Fairfax Students Recognized

Fairfax Students Win Quill and Scroll Awards

logosmallStudents from three Fairfax County high schools have been named National Award Gold Key winners in contests sponsored by Quill and Scroll, the International Honor Society of High School Journalists.

Chantilly High School student journalists Erin Fisher, Cali Schriver, Stephanie Smith, and Katie Urban were named national winners in the 2008 Yearbook Excellence Contest. The four Chantilly students were the only winners in the yearbook category in Virginia.

In the American Society of Newspaper Editors and Quill and Scroll 2008 International Writing and Photo Contest, Meghan Gaffney of Langley High School was named a winner for her Editorial Cartoon. Karl Sofinowski of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) was named a winner in the Editorial Cartoon category, and Lisa Kong of TJHSST was named a winner in the Sports Photo category. The three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students were the only winners from Virginia in the writing and photo contest.

What is Quill and Scroll?

Quill and Scroll was organized April 10, 1926, by a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Since its founding, charters have been granted to more than 14,267 high schools in all 50 states and 44 foreign countries. Click this to learn more about Quill and Scroll.

A complete list of winners will be published in Quill and Scroll’s February-March issue. Much of this article is republished from the FCPS press release – click here to see that.

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