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Making a permanent impression since 1994
Tattoo journalists win regional awards
student writers for The Tattoo took home awards this year from New Englandís
premier high school journalism contest, the Scholastic Press Forum at American
Bristol Eastern High School graduate Joe Wilbur, now a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, captured four honors, including the WEEI Enterprise Award that recognized his work for The Tattoo.
Tattoo garnered seven different awards in the annual competition, which
attracted more than 2,400 entries from more than 300 high schools in New England
and New York.
Tattoo won in the news feature category for its four-issue series starting in
August 2000 called an Insiderís Guide to High School, which sought to tell
students what they really need to know
to survive successfully all the way through their senior year.
in the news feature category, Bristol Eastern High School freshman Katie Jordan
nabbed a medal for her piece on the local popularity of Harry Potter.
the editorial category, Eastern graduate Jessica Norton grabbed honors for a
column on teen driving that ran last spring. Norton is studying at the
University of Connecticut now.
California contributor, Noel Fahden, topped the cartoon category for an
illustration she did that ran on The Tattooís final Insiderís Guide page in
September. Fahden is a student at the University of Pennsylvania.
won awards in the columns and feature categories. His column, warning teens not
to get lost in the system in high school, was part of the Insiderís Guide.
feature writing award that Wilbur secured was for freelance work he did for The
Bristol Press covering the 2000 Memorial Day celebrations.
number of Tattoo writers shared in the news feature honor for the entire
were Bristol Central High School freshman Danielle Letourneau; Eastern students
Katie Jordan, Mike Nguyen, Franco Garzone, Natalie Minor, Jen Rajotte and Sam
Yosafi; Fahden; Wilbur; and former Eastern students Hila Yosafi and Sarah
Jordan, both UConn students.
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