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Local student publication wins top honors

December 21, 2011
Westfield Republican
A local student publication received top honors at Syracuse University’s Empire State School Press Association annual conference in late October. The Brocton Review was awarded the Gold All New York rating in the all-round newspaper category, ranking the Brocton High School newspaper among the top 11 newspapers in the state.

The Brocton publication also received numerous awards in a range of categories judged at Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Mass Communications.

Although many of the award-winning publications were published in larger urban and suburban schools, The Review received 28, including 14 gold first place ratings.

According to Dadie Sedota, who advised the 2010-2011 Brocton paper, the Review has won many awards through the years at Syracuse University, but 14 gold awards is the most they have won in one year.

“A gold plaque from Syracuse is a coveted award for the many schools throughout the state involved in this judging,” Sedota said. “Students in Brocton … can be proud to earn recognition at Syracuse. Student publications challenge students to think critically, to research, use sources and technology to write relevant, accurate stories for their readers. It is a huge time commitment for editors. In addition to the writing and editing, students must create pages that are visually attractive, create art and photos, sell ads and learn all phases of the publishing process.”

Gold award winning entries include:

Brocton Review: Service to school (series of articles about school budget effects on students); Advertising (staff, Sara Sobecki, Maegan Graves); Special topic/event coverage (school budget); Design portfolio (Elizabeth Bromsted); Picture layout story (Elizabeth Bromsted); Editorial (Kristen Becker, Christian Deakin); Sports feature (Christian Deakin); Feature photograph (Elizabeth Bromsted); Photographer (Kristen Becker); Columnist (Christian Deakin; Front page (Elizabeth Bromsted); News story (Victoria Hannold).

Silver award winning entries:

Brocton Review: Special event/topic coverage (Cell phone policy stories); Picture layout story (Elizabeth Bromsted); Sports photograph (Cody Foy, Alexis Appel); Photographer (Elizabeth Bromsted); News story (Elizabeth Bromsted).

Bronze award winning entries: Brocton Review: Editorial (Christian Deakin); Sports photograph (Kristen Becker); Columnist Zachary Delcamp, Leo Schwab); News story (Jeremy Little).

Honorable mention entries:

Brocton Review: In-depth coverage (Kristen Becker); Sports photograph (Elizabeth Bromsted); Photographer (Cody Foy); News story (Abbigale DeLand).

The complete list of award winning publications and judging comments is available at

Article Photos

Submitted Photo
Editors who worked on the Brocton Review during the 2010-11 school year include (seated) Kristen Becker, Thomas Giambra; (standing) Meghan Roberts, Julia Palmer, Victoria Hannold, Elisa Fuentes, Abbigale DeLand, Casey Miller. Co-editors Christian Deakin and Elizabeth Bromsted and managing editor Zachary Delcamp are now in college and were not available for the photo.



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