(Copyright 2002. The Bristol Press. All rights reserved.)
April 8, 2002
Tattoo journalists win national honors
By Jackie Majerus
two awards for The
a junior, won in the sports story category for a June 14 profile he wrote on
stunt bike rider Jamie Bestwick, who competed in the X Trials at
was cool," said Nguyen. He said he couldn’t understand Bestwick’s
accent at first.
story was one of 55 sports stories honored with a Gold Key. There were 459
entries in that category.
a freshman, won in the editorial cartoon category for a cartoon called
"Officer Stan’s reinforcements," a whimsical play on words about a
police officer who called for reinforcement but instead of getting back up got a
sheet of office paper reinforcements.
hate those things," said Jordan, who said she drew the cartoon after
shopping for school supplies. "They come off and then they stick to
everything they’re not supposed to."
students worked on today’s edition of The
who has also won awards for her newswriting, likes to draw cartoons, she said.
doesn’t involve as much work as writing," she said. "It’s more of
a hobby than anything els. It’s just something fun that I like to do."
-- who has interviewed U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, school officials and star
athetes -- said covering the X Trials was the best thing he’s done since he
the X Trials, Nguyen took a ride in a blimp and wrote about it in addition to
chasing after skateboarders, trick bikers and in-line skaters during the
said he much prefers writing about the excitement of the X Trials and the blimp
ride to interviewing the school principal about the accreditation process.
1997, writers and cartoonists for The
story, "Watch out for ‘crazy English biker,’" and
To see the winning entries, click below:
| Watch out for crazy English biker