For the fifth consecutive year, the CHS Legatus was named Division Three Yearbook of The Year at IUS’ Fall Press Day.
Over 400 student journalists attended the annual event held at Indiana University Southeast sponsored by the Department of Journalism. Student journalists from Southern Indiana and the Louisville Metro area listened to a moving keynote address from Extol Magazine founder and editor Angie Fenton. Fenton spoke about making people feel like they matter. After they keynote, several learning sessions were offered covering writing, design, photography and advertising. Two Fall Press Day scholarships are awarded to high journalists who intend to attend IUS in the Fall. Senior Selena Wolf was one of the two winners.
“Winning this scholarship made me realize that my dreams could come true and with this scholarship I am little bit closer to doing that. It made me feel like I am picking the right path in life,” Wolf said.
The day ended with the yearly yearbook, newspaper and online media awards. The Generals’ Delivery won Third Place Division Two Newspaper of The Year and the following individual awards:
First place: Best Feature Story–2017 graduate Emma Hedrick, Best Sports Photo –Analise DeKorte, Best Staff Editorial–Generals’ Delivery Staff
Second place: Best Overall Website–GD Online
Third Place: Best Social Media, Best Review–2017 graduate Hannah Morris, Best Overall Design
In addition to winning Yearbook of the Year, the 2017 Legatus placed first or second in the following individual categories:
First place: Cover, Sports, Photography, Student Life, Design, Copy and People Pages
Second place: Opening Section, Theme and Divisional Pages, Academics, Clubs & Organizations and Advertising
The Generals’ Delivery staff won six awards this afternoon at the Indiana High School Press Association annual convention.
Second Place Newspaper Civic Journalism: Destiny Robinson, Tabatha Schwartz and Dashia Dexter (December 2016 center spread about giving back during the holidays)
Second Place Newspaper Design: Bethany Johnson, Hannah Morris, Selena Wolf (September 2016 sports page)
Third Place Newspaper Cartoon: Samantha Smitley (September 2016 Editorial Cartoon about CCR changes)
Honorable Mention Newspaper Editorial: Emma Hedrick
Honorable Mention Newspaper Column: Hannah Morris
Honorable Mention Best Overall Social Media Presence: Generals’ Delivery Staff
Scarlet Exposure Photography: a local photography business owned by a CHS 2014 graduate. We thank them for their support.
photos by Analise DeKorte
Devyn Weathers, Analise DeKorte and Caitlyn Wright
Homecoming week kicked off Monday, Sept. 11 with cowboy day and ended with Friday’s class colors day. The traditional pep rally planned by Student Council was moved outside for the first time to incorporate some new games into the mix.