We will be sending out information about iPad distribution for Grades 5 - 12 in early August.
Congratulations to Latin's Upper School journalism students representing the Hawkeye, Hawkeye TV, the Eyry and the Blue Review for this impressive list of awards:
NCSMA 2017 High School Journalism Awards
Broadcast News Division: HAWKEYE TV
Tar Heel (top Award in the state--top award in the state--only one other school also shared this designation)
All North Carolina (second highest designation, again shared by only one other school)
Hard News 1st Place: Lilly Omirly
Feature News 1st Place: Lilly Omirly
Feature News 2nd Place: Charley Denny
Sports 1st Place: Charley Denny
Sports 2nd Place: Jacob Halperin
Yearbook Division: EYRY
Honor Designation (Small Schools)
Copy - 3rd Place
Layout - 3rd Place
Theme - Honorable Mention
Photography - 2nd Place
Cover Design - Honorable Mention
Sports Copy 1st Place: Cole Barnes and Connor Cantalupo
NEWSPAPER DIVISION: THE HAWKEYE
News Article 1st Place: Emma Gerden
News Article 3rd Place: Samantha Gitlin
Sports Article 3rd Place: Ellie Perigo
Feature Article 3rd Place: Virginia Troutman
Editorial Honorable Mention: Chiara Evans
LITERARY MAGAZINE DIVISION: THE BLUE REVIEW
Poetry - 2nd Place
Fiction - 2nd Place
Art - Honorable Mention
Photography - Honorable Mention
Theme Development - Honorable Mention
Fiction 2nd Place: Margaux Pollan
Fiction 3rd Place: Emma Gerden
Fiction Honorable Mention: Adithya Suresh
Art - Honorable Mention: Mallory Evans
Photography 1st Place: Hayes Woollen
Photography/Art Layout 3rd Place: Ansley Nurkin
Graphic - Honorable Mention: Mallory Evans
Personal Essay 2nd Place: Vanessa Ramirez
Fiction Layout 3rd Place: Ansley Nurkin
Congratulations to Abigail Okland '17 for her winning poem in the Save the Earth poetry contest. Of more than 1,000 entries, Abigail's poem was one of 16 selected. She received $200 and publication on the site. As she and her classmates approach the opening of a new chapter, Abigail translates her range of emotions in this moving poem.
The Blue Heron of Badin Shore
The water laps at the side of the smooth fiberglass bow.
Little waves stream out in the wake, we slice through the waves,
The throttle pulls back, and the surge catches up to us.
Hidden in the reeds, the slender blue heron lifts its wings,
raises its head, and with one powerful stroke,
Mingles with the wind, carrying away its silence.
Her wings push air back to the earth,
Sloughing off the water that had cradled,
Entering into an atmosphere of potential poetry.
Her movements slow, suspended in Uwharrie Forest
As a giant awakening from deep sleep, the climatic peak,
Alarms blaring at the first kiss, a beautiful whisper, the last memory.
Wings push away air, forgetting memories and moments,
Looking to the horizon, not the reeds where she found comfort.