15 FCPS Publications Earn Trophy Class Ratings from VHSL

School News
October 22, 2019

Student journalists from 15 Fairfax County high schools have earned Trophy Class rankings for their 2018-19 publications from the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Publications Evaluation Services. Trophy Class is the highest ranking bestowed by VHSL.Trophy Class winners include: Magazine Division: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), “Threshold,” Josephine Porcelli, adviser; McLean High, “The Tartan,” Lindsay Benedict and Seth LeBlanc, advisers; Oakton High,“Opus,” Susan Sullivan, adviser; Newsmagazine Division: Chantilly High, “The Purple Tide,” Clare Gartlan, adviser; TJHSST, “TJ Today,” Erinn Harris, adviser; McLean High, “The Highlander,” Lindsay Benedict, adviser; Newspaper Division: Annandale High, “The A-Blast,” Alan Weintraut, adviser; Online News Division, McLean High, “The Highlander Online,” Lindsay Benedict, adviser; Yearbook Division: Chantilly High, “Odyssey,” Mary Kay Downes, adviser; TJHSST, “Techniques,” Erinn Harris, adviser; Lake Braddock Secondary, “The Lair,” Theresa Poquis, adviser; Marshall High,“Columbian,” Daniel Reinish, adviser; McLean High, “Caledonia,” Meghan Percival, adviser; Robinson Secondary, “Above and Beyond,” Pat Hinman, adviser; Broadcast Division: McLean High, “WMHS News,” Lindsay Benedict, adviser.

In addition, FCPS students won the following awards in the VHSL Multimedia Contest: Yearbook Categories: Concept Packaging: third place: Abby Lee, Angelina Daniel, Nia Hoq, and Sahaana Sethu, Chantilly High; Clubs Coverage: second place: Lan-Anh Dang Vu, McLean High; Candid Photo: first place: Czarek Bak, McLean High; Infographics: second place: Matt Hutchison and Rachel Zhang, McLean High; third place: Abby Lee, Angelina Daniel, Nia Hoq, and Sahaana Sethu, Chantilly High; Sports Coverage: third place: Abby Lee, Angelina Daniel, Nia Hoq, and Sahaana Sethu, Chantilly High. Broadcast Categories:  News Package: first place: Matt Wong, McLean High; third place: Brendan Camp, Zach Anderson, Talia Blakemore, and Ella Sangree, McLean High; Feature Package: first place: Matt Wong, McLean High; second place: Matt Wong, McLean High;third place: Brendan Camp, Zach Anderson, Talia Blakemore, and Ella Sangree, McLean High. Literary Magazine Categories: Concept Packaging: first place: Ana Catarina Medas and Sayrin Kang, Oakton High; third place: Tartan staff, McLean High; Cover: first place: Sayrin Kang and Ana Catarina Medas, Oakton High; second place: Emily Chopra and Dasha Makarishcneva, McLean High; Drawing: first place: Irena Sun, Oakton High; Non-Fiction: second place: Pran Kittivorapat, McLean High; third place: Heather Gordon, Oakton High; Painting: first place: David (Ye Joon) Park, Oakton High; second place: Wen Ip, Oakton High; Poetry: third place: Gloria Wang, Oakton High; Poetry Spread: third place: Marina Qu, McLean High; Prose Spread: second place: Inaya Huric, McLean High; Short Fiction: third place: Charlie Williams, Oakton High. Newspaper-Newsmagazine Categories: Straight News-News Feature: first place: Marina Qu and Haine Jung, McLean High; second place: Priya Viswanathan, Chantilly High; Shafuq Naseem, West Springfield High; Sports News: first place: Rebeka Rafti, McLean High; Features-Human Interest: first place: Donovan Fisher, Maha Raja, and Malyaka Khan, Mount Vernon High; Features-In-Depth: first place: Maren Kranking, Maria McHugo, Jeremy Siegel. and Jack Stenzel, McLean High; second place: Kaitlyn Chen and Priya Viswanathan, Chantilly High; third place: Talia Blakemore, Maren Kranking, Alex Mandanas, and Maris McHugo, McLean High; Editorials: first Place: Alexa Clark, Lulu Dawes, Devan Fink, and Hannah Kase, Madison High; second place: Nicholas Lohman, McLean High; Review: third place: Imani McCormick, McLean High; News- Feature Photo: second place: Ava Rotondo, McLean High; third Place: Julia McElligot, McLean High; Newsmagazine Cover; first place: Kaitlyn Cheng, Priya Viswanahan, and Rithika Ashok, Chantilly High; third place: Kaitlyn Cheng, Rithika Ashok, and Priya Viswanathan, Chantilly High; Sports Photo: first place: Anna Brykezynski, McLean High; Infographics: second place: Pran Kittivorapat, McLean High; Advertising: first place: Rithika Ashok, Chantilly High; third place: Rachael Gunn, Chantilly High; Bylined Personal Opinion-Column: third place: Stephen Desmarais, Madison High; Inside Page Layout-Spread: second place: Anna Brinkhuis, Madison High.

Contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.