The Student News Site of St. Charles North High School

Stargazer

The Student News Site of St. Charles North High School

Stargazer

The Student News Site of St. Charles North High School

Stargazer

Awards & Honors

The Stargazer staff participates in annual contests and competitions for feedback on their skills and recognition of our work in journalism.

IJEA All-State Recognition

2023: Addie Grimm

2022: Bridget Nelis

2021: Caroline Look

2019: Johanna Stephens

2018: Claire Drewes

IHSA State Qualifiers

2022-2023: Sectional Champions
Tess Arendt: Yearbook Caption Writing, Headline Writing
Max Fang & Tyler Moore: TV News (6th in state)
Addie Grimm: News Writing, Feature Writing
Natalie Hannah: Infographics, Editorial Cartooning
Jei Jandura: Review Writing, Yearbook Copy Writing (5th in state)

2021-2022:
Emma Garcia: Advertising
Addie Grimm: Feature Writing (4th in state)
Derek Hibben & Natalie VanDorpe: Video News
Jei Jandura: Infographics
Tyler Moore: Photo Storytelling
Bridget Nelis: News Writing
Laure Schulders: Newspaper Design, Yearbook Copy Writing (5th in state in YCW)

2020-2021:
Addie Grimm: Headline Writing
Caroline Look: Yearbook Caption Writing
Bridget Nelis: News Writing
Laure Schulders: Sports Writing
Madeline Tiedt: Yearbook Copy Writing

2018-2019:
Michelle Alemu: Editorial Writing
Ashriel Del Rosario: Photo Storytelling
Caroline Look: Yearbook Caption Writing
Anthony Spizziri: Sports Writing (4th at State Finals)
Johanna Stephens: Headline Writing (6th at State Finals)
Madeline Tiedt: Copy Writing

2017-2018:
Claire Drewes: Yearbook Copy Writing (4th at State Finals)
Meredith Reber: Editorial Writing
Ashley Zima: Newspaper Design (4th at State Finals); Yearbook Layout: Double-Page Spread

2016-2017:
Claire Drewes: News Writing
Lena Kabeshita: Photo Storytelling
Christy Koonce: Yearbook Caption Writing (6th at State Finals)
Meredith Reber: Editorial Writing

2015-2016:
Shayne Chammavanijakul: Newspaper Design (State Champion); Feature Writing
Jillian Stephens: Copy Editing

2014-2015:
Katlyn Bolf: Sports Writing
Kit Fahey: Feature Writing

ASPA Recognition

 2019-2020: Second Place Award

NISPA Recognition

2023:

Web Contest: Gold Certificate
Blue Ribbon Award: Tyler Moore, Sports Game Story
Honorable Mention: Natalie Hannah, Graphics
Honorable Mention: Melanie Jandura, Opinion Writing
Honorable Mention: Jei Jandura, Review Writing
Honorable Mention: Tyler Moore, Erika Chaviano, Sports Feature Writing
Honorable Mention: Natalie Van Dorpe and Logan Harrison, Video Package
Honorable Mention: Melanie Jandura, Profile Writing

2022:
Web Contest: 
Silver Certificate
Blue Ribbon Award: Laure Schulders, Column Writing
Honorable Mention: Laure Schulders, Individual In-Depth
Honorable Mention: Kam Kelly, Review Writing

2021:
Web Contest: Silver Certificate
Blue Ribbon Award: Bridget Nelis, Column Writing
Blue Ribbon Award: Editorial Staff (Caroline Look, Madeline Tiedt, Paige Maki, Bridget Nelis, Kae Kelly, Addie Grimm), Editorial Writing
Honorable Mention: Kae Kelly, Feature Writing
Honorable Mention: Laure Schulders, Graphics
Honorable Mention: Caroline Look, Individual In-Depth

2020:
Newspaper Contest:
Silver Certificate
Blue Ribbon Award: Caroline Look, Column Writing
Honorable Mention: Ryan Halston, Review Writing
Honorable Mention: Kae Kelly, News Writing
Honorable Mention: Kavin Thakkar, Graphics

2019:

Tom Gebhardt Scholarship Recipient: Joe Duhownik
Newspaper Contest:
Bronze Certificate
Blue Ribbon Award: Editorial Writing, Joe Duhownik, Michelle Alemu, Anthony Spizziri, Johanna Stephens
Blue Ribbon Award: Team In-Depth, Johanna Stephens, Michelle Alemu, Joe Duhownik, Anthony Spizziri
Blue Ribbon Award: Photography, Ashriel DelRosario

 

2018:
Newspaper Contest: Bronze Certificate
Honorable Mention: Claire Drewes, Review Writing
Honorable Mention: Meredith Reber & Johanna Stephens, News Writing

2017:
Honorable Mention:
Jonah Nink, Column/Blog Writing

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