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Morton Ranch newspaper wins national awards

May 11, 2010 - Katy, Texas – Please congratulate the student staff of the Morton Ranch High School Maverick Star newspaper! The newspaper was just awarded Second Place by the American Scholastic Press Association.  This honor puts the Maverick Star in the top 25% of high school newspapers nationwide.  The judge said that the Maverick Star’s score, based on writing, editing, photography, design, and coverage, showed a solid grasp of journalistic production in all areas.

A special award was also won by Maverick Star artist Skye Canales.  Skye’s cartoon series, “Clueless” was selected for a Special Category Award – Outstanding Cartoon.  Only 12 students across the nation had cartoons chosen for this award.  Congratulations to Skye Canales and the Maverick Star staff.  Staff members include:

  • Editors-in-Chief: Vanessa Palmer and Hector Flores
  • Design Editor: Michelle Zajac
  • Opinions and Features Editor: Paige Haubert
  • News Editor: Rebeca Trejo
  • Sports Editor: Stella Rocha
  • Entertainment Editor: Avery Jennett
  • Advertising Editor: Alyssa Uresti
  • Head Photographer: Lexie Nickerson
  • Reporters: Nancy Amin, Sam Beeler, Skye Canales, Miguel Chavez, Sara El-Nagi, Sarah Oyarce
  • Photographers: Marijose Flores, Gustavo Iglesias, Gary Loayza, Jazmin Rodriguez
  • Designers: Jordan Bragg and Brittany Parker

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