WHS students recognized in ‘Newspaper in Education’ contest

Post date: May 07, 2014 12:45:0 PM

In March, eight Wells High School Art students of Vanessa White-Capelluti placed in the annual Newspaper in Education contest sponsored by the Bangor Daily News. Their black and white, line drawn editorial cartoons, along with winning drawings or written editorials from many other Maine grade three to twelve student contestants, were featured in the paper’s March 21st edition.

Senior Charles (Charlie) Taylor received first place in his grade level earning him a $1,000 scholarship. Also, in the senior category, Jordan Agger and Allivia Lorusso tied for 2nd with each receiving $500 for college.

Maria Goodale received 1st place in the 11th grade category with sisters Bethany and Sarah Berger tied for 2nd. In the tenth grade category, Alyssa Chase received 1st place while Angela Leone was recognized as runner-up. In the ninth grade category, Sydnie Sayward placed 1st and Keri Allaire and Kyle Durost were runners-up.

Each grade level addressed different themes or prompts in their drawings. For example, juniors had to follow this prompt in their drawings or writings: “EXPLORING THE GLOBE: IF you could live in any other country in the world, which would you chose and why?” They were also asked to incorporate “geographical and cultural reasons” for their selection.

All editorial cartoons submitted were to resemble a black and white newspaper comic strip drawn in line art or line drawing against a plain white background with little or no shading.

Taylor and other seniors were in the Life/Career Path category editorializing through writing or drawing about their future goals.

Numerous winning entries in this year’s Newspaper in Education contest are currently displayed at http://nie.bangordailynews.com/

Caption: From left to right are WHS students who entered the Newspaper in education contest: Alyssa Chase, Keri Allaire, Maria Goodale, Allivia Lorusso, Angela Leone. Sarah Berger, Sydnie Sayward, Bethany Berger, Jordan Agger, Charles Taylor, and Kyle Durost.

Caption: A Newspaper in Education 1st place editorial cartoon by WHS Senior Charles Taylor.