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NEXT STOP, PULITZER ... Local high school journalism programs cleaned up at this year's San Francisco Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Awards, which were presented last week at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City. Gunn High School student newspaper The Oracle took home first place in the "general excellence" category as well as in layout and design. (Paly's Verde Magazine was right on The Oracle's heels, snagging second place in general excellence.) Gunn student photojournalist Stephanie Kim also got a third-place nod for her feature photo "Behind the scenes: construction." Palo Alto High's The Paly Voice got its fair share of honors, too: first place in website content and a second-place sports photo (by Maddy Jones, "Sophomore forward Nika Woodfill controls the ball"). Eastside Preparatory School student journalists prevailed in writing categories, snagging first and second place for news story (Corrine Forward's "Gunshots rattle school into lockdown" took first and Amanda Russell's "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, The Eastside Panther, 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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