CKM, Hiram Johnson student journalists win regional awards

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Five student journalists from C.K. McClatchy High School and a photographer from Hiram Johnson High School won awards at the Sacramento High School Journalism Network’s second annual awards dinner on May 30.

Monica Chan, Editor-in-Chief of CKM’s The Prospector, won first place in the Best Editorial Writing category for her editorial on college.Reporter Lizzie Robinson won first place in Best Column for her opinion piece on faux Christmas Trees.

Hiram Johnson’s Eliyas Vang won first place in Best Photography for three photos on a vigil held to honor victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

CKM’s Ben Wong won second place in Best Sports Writing for his story on the Sacramento Kings. And McClatchy’s Nia Browne and Sierra Brown won third place in Best News Writing for a story on district and school safety.