SCHOONET NEWS NETWORK ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF STUDENT JOURNALISM AWARD for 2000-2001
St. John’s, June 12, 2001....SchoolNet News Network today announced that three students, two from Newfoundland and one from Ontario, are the winners of the SNN’s 2000-2001 National Student Journalism Awards.
The winners are as follows:
The first place winner receives a cheque for $500 and as well as an award. Second place - $300; Third place - $150.
“The awards are based on a portfolio of journalistic work done by students during the 2000-2001 school year”, stated Coordinator Carmelita Joy-Bolger. “Throughout the award evaluation process the judges, who are professional journalists and journalism teachers from across Canada , found it very rewarding to see such quality writing. They were very pleased with all the articles submitted by students”.“Wow, I can’t believe it. This is so great - to be rewarded for something you enjoy doing. Thank you”, said Dollimont-Caines upon learning of her award.
The 2000-2001 SNN Student Journalism Awards were sponsored by Readers Digest.
Jillian Dollimont-Caines - First Place Winner
Allison Barnes - Second Place Winner
Lily Smallwood - Third Place Winner
Lily Smallwood intends to pursue a career in journalism and hopes to attend Carleton University. However, upon graduating next year, she plans on living in Quebec for a year, studying french, so she can be completely bilingual.