Congratulations — Clarke Central High School

Students at Clarke Central High School have been recognized by the Georgia Scholastic Press Association as some of the best in the state for their work on various news magazines and their “new” TV broadcast.  We want to recognize them and from the award-winning students at Grady Newsource want to say congratulations to the award-winning students at Clarke Central.

And from the Executive Producers of Grady Newsource a special shout out and kudos to the one who makes it all possible.  David Ragsdale semi single-handedly guides the student productions… working with them…. coaching them… coaxing them… leading them… teaching them… and — just as we executive producers would say about our students as well — learning with them and from them.

Here is the official statement:

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association released annual awards today via an online broadcast.  The event was rewarding for members of Clarke Central’s Iliad Literary-Art Magazine, Odyssey Online, ODTV and Odyssey Newsmagazine.

The 2013-14 Odyssey was recognized as GSPA’s All Georgia Newsmagazine (highest honors); the publication was recognized as All Georgia for the sixth time in seven years (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).  The Odyssey received the General Excellence award for the ninth consecutive year, as well as a Superior rating.  The Iliad Literary-Art Magazine for 2012-13 received the General Excellence award and a Superior rating- a repeat of 2013’s evaluations.  The Odyssey Online website received the 2013-14 General Excellence News Website award and was rated All Georgia (highest honors) for two consecutive years.

Also of note, Odyssey Editor-in-Chief Jenny Alpaugh was named Georgia Champion Journalist.  Jenny follows Bryan Barks (2009), Kinsey Clark (2011), and Carlo Nasisse (2012) as Odyssey winners.  Odyssey PR Manager Austin Defoor was named 3rd place runner up in Georgia Champion Journalist competition.  Austin follows Champion Journalist Runners Up Julia K. Wilson (2005), Rachel Bowers (2007), Lisa Glaser (2008), Caroline Foster (2009), Isabel Atkinson (2010), Lauren Pruitt (2011), Emma Kissane (2012) and Chloe Hargrave (2013).

Additionally, Odyssey News Editor Aaron Holmes was named Junior Champion Journalist for Georgia, which follows Kinsey Clark (2010) and Jenny Alpaugh (2013) as previous winners, and Features Editor Louise Platter placed third, which follows runner up Emma Kissane (2011).

“After 11 years of Odyssey and 13 years of the Iliad, our Leadership Team continues to challenge our staff members to grow, expand and evolve.  Under the leadership of Ethan Crane and his team on the Iliad and Jenny Alpaugh, Geneva Hinkle, Porter McLeod and Susanna Conine-Nakano on the Odyssey and Odyssey Online, we adjusted to new work parameters and continued to adapt our creative process,”  adviser David Ragsdale said.

On behalf of the students, thank you for your ongoing interest and support.  A comprehensive list of awards follows…

2012-2013 Literary Magazine Rankings

Superior

Iliad, Clarke Central High School

 

2013-2014 Newsmagazine Rankings

Superior

Odyssey, Clarke Central High School

2013-2014 Broadcast Rankings

Excellent

ODTV, Clarke Central High School

2013-2014 News Website Rankings

Superior

Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School

General Excellence

2012-2013 Literary Magazine (sponsored by Herff Jones)

Clarke Central High School “Iliad”

2013-14 Newsmagazine

Clarke Central High School “Odyssey”

2013-14 News Website

Clarke Central High School “Odyssey Online”

All Georgia

“Best of the Best”

2013-14 News Website

Clarke Central High School “Odyssey Online”

2013-14 Newsmagazine

Clarke Central High School “Odyssey”

 

Individual Awards

2013-14 Georgia Champion Journalist

Third – Austin DeFoor

First – Jenny Alpaugh

2013-14 Georgia Junior Champion Journalist

Third – Louise Platter

First – Aaron Holmes

Broadcast Production:

All Georgia

  • Ella Sams, “CCHigh School Library Trick-or-Treat Book Week,” ODTV, Clarke Central High School

News Story:

Superior

  • Tiernan O’Neill, “Breaking Bread, “Odyssey Newsmagazine,” Clarke Central High School

Broadcast News Package:

Superior

  • Nicholas Byrne, Jankiem Ellison & Tiernan O’Neill, “Independent Baking Company Movies In,” ODTV, Clarke Central High School

In-Depth News Story

Superior

  • Jenny Alpaugh, “Scheduling Conflicts,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School
  • Ethan Crane, “Relocating the Roaster,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

 

News Photograph

All-Georgia

  • Porter McLeod, “Pointing in the Right Direction,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

 

Broadcast In-Depth News Package

Superior

  • Nicholas Byrne & Tiernan O’Neill, “The Career of Jim McKay,” ODTV, Clarke Central High School

All-Georgia

  • Nicholas Byrne, “Clarke Central & Cedar Shoals to perform Les Miserables,” ODTV, Clarke Central High School

Feature Story

Superior

  • Hannah Dunn-Grandpre, “Breaking Away from the Block,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

All-Georgia

  • Louise Platter, “Teaching from the Shadows,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Feature Profile

All-Georgia

  • Mary Merritt, “Leaving Leukemia Behind,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Feature Photograph

All-Georgia

  • Porter McLeod, “The Colors of the J&J,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Broadcast Feature Package

Superior

  • Ella Sams, “A Journey with Journey Juice,” ODTV, Clarke Central High School

 

Column

All-Georgia

  • Jenny Alpaugh, “We are the Church,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Editorial Cartoon

Superior

  • Gabe Harper, “Standing Strong,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

All-Georgia

  • Ella Sams, “Held Captive,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Sports News Story

Superior

  • Henry Scott, “Seniors have a Sixth Sense,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

 

Sports Game Coverage

Superior

  • Kevin Mobley, “Gladiators Top the Jaguars 45-15,” The Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School

 

Sports Feature Story

Superior

  • Henry Scott, “Return of the Iron Men,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

All-Georgia

  • Chad Rhym, “Playing Hide and Seek,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Sports Photograph

Superior

  • Porter McLeod, “Clarke Central vs. Riverwood,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School
  • Porter McLeod, “Clarke Central vs. Gwinnett,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

All-Georgia

  • Chad Rhym, “A Season’s Close,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Broadcast Sports Package

All-Georgia

  • Julie Alpaugh, “Cedar Shoals vs. Clarke Central,” ODTV, Clarke Central High School

Photo Essay

Superior

  • Sarah Hoyt, Porter McLeod & Chloe Alexander, “Mucho Gusto & Costa de Jalisco,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School
  • Amy Hoyt, “Here to Stay,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

All-Georgia

  • Porter McLeod, “Rethinking Robotics,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

 Illustration

Superior

  • Gabe Harper, “Assessing the Damages,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

 

Photo Illustration

All-Georgia

  • Austin DeFoor, “Eye on iOS,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

Advertising Design

Superior

  • Radford Brosius, “We Bleed Red and Gold,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School

All-Georgia

  • Austin DeFoor, “Bounce,” Odyssey Newsmagazine, Clarke Central High School
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