6 West Side Story staffers win international sweepstakes, national awards from Quill and Scroll


Sarah Longmire

Six West Side Story staffers received recognition from Quill and Scroll for their journalistic work this year: Opinion Editor Eleanor Ho, Designer Wingel Xue, Print Editor-in-Chief Simran Sarin, Art Editor Leah Dusterhoft, Online Features Editor and Producer Samalya Thenuwara and Photographer Allie Schmitt-Morris.

Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists declared West Side Story Designer Wingel Xue ’18 an International Sweepstakes Winner in Quill and Scroll’s Writing, Design and Photo Contest for her ad design titled “Oyama Sushi.” Quill and Scroll also declared the following students as National Winners for their work:

Winners are eligible to apply for one of the $500-$1500 Quill and Scroll journalism scholarshipsThere were a total of 1744 entries in this competition in all 21 divisions, with a total of 200 entries selected as National Winners and 253 individual student winners in all categories. The categories include: editorial writing, editorial cartooning, news writing, news feature photography, sports photography, feature writing, opinion columns, review columns, individual in-depth reporting, team in-depth reporting, advertisement, sports writing, photo illustration, infographics, multimedia-features, photo slideshow, cover design, profile, political writing, health, science and agriculture writing and blogging.

For information on past West Side Story Sweepstakes and National winners, go to wsspaper.com/awards.