The Blue Jay Named Best Newspaper at Silver Scribe Competition

Posted November 9, 2016 / Last updated November 9, 2016

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Members of The Blue Jay student newspaper staff who participated in the annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe competition at Loyola University this weekend included (from left) seniors Wesley Bennett Faust, Philip Hourguettes, Hunter Tracey, sophomores Peyton Toups, Reed Darcey, and freshman Jonathan LeBrun.

Members of The Blue Jay newspaper participated in the Tom Bell Silver Scribe competition at Loyola University’s School of Mass Communications on Saturday, Nov. 5. The 39th annual competition, which is co-sponsored by the Press Club of New Orleans, features high school journalists from throughout the metropolitan area.

Individual awards went to the following Blue Jay journalists: in the live competition rounds, sophomore Reed Darcey took second place for Best News Photo; senior Wesley Bennett Faust took second place for Best Photo Gallery.

Among the Maroon and Gold Awards for already published work, senior Matthew O’Neill won third place for Best Feature Photo. Freshman Jonathan LeBrun won second place for Best Sports Story. Senior William Fine won first place for Best News Story. And junior Donald Barrett, current editor-in-chief, took first place honors for Best Editorial for his tribute to Father Raymond Fitzgerald.

The Blue Jay also was named the Best Newspaper.

Congratulations to our Jesuit journalists!