YOUNGSTOWN - Four students with the Tribune Chronicle Page One journalism program received awards Monday.
Various schools from the surrounding areas of Youngstown State University came together in honor of young journalists and their hard work and dedication.
Opening speaker was Alyssa Lenhoff, who is the journalism director at YSU.
Featured speaker Nick Worner, the communications coordinator at the ACLU of Ohio, stressed the importance of the rights that young students have as journalists.
Participating groups then met individually to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their newspaper. Page One staff and workshop members described their page as, "thinking outside the box and more diverse."
YSU students Cassandra Twoey and Shawn Elswick helped the Page One members to identify their strengths and weaknesses and plan for future improvements.
First place: full page layout by Allie Vugrincic, senior at JFK, for "Road Trip to a Rally"
First place: personality profile by Tyler Warren, junior at Bristol, for "'Lu' goes for national title"
First place: photography by Hope Weckerly, junior at TCTC / Lakeview, for "Controlling the blaze"
Honorable mention: column, opinion by Ali Gray, senior at Niles McKinley, for "A random act of kindness"
During the awards ceremony, Ali Gray received honorable mention for an opinion piece. Allie Vugrincic received first place for the layout and design of Page One. Hope Weckerly received first place for photography, and Tyler Warren received first place for a personality profile.
The Tribune Chronicle Page One journalism workshops will begin a new session in September. High school students in grades 9 through 12 interested in journalism, photography or simply improving their writing skills are invited to attend.
In the workshops, students will develop writing, interviewing, researching and other skills. Workshops will be held the first and third Thursdays of each month.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michelle Robbins at 330-841-1738.