CFA Students Take Honors in Journalism

At the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association’s Summer Institute, held June 16-19 at the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, two Cape Fear Academy publications were recognized.

Shoreline, the yearbook, earned All North Carolina status, and also received awards in the following categories: Coverage (1st Place), Theme (1st Place), Copy (2nd place), Photography (3rd place) and Advertising (3rd place).

The Hurricane, Cape Fear Academy’s Upper School Newspaper, earned an Honor Designation, as well awards in Photography (1st place), Graphics (Honorable Mention) and Advertising (Honorable Mention).

In individual competition, the following students received recognition for their work on the 2014 Shoreline: Julia Andrews and Mackenzie Dalton, 1st place in Theme Spread Design; Kate Brennan, 2nd place, Sports Copy; and Alex Koch, 3rd place, Sports Copy.

All were recognized at the annual institute, in which high school journalism students and teachers from across the state participated. The institute includes training by UNC journalism faculty and other professional journalists. NCSMA supports and monitors student journalism in state high schools.

Rising senior Julia Andrews was named as student president of NCSMA. The president presides at the opening and closing sessions of the Institute, works closely with the director during the year, and serves on the Institute Planning Committee. She will lead all student activities at the 2015 Institute.

Twelve Publications students accompanied their adviser, Mrs. Jan Reid, to the four-day Institute: Julia Andrews, Kate Brennan, Savanah Knowles, Shephard Sullivan, Hannah Williams, Rip Judge, Emily Norris, Josh Reda, Max Middleton, Erin Sweeney, Kelly Butler, and Alex Koch.  They took classes in theme development, design, writing, coverage, leadership, and photography. Andrews and Williams earned first place in the yearbook class competition for their thematic presentation of the 2015 yearbook.

“Institute activities immerse students into campus life and journalistic work. They design, write, photograph, and edit their own work,” said Monica Hill, director of NCSMA.