On 26 May 2016, many staff members from The Reckoner attended the Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards at the Toronto Star Printing Plant. The Reckoner once again won a number of awards, including Best Volunteer Newspaper (with over 15 staff) and Best Electronic Newspaper. Many individuals on The Reckoner’s fifth guard were recognized as well, for their skills in drawing, photography, and opinion and news writing.
At the event, attendees participated in a luncheon and a tour of the Toronto Star printing facility. The tour was considered the highlight of the event by many attendees. According to Marzan Hamid, a News Board writer, “”It was amazing to see the real printing process! The experience definitely gave us insight into how a real newspaper operations are run on a day to day basis.”
The winners of the Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards may be found below:
Comics – CHRYSTAL ZHANG // 1st Place
Reporting – RYAN LIN // Runner-up
Editorial Writing – DAVID HAO // Runner-up
Opinion Writing – KHARI THOMAS // 1st Place
Photography-Sports – JENNA WONG // Runner-up
Sports Writing-Reporting – DEFILIA TO // Runner-up
Layout & Design-Page – ANTHONY CHANG // 1st Place
Electronic-Layout & Design – MICHAEL KIM // 1st Place
Best Electronic Newspaper – MICHAEL KIM // 1st Place
Best Newspaper-Over 15 Staff – 1st Place: THE RECKONER STAFF
Brad Henderson Award: DAVID HAO
A congratulations to everyone who submitted work, and for their dedication to the paper.