Sting Receives Blue Banner Award


William Sorto

The Chester High School Sting won the Blue Banner Award at the Southern Illinois School Press Association winter conference Feb. 23 at SIU Carbondale.

The Sting staff won the Blue Banner Award at the Southern Illinois Student Press Association winter conference at SIUC.

For the Sting, Editor Emma Bryant received a first for onsite editorial writing and a third for submitted editorial. Ace Smith shared a first with Aden McFarland for multimedia story page. Smith also took second in the multimedia story category and third in onsite feature writing.

Other Chester staffers winning multiple awards were Jordanna Frazer, second for submitted review and third for onsite review; and Kerringtyn Malley, third for both advertising and original art.

Madi Kribs received a second for submitted editorial. Sting staffers earning third place awards were Lily Lochhead, submitted review; and Haley Hoskin, onsite editorial.