<B><B>NEXT STOP, PULITZER ...</B> Local high school journalism programs cleaned up at this year's <B>San Francisco Peninsula Press Club</B> High School Journalism Awards, which were presented last week at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City. Gunn High School student newspaper <B>The Oracle</B> took home first place in the "general excellence" category as well as in layout and design. (Paly's <B>Verde Magazine</B> was right on The Oracle's heels, snagging second place in general excellence.) Gunn student photojournalist <B>Stephanie Kim</B> also got a third-place nod for her feature photo "Behind the scenes: construction." Palo Alto High's <B>The Paly Voice</B> got its fair share of honors, too: first place in website content and a second-place sports photo (by <B>Maddy Jones</B>, "Sophomore forward Nika Woodfill controls the ball"). <B>Eastside Preparatory School</B> student journalists prevailed in writing categories, snagging first and second place for news story (<B>Corrine Forward's</B> "Gunshots rattle school into lockdown" took first and <B>Amanda Russell's</B> "Thieves wheel away bikes, then roll out of sight," second) as well as garnering second place for an editorial ("Panther Editorial - Words of wisdom for freshmen," also by Forward). Eastside's student newspaper, <B>The Eastside Panther</B>, tailed The Oracle in layout design, with second place. The Palo Alto schools were competing in a pool of 13 Peninsula high schools. The competition drew 563 entries in 12 categories from 255 students, with 40 individuals receiving accolades, according to the press club.
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posted Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:00 AM