The GFS Upper School news magazine Earthquake recently won a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award (CSPA) for overall excellence. The award is the highest recognition given by the CSPA to a student print or digital medium; publications are judged on their excellence in design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. Congratulations to current editors Isabel Mehta '20 and Ava Sinai '20, last year's editors Thea Applebaum Licht '19 and Will McQuillan '19, and faculty advisors Anne Gerbner, Sarah Kappe, and Meg Cohen.
In addition, nine GFS students (in Upper and Middle School) won individual honors in the CSPA 2019 Gold Circle Awards. Gold Circle Awards are offered to recognize superior work by student journalists. Six GFS Upper School students won for their work on Earthquake, and three Middle School students won awards for digital journalism for their work on the Middle School's online publication, The Corner.
Student Award Winners:
- Last year's Editors-in-Chief, Thea Applebaum Licht '19 and Will McQuillan '19, won three Gold Circle awards for their editorial work. Will also won a Design Portfolio award and Thea won a prize for her computer-generated illustration for the article, "Championing Cheesesteaks."
- Writer Raia Stern '19 won second place for an interview with Ana Maria Archila.
- Writer Sarah Miller '20 won third place for her article, "Mirroring National Trend, GFS Emphasises Stem Education."
- Joshua Mathews '24 and Jasper Mosley '24 shared two awards for their podcasts: "Friend Groups at GFS," and "Do People Like Pop Music?."
- Peter Ilyin '24 won recognition for his illustration about "Russia: How Does it Impact Us?"
Congratulations to Earthquake, The Corner, and their faculty advisors!