The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Awards

Awards for the Wildcat Chronicle since 2002*

 

Overall Awards

 

America Scholastic Press Association

First Place

2002 – 2003

 

American Scholastic Press Association

First Place with Special Merit Award

2003 – 2004

 

American Scholastic Press Association

First Place

2004 – 2005

 

American School Press Association

First Place

2005 – 2006

 

American Scholastic Press Association

First Place

2006 – 2007

 

American Scholastic Press Association

First Place

2007 – 2008

 

American Scholastic Press Association

First Place

2008 – 2009

American Press Association

First Place

2009 – 2010

 

American School Press Association

First Place

2010 – 2011

 

American School Press Association

First Place with Special Merit

2011-2012

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Silver Medalist Certificate

2003-2004

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Silver Medalist Certificate

2004-2005

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist Certificate

2005-2006

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist Certificate

2006-2007

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Associaton

Gold Medalist Certificate

2007-2008

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist Certificate

2008-2009

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist Certificate

2009-2010

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist Certificate

2010-2011

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist Certificate

2011-2012

 

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist Certificate

2012-2013

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Silver Certificate

2002

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Silver Certificate

2003

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Bronze Certificate

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Excellence in Journalism

Bronze Certificate

2006

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Excellent in Journalism

Gold Certificate
2007

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Golden Eagle Award

Overall Excellence

2007

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Golden Eagle Award

Overall Excellence

2008

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Excellence in Journalism

Gold Certificate

2008

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Excellence in Journalism

Gold Certificate

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Golden Eagle Award

Overall Excellence

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Golden Eagle Trophy

2007

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Golden Eagle Trophy

2008

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Golden Eagle Trophy

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Gold Certificate

2010

 

NISPA

Golden Eagle Trophy

2010

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Excellence in Journalism

Silver Certificate

2011

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Excellence in Journalism

Silver Certificate

2012

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Excellence in Journalism

Silver Certificate

2013

 

Quill and Scroll

First Place International Award

2005

 

Quill and Scroll

International Honorary Society

International First Place Award

2006

 

Quill and Scroll

First Place International Award

2007

 

Quill and Scroll

Second Place International Award

2008

 

Quill and Scroll

First Place International Award

2009

 

Quill and Scroll

International First Place Award

2010

 

Quill and Scroll

George H. Gallup Award-Highest Honor

2011

 

Quill and Scroll

First Place International Award with One Mark of Distinction

2012

 

Quill and Scroll

First Place International Award-Superior

2013

 

Individual Awards

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Sam West

2003

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Doug Sieder

2004

 

Illinois Woman’s Press Association

Honorable Mention

Sam West

2004

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Sam West

2004

 

America Scholastic Press Association

Outstanding Story (Non-School related)

For the Wildcat Chronicle Newspaper

2004

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Brittany Rose

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Brittany Blanchard

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Kellie Virnich

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Cristina Sarnelli

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Sabrina Potirala

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

C.J Hinojasa

2005

 

Journalism Education Association National Write-Off competition

Honorable mention

Kellie Virnich

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention Award

Andrea Bradley

2005

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Ellyn Fortino

2006

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention Award

David Thomas

2006

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention award

Andrea Bradley

2006

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Kait Taylor

2007

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

David Thomas

2007

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Excellence in Journalism

Jessica Bergmann

2008

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Excellence in Journalism

Jessica Bergmann

2008

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Review Writing

Greg Vodicka

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Photography

Jacob Wucka

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Team In-Depth

Jacob Wucka

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Editorial Writing

Jacob Wucka

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Graphics

Jacob Wucka

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Team In-Depth

Jessica Bergmann

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Team In-Depth

Alexis Hosticka

2009

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention

Editorial Cartoons

Jacob Wucka

2009

 

Quill and Scroll

National first place

Team In-depth

Sarah Berger

Jacob Wucka

Alexis Hosticka

Kristina Manibo

2010

 

American Scholastic Press Association

First Place with Special Merit

2010

 

American Scholastic Press Association

Outstanding Investigative Reporting

Alexis Hosticka and Greg Vodicka

2010

 

NISPA

Honorable Mention

Photography

Alexis Hosticka

2010

 

NISPA

Honorable Mention

News Writing

Jacob Wucka

2010

 

