CT Press Club Names Winners of Inaugural HS Contest

GREENWICH, Conn. — The Connecticut Press Club honored high school students across the state in its exciting first-ever publicity contest.

Teens and recent high school graduates across the state were encouraged to work in 23 categories, including opinion columns, blog posts, news and features, radio, video, photography and cartoons. The competition is held in conjunction with the Connecticut Press Club Professional Competition and the Student Competition included submissions from across the state. Entries were judged by communications professionals who are members of the Connecticut Press Club. The Connecticut Press Club will host an awards ceremony in June to recognize student and professional winners.

“We are thrilled to have included young talent from across the state in this year’s contest and were very impressed with their submissions,” said Connecticut Press Club President Michele Turk. “We look forward to honoring the winning students at our annual awards ceremony and continuing the high school competition in the future.”

Outstanding Fairfield Ludlowe student Harper Treschuk won four awards. She won first place for an opinion piece and third place for a feature piece, while earning honorable mentions for two opinion pieces.

Additional congratulations go to some Stamford High School students who won four first place awards. They include Lucy Santora, reporting; Ivana Nique, television news; Claire Cody, radio/television or talk show interview; and Lucy Scorziello, report prepared.

The National Federation of Women’s Press oversees the contest, and state-level first-place winners will be forwarded for consideration for national awards.

Later this month, the Connecticut Press Club will announce the winners of its popular communications contest, which rewards excellence in 61 categories.

The Connecticut Press Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Women’s Press (NFPW) and includes both male and female members. The club welcomes all types of communicators: writers, editors, bloggers, authors, educators, public relations professionals, media photographers, students, etc. Plans for the coming year include talks from sought-after speakers, professional development workshops, and networking/social events. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information on the high school or professional competition, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Martin E. Berry