The Newsies! — 2017

Welcome to The Newsies!, the only high school newspaper competition for New York City public school student journalists.  Please join us in congratulating the 2017 Newsies! winners.

School News
* “Mid-Year College Reports Delayed Following Administrative Dispute,” by Mehrose Ahmad and Sumaita Hasan, Townsend Harris High School
Runner-Up “Gymnastics Team Flipping Out After Being Stripped of PSAL Title,” by Shua Jeong, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
Honorable Mention “The Dark Side of the Halls,” by Jasmin Taylor, Eximius College Preparatory Academy
Judges: Jere Hester (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism) and Alex Zimmerman (ChalkBeat) 

Community News
* “Citywide Student Walkout Against Donald Trump,” by Maya Rader, The Clinton School

* Runner-Up “A Nickel for a Bottle: Surviving off of Cans and Bottles,” by Anay Cortes, Francis Lewis High School
* Honorable Mention “Students Volunteer for Adapted Winter Games,” by Gabrielle Martinez, Edward R. Murrow High School
Judges:  David Cruz (Norwood News) and Kaitlin McNabb (Rabble)

National/World News
“Necessary or profiling? Francis Lewis Feels the Effects of the Travel Ban,” by Illy Marion and Yasmeen Persaud, Francis Lewis High School
* Runner-Up “America as a Trump Nation,” by Alexa Carcano, Eximius College Preparatory Academy
* Honorable Mention “Gender-neutral bathrooms,” by Aamna Arshad, Midwood High School
Judges: Mark Mackintosh (Columbus magazine) and Andrew Padilla ‎(independent journalist)

Features
 * “The Origins of Mangin Street,” by Nicholas Brenner, Bard High School Early College Manhattan
* Runner- Up “Transgender at Stuyvesant: Transgressing Boundaries,” by Eliana Kavouriadis, Stuyvesant High School
* Honorable Mention “New York My New Home,” by Wenying Lei, Flushing International High School
Judges: Katie McDonough (Fusion) Jessica Plautz (Travel + Leisure)

Entertainment/Arts
* “Queens, Hip-hop, and Xenophobia: In Conversation with Heems,” by Asim Kapparova, Stuyvesant High School
* Runner-Up  “Revisiting ‘Lemonade,'” by Aaron Jackson, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
* Honorable Mention 
“Uncovered: Does society determine who you are?,” by Zainab Camara, Eximius High School
Judges: Ralph Blumenthal (Baruch College) and  Amy Zimmer (DNAinfo)

Illustration/Comics/Political Cartoon
* “Great Change of My School Life,” by Baozhu Cai, Flushing International High School
* Runner-Up “ICP Review,” by Vivian Lee, Stuyvesant High School
* Honorable Mention “Students Debate Over Trump and Clinton,” by Pablo Sanchez, RFK Community High School
Judges: Javier Güelfi  (Illustrator) and Chan Lowe (Political Cartoonist)

Photojournalism
* “A Nickel for a Bottle: Surviving off of Cans and Bottles,” by Anay Cortes, Francis Lewis High School
Runner-Up “Back Stage with Stagecraft,” by Inaki Herrera, Frank Sinatra School for the Arts
Honorable Mention “Catching Fire,” by Renaenia Pangan, Townsend Harris High School
Judges: Andrew Mendelson (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism) and Bob Sacha (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Opinion/Editorial Writing
“Open Letter  to Mayor, Chancellor and Superintendent,” by Mehrose Ahmad and Sumaita Hasan, Townsend Harris High School
Runner-Up “Stuyvesant: A Model of Model Minorities,” by Matteo Wong, Stuyvesant High School
Honorable Mention “’13 Reasons Why’…Not,” by Crystal Gomez, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
Honorable Mention “’13 Reasons Why’ Can be Dangerous,” by Zara Perveen, Fort Hamilton High School
Judges: Theodore Hamm (St. Joseph’s College – New York) and Peter McDermott (Irish Echo)

Sports
* “Breaking Gender Barriers With Flag Football,” by Ashley Dawkins, Francis Lewis High School
Runner-Up “Girls Basketball Gets Real World Practice,” by Mya Qualls, Harry S. Truman High School
Runner-Up “Bardbarians Wrap-up,” by Ishai Melamede, Bard High School Early College Manhattan
Honorable Mention “Defending Pier 40, Our Home Turf,” by Dean Steinman and Max Onderdonk, Stuyvesant High School
Judge: Jarrett Murphy (City Limits) and Fluto Shinzawa (The Boston Globe)

Multimedia Storytelling
* “Coping with a Xanax Problem,” by Regan Hockenberry and Zach Hockenberry, Edward R. Murrow High School
* Runner-Up “Breaking Gender Barriers with Flag Football,” by Ashley Dawkins, Francis Lewis High School
* Honorable Mention “A Reason to Be Thankful,” by Marlon Prawl and  Stephanie Rodriguez , Harry S. Truman High School
* Honorable Mention “The Classic’s 2016-2017 Livestream Broadcasts,” by Sumaita Hasan, Mehrose Ahmad, Aly Tantawy and Diego Ramos, Townsend Harris High School
Judges: Amy Resnick (Crain Communications) and Jennifer Weiss (NBCNews.com) 

Best Overall Newspaper/News Site
*  The Murrow Network, Edward R. Murrow HS
* Runner-Up 
The Verdict, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
* Honorable Mention The Spectator, Stuyvesant High School
Judges: Mary Miller (New York Newspaper Publishers Association), Tim Race (formerly  New York Times) and Indrani Sen (Quartz)