NISPA

Honorable Mention

Editorial Cartooning

Jacob Wucka

2010

 

NISPA

Honorable Mention

Feature Writing

Jacob Wucka

2010

 

NISPA

Blue Ribbon Award

Review Writing

Jacob Wucka

2010

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

Blue Ribbon Award

Editorial

Megan Hernbroth

2011

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

Honorable Mention

News Writing

Megan Hernbroth

2011

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

Blue Ribbon

Individual In-Depth Reporting

Yasmyn McGee

2011

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

Honorable Mention

Team In-depth Reporting

Yasmyn McGee, Sarah Berger, Alexis Hosticka

2011

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

Honorable Mention

Photography

Alexis Hosticka

2011

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

 

2012

 

Quill and Scroll

National first place

Team In-depth

Sarah Berger

Jacob Wucka

Alexis Hosticka

Kristina Manibo

2010

 

Quill and Scroll

International Writing and Photo Contest

National Winner for Review Writing

Kristina Manibo

2011

 

American School Press Association

Best News Photo

Carly Tubridy

2012

 

American School Press Association

Best Sports Photo

Liz Ramos

2012

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Blue Ribbon for Individual In-Depth

Carly Tubridy

2012

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention for Photography

Carly Tubridy

2012

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention for News Writing

Liz Ramos

2012

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention for Editorial Writing

Brandon Jackson

2012

 

Northern Illinois School Press Association

Honorable Mention for Review Writing

Keyuri Parmar

2012

 

Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association’s Write-off Competition, San Antonio, Nov. 2012

 

Excellent Rating

Liz Ramos

Feature Writing

 

Excellent Rating

Giuliana LaMantia

Commentary

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association 2012

Second Place

Photo Illustrations: Portfolio of Work for Newspapers

Giuliana LaMantia and Carly Tubridy

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association 2013, Gold Circle Awards

Giuliana LaMantia

Second Place Certificate for single subject news or feature package, single page design portfolio of work for news publications

 

Northern Illinois School Association 2013:

Blue Ribbon for Editorial Writing

Lupe Blanco

 

Blue Ribbon for Feature Writing

Giuliana LaMantia

 

Blue Ribbon for Team In-Depth Writing

Darcy Akins

 

Blue Ribbon for Team In-Depth Writing

Liz Ramos

 

Blue Ribbon for Review Writing

Giuliana LaMantia

 

Honorable Mention for Column Writing

Darcy Akins

 

Honorable Mention for Photography

Keyuri Parmar

 

Honorable Mention for Individual In-Depth Writing

Keyuri Parmar

JEA/NSPA San Diego, 2014

Honorable Mention for Sports Writing

Katelyn Foehner

 

Honorable Mention for Feature Writing

Alexandra Garibay

 

Quill and Scroll, 2014

First Place for Editorial Writing

Kyle Paup

 

Northern School Press Association, 2014

First Place, Sports Photograph

Alexandra Garibay

 

Honorable Mention, Team In-depth

Kyle Paup and Jacob Urban

 

First Place or Honorable Mention

 

*No paper existed in 2014-15

2015-2015

Quill and Scroll

Kyle Paup, News Writing, National First Place

Catherine Miller, Feature Writing, National First Place

IHSA Sectionals, April 2016

Kyle Paup

1st place: News Writing

 

Nayeli Lara

2nd place: Sports Writing

 

Emily Wissemes

3rd place: Editorial Writing

 

Hector Cervantes

4th place: Headline Writing

 

Nayeli Lara

4th place: Review Writing (Advanced to state when 3rd place entrant declined the position)

 

Catherine Miller

6th place: Feature Writing

 

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association 2016

 

Yamilex Rodelo

Blue Ribbon

Photography

 

Catherine Miller

Blue Ribbon

Feature Writing

 

Kyle Paup and Nayeli Lara

Blue Ribbon

Editorial Writing

 

Kyle Paup

Blue Ribbon

Individual In-depth

 

Nayeli Lara

Blue Ribbon

Reviews

 

Kyle Paup

Honorable Mention

News Writing

 

IHSA State Competition, April 29, 2016

 

Kyle Paup

Third Place

News Writing

 

Nayeli Lara

Sixth Place

Review Writing

 

 

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