Every year, the Toronto Star acknowledges the work produced by outstanding high school newspapers though the High School Newspaper Awards (HSNA). The awards are sectioned into 21 distinct categories ranging from classical writing styles including reporting and opinion writing, to more liberal and light-hearted sections, such as illustration and humour.

In 2012, The Reckoner won 6 awards, including “Best Electronic Newspaper” and “Best Electronic Layout and Design”.

Best Electronic Newspaper

The Reckoner

1st Place

2012

Best Electronic Layout and Design

Mahan Nekoui and Soheil Koushan

1st Place

2012

Best Critical Writing

MJ Chen

1st Place

2012

Best Editorial Writing

Mahan Nekoui

1st Place

2012

Best Editorial Cartoonist

Yancheng Lu

Runner-up

2012

Best Humour Work

Yancheng Lu

Runner-up

2012