The 2014-2015 Best of Best of SNO

Happy graduation to all the seniors out there, and happy end-of-year to the rest of you! While you were cleaning out your lockers and signing yearbooks, we were hard at work selecting our very favorite stories published on Best of SNO this school year. Many congratulations to all of the writers and staffs below! And if you don’t see your school, don’t be sad–this was no easy task, and we wish the list could be twice as long.

Without further ado, we present the 2014-2015 Best of Best of SNO!

Best editorial on a school or local issue:
More at stake than one teacher’s job – Editorial staff, Shaker Heights High School

Best editorial on a national or international issue:
Je ne suis pas Charlie – Faith Terry, Starr’s Mill High School

Best opposing viewpoints:
Why The Interview is exactly what the world needs – Hannah Sutherland, El Modena High School
Why The Interview is exactly what the world does not need – Yasmim, Int’l School of the Sacred Heart

Best use of infographic:
Seahawks vs. Seahawks – Meghan Laakso and Jackie Haines, Peninsula High School

Best use of innovative design:
The periodic table of Cerritos College  – Denny Cristales and editorial staff, Cerritos College

Best sports coverage:
BG silences Clairton, hailed state champion – Jordan Rhone, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

Best news coverage, health edition:
Alcohol use down, pot up as school outpaces nation – Sumin Woo and Holly Sutley, Dulaney High School

Best news coverage, education edition:
APUSH controversy: college framework catastrophe? – Morgan Menin and Amy Shim, Camarillo High School

Best Ferguson coverage:
Up in arms – Isabel Giovannetti and editorial staff, Robinson High School

Best metajournalism:
What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle? – Editorial staff, Linganore High School

Best movie review:
The Gambler travels to unforeseen depths – Sophie Haddad, Carlmont High School

Best variations on a theme:
Perspectives on Generation Z – Editorial staff, First Flight High School

Best investigative reporting by an individual:
Child abuse: An exploration of society, systems, and survivors – Grace Gyolai, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School

Best investigative reporting by a group:
There’s no place like home – Alisa Chuang, Mickey Shin, Caroline Waring, Shanta Katipamula, and Elisa Apra, Hanford High School

Best feature in a series:
Living in a rape culture – Callan Showers and Nate Pasko, Hopkins High School

Best technology exposé:
I swore off Google for a week – Martin Beck, Harrisonburg High School

Best shout-out:
Sending smoke signals to our former EIC – Justin Cook, Pascack Valley High School

Best student profile:
Leaving the past behind – Dan Fishbein, Algonquin Regional High School

Best alumnus profile:
Remembering WWII POW and Tyrone native Hayden Walk – Kathleen Cempa, Tyrone Area High School

Best faculty profile:
Kuipers and Vargo leave it all on the field – Maxwell Shukuya, Sacramento Country Day School

The Logan Aimone best critter profile:
Meet the geese – Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West High School

There you have it, folks. Best of SNO will be taking a break over the summer, but will resume publishing your fabulous work come August. Have a great vacation, get some rest and some sun(screen), and we’ll see you soon!