The Longhorn Roundup, the student newspaper of Basalt High School now in its second year, won seven awards from the annual Colorado High School Press Association Best of Colorado Individual Student Contest. These are the first awards the publication has earned.
Entries were judged in categories determined by student enrollment. Basalt was judged in the Classification I group, composed of schools with 800 students or fewer. Basalt was one of 13 schools in Classification I schools, which included: Alamosa, Cedaredge, Dolores, Eaton, Englewood, Glenwood Springs, Kent Denver, Manitou Springs, Montezuma Cortez, Salida, The Academy and Wiley.
This year’s competition saw a record number of entries, for which 1,600 individual award certificates were given. The Longhorn Roundup was acknowledged for excellence in the following categories:
• First place, lifestyle news feature — Becca Holland, senior.
• First place, commentary — Genevieve Lawry, sophomore.
• Second place, single-page design — Holland, Lindsay Corzine, Patrick Reynolds; all seniors.
• Second place, news feature — Lawry, Yesica Ramirez and Shayanne Perez, freshman.
• Third-place, breaking news coverage — Lindsay Corzine, senior.
• Honorable mention, facing pages design — Holland, Corzine, Hayden Quintana, Reynolds, Ramierz, Perez.
• Honorable mention, personality profile — Corzine, Kerry Reynolds.
This year’s Longhorn Roundup has 13 students. Adviser to the staff is Sheryl Barto. For a complete list of award winners, visit www.chspaonline.org/uncategorized/2013/05/07/best-of-colorado-winners-announced.