The Muse Recognized at the Palm Beach Post Excellence in High School Journalism Awards

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Photo provided by Madeleine Fitzgerald

Communications teacher Stephen Moore (L-R, top row), senior Maria Grosso, junior Samantha Rose, junior Starr Courakos, seniors Madeleine Fitzgerald, Mackenzie White, (L-R, bottom row) Taylor Hendrickson , Claudia Zamora and Remi Lederman attend the Palm Beach Post Excellence in High School Journalism Awards.

Samantha Rose, Editor-in-Chief

The Muse earned several awards recognizing the staff’s journalistic achievements at The Palm Beach Post’s Excellence in High School Journalism Awards today, April 30. Judges from The Palm Beach Post awarded newspapers, newsmagazines and news websites from high schools across Palm Beach County in various categories. The Muse won second place for newspaper website, second place for general excellence newspaper and third place for social media. Communications teacher and The Muse advisor Stephen Moore and John I. Leonard High School’s newspaper adviser Charysse K. Carter both won the general excellence award for publication adviser, which rewarded both teachers with a $250 prize. Individual staffers from The Muse were also recognized in nearly every category.

Communications teacher Stephen Moore receives the general excellence award for publication adviser.
Photo by Samantha Rose
Communications teacher Stephen Moore receives the general excellence award for his accomplishments as the adviser of The Muse.

The Muse individual winners

Communications junior Bennett Morgan – third place in cartooning/illustrating and honorable mention in entertainment writing

Visual senior Adrian Casanova – honorable mention in cartooning/illustrating

Communications senior Ximena Hasbach – honorable mention in column writing

Communications sophomore Michael Wang – first place in editorial writing

Strings senior Felipe Bomeny – second place in editorial writing

Communications senior Bari Bossis – third place in entertainment writing

Communications sophomores Brittany McKenzie and Elliot Hacker – second place in feature writing

Communications junior Tiffany Abreu – third place in feature writing

Communications sophomores Mary Rasura and Alexa Marcellino – second place in news writing

Communications sophomore Uma Raja – third place in news writing

Communications sophomore Julia Horneck – honorable mention in photography

Communications junior Tomas Cabezas – second place in sports writing

Communications teacher Stephen Moore – general excellence, adviser