Westfield High School Paper Wins Gold Medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

The student team responsible for the digital edition: Standing left to right are Jake Katz and Eric Shor. Seated left to right are Caitlyn Tierney and Geneva Gleason.  Kelly Mazzucco is absent from the photo. Hi’s Eye advisers are Westfield High School teachers Rosemary DiBattista and Nicole Scimone. Credits: Westfield Public Schools

WESTFIELD, NJ — Hi’s Eye, Westfield High School’s student-run weekly newspaper, has been awarded a gold medal by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in the print and web hybrid category for the 2012-13 school year. 

Since adding an internet presence to its print editions in 2011, Hi’s Eye won the gold medal from the CSPA for two consecutive years. For years before that, Hi’s Eye was an award recipient for its printed newspaper. 

“The Hi's Eye demonstrates exactly what a school publication should do; it informs, entertains and provides a forum for student opinion,” wrote the judges in their decision. “When a reader picks up the print edition, the quality of the writing impresses. When the reader goes to the digital edition, he finds a website with energy and talent. Kudos to the student designers. It captures the high school's spirit, culture and personality.”

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