Torch One of Two School Newspapers Statewide Named “All-Ohio” Publication

The Bexley High School Torch is one of only two school newspapers statewide to be named an “All-Ohio” publication, the top award from the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, for the 2018-19 school year.

In addition, 39 members of the staff won a total of 85 superior, excellent, and honorable mention awards for writing, photography, artwork, graphics and design.

In the writing categories, superior awards went to junior Maxine Giller for her news story on the tornado that struck the Cassingham Complex, senior Chloe Wasserstrom for a news feature on students traveling abroad over the summer, juniors Angelina Coles and Katie Haugh for their alternative copy feature on the trends of the last two decades, senior Kaia Woodford for a column on how consumers can influence the music industry, and senior Noah Luehmann for his sports feature on E-sports.

In the visual categories, senior Nathan Toney won a superior for infographic design. The news, opinion, and backpage editing teams also all won superior awards in page design.

The Torch was led this year by co-editors Carolyn Eliot, William Rauschenberg, and Theo Snowdon. The Torch is advised by English and journalism teacher Julie Horger.

The full list of individual awards:

=         Virginia Anderson: superior, front page layout; excellent, front page layout

=         Tess Baker: superior, feature page layout; excellent, feature page layout

=         Hadley Brown: superior, front page layout; excellent, front page layout

=         Ryan Callahan: excellent, sports page layout; honorable mention, sports page layout

=         Anne Clubb: excellent, personality profile; excellent, general feature; honorable mention, team in-depth reporting

=         Angelina Coles: superior, alternative copy; excellent, alternative copy

=         Nick Cory: superior, editorial page layout; superior, editorial page layout; excellent, opinion page layout; honorable mention, team in-depth reporting

=         Carolyn Eliot: excellent, editorial; honorable mention, editorial; honorable mention, review

=         Miles Feinknopf: excellent, feature page layout; excellent, centerspread design

=         Maxine Giller: superior, newswriting

=         Rachel Gold: superior, editorial page layout; superior, editorial page layout; excellent, column writing; excellent, opinion page layout

=         Sari Goldson: honorable mention, sports feature

=         Grant Halliday: excellent, sports page layout; honorable mention, sports page layout

=         Kate Haugh: superior, alternative copy; excellent, alternative copy

=         Eli Helfgott: excellent, sports photo

=         Miles Joseph: excellent, commentary

=         Miriam Kleit: excellent, newswriting

=         Evie Lewis: excellent, editorial cartoon; honorable mention, art/non-editorial

=         Noah Luehmann: superior, sports feature; excellent, sports page layout; honorable mention, sports page layout

=         Canaan Madison: honorable mention, infographic

=         Tal Mars: honorable mention, team in-depth reporting

=         Aaron Meyer: excellent, sports page layout; honorable mention, sports page layout; honorable mention, column writing

=         Katie Millard: honorable mention, first-person narrative

=         Abby Palmer: honorable mention, personality profile

=         William Rauschenberg: excellent, review; honorable mention, editorial

=         Daniel Rose: excellent, news feature; excellent, alternative copy; honorable mention, individual in-depth reporting

=         Alec Russo: superior, editorial page layout; superior, editorial page layout; excellent, sports news; excellent, opinion page layout

=         Claire Sapp: excellent, first-person narrative

=         Austin Smith: excellent, general feature; excellent, sports news

=         Theo Snowdon: excellent, individual in-depth reporting; excellent, news photo; honorable mention, team in-depth reporting; honorable mention, editorial

=         Rose Thomas: superior, front page layout; excellent, front page layout; honorable mention, news photo

=         Nate Toney: superior, infographic; superior, feature page layout; honorable mention, centerspread design

=         Annie Walker: superior, editorial page layout; superior, editorial page layout; excellent, opinion page layout

=         Chloe Wasserstrom: superior, news feature; honorable mention, feature photo

=         Avery Weisman: excellent, centerspread design; honorable mention, centerspread design

=         Lydia Wicks: honorable mention, editorial cartoon

=         Olivia Williams: superior, feature page layout; excellent, feature page layout

=         Ellie Wilson: excellent, centerspread design; honorable mention, centerspread design

=         Kaia Woodford: superior, commentary; excellent, centerspread design; honorable mention, centerspread design; honorable mention, team in-depth reporting.