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Taft Today Honored At McCormick Foundation’s Scholastic Press Association of Chicago Journalism Awards Luncheon

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Some of the winners  with Principal Mark Grishaber.

Some of the winners with Principal Mark Grishaber.

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Some of the winners with Principal Mark Grishaber.

Katie Morris, Reporter

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Taft’s journalism program, Taft Today, competed in and attended the annual McCormick Foundation’s Scholastic Press Association of Chicago (SPAC) Journalism Award Conference.

Taft’s Taft Today newspaper journalism students were recognized for their hard work so far this school year taking home nine awards. The conference took place on March 7 with the morning consisting of sessions that were there to inform and hopefully better school’s journalism programs along with writing competitions. Then at the award ceremony there was a keynote speaker Regina Waldbrook, and how she came up in the journalism world.

“I am really proud of the work that our kids (journalism members) do. They invest a lot into producing high quality product for the Taft Today and it just makes me happy when their hard work and talent is recognized,” said journalism advisor, John Tsarouchas.

“This year’s award ceremony was definitely a step up from last years. We had several people from Taft win multiple awards. This was my first time winning a personal award, which was really rewarding because it was a story that I didn’t have much time to write. The piece ended up coming out very good, so it made me happy knowing that I was recognized for that,” said journalism features editor and award winner, Kaela Gutierrez.

The journalism program has historically attended the award luncheon, last year the program won six awards. The Taft Today newspaper program is progressing each year through the hard working members in it.

Taft Today has more upcoming journalism competitions in the future such at the Illinois Journalism Educators Association and Illinois High School Association Journalism Tournament. Check out the Taft Today website to see award-winning content.

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