – Aaron Raubvogel (2017-2018 Co-Editor-in-Chief)

Video News Package

Third Place – Scott Morimoto (Woodside TV Live Reporter)

Digital Media Photo Slideshow

Honorable Mention – Joseph Balsama (Photo Editor)

Best of SNO – 2018 to 2019

The following articles/packages were published on the Paw Print and were later accepted by SNO administrators as examples of the “best stories being published on the SNO Sites network” ( Over 6,500 stories have been submitted to Best of SNO nationwide (about 18% have been accepted) among the 300+ schools that are participants. The Paw Print currently ranks #10 in the nation for the number of accepted stories!

Sam BrookWoodside Firefighters Face Unrelenting California Flames

Taila LeeMove Aside “The Kissing Booth”: Lana Condor Shines in New Netflix Rom Com

Leila TaherianPopulation Growth Sparks a Need for Better Public Transportation

Taila LeeDressing for Success: New Dress Code Approved in Alameda After Two Years

Chloe PostlewaiteThe Benefits of Bloom

Liam LeeDemocrats Hope to Pass New Policies After the Midterms

Emma ChiuCity Council Candidates Weigh in on the Housing Crisis

Holly RuschJuuls in Schools: FDA Announces Teen Vaping “Epidemic”

Chloe Postlewaite – Meme Page Popularity

Emma Chiu East Palo Alto Leans Left in Midterms

Noelia Arteaga – Social Media Aides Voter Turnout

Holly Rusch and Leila Taherian – This I Believe

Sam BrookCamp Fire Sparks Students to Wear Masks for Protection

Tessa Bertine Unhealthy Air Quality Interrupts Fundraising Friday

Emma ChiuHarvard Lawsuit Poses a New Threat to Affirmative Action

Jack Freeman Deadly Camp Fire Brings Devastation to Butte County

Liam LeeGSA Aims to Eliminate Gendered Graduation Robes

Holly Rusch and Noelia Arteaga (additional contributions by Emma Chiu, Chloe, Postlewaite, Taila Lee, Isabella Williams) – Woodside Spanish Teacher, Brett Bowles, Resigns Amidst Controversy

Taila LeeSweeter Than Sweetener: Why We Should Thank Ariana Grande for thank u, next

Site Excellence – 2018 to 2019

The Paw Print received SNO’s Site Excellence Badge, where students had to “customize their homepage beyond the initial SNO design with a clear sense of purpose for every element on the homepage.” Fewer than 50 schools have received this badge from SNO, and the Paw Print currently ranks at #22 on the SNO Distinguished Sites Leaderboard.

Story Page Excellence – 2018 to 2019

The Paw Print received SNO’s Story Page Excellence Badge, where students had to create eight stories “that go beyond the text to enhance the reader’s experience.” They used different templates to add engaging elements to articles, and they added interactive pieces to the website.

Audience Engagement – 2018 to 2019

The Paw Print received SNO’s Audience Engagement Badge, where students had to use social media to engage their audience while gaining over 1,000 total followers. They also studied their analytics, and got thousands of page views on their website.


Journalism Education Association (JEA) Convention – Fall 2018 – Chicago, IL

Woodside Journalism II and III students traveled to Chicago to attend the JEA Convention and participate in competitions with other schools across the country. The following students received honors from JEA.

Emma Chiu – Newswriting – Honorable Mention

Noelia Arteaga – Sports Writing – Honorable Mention

Chloe Postlewaite* – Online News Package – Honorable Mention

Isabella Williams* – Online News Package – Honorable Mention

Taila Lee* – Online News Package – Honorable Mention

*Chloe Postlewaite, Isabella Williams, and Taila Lee participated in a group competition to collaboratively produce an online news package about 2018 midterms.  You can view their project here, which was published on the Paw Print as a submission.

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