On May 10, Times-Union editor and Bishop Kenny Graduate Mary Kelli Palka (Class of 1990) presented the Times-Union High School Journalism Awards in the auditorium of the Wells Fargo Center. The Times-Union has recognized the best student journalists in the Northeast Florida area for the past 40 years in the topics of writing, photography and design. Bishop Kenny was well represented at the 2019 awards ceremony, taking home third place overall—behind Stanton Preparatory School and Baldwin High School. Bishop Kenny also took home several individual awards.
Emily Willis won first place in Editorial Writing for recognizing victims and not their killers in her article “Consider the Casualties.” Katie Loberger also won a first place award in Photography for her shot of “The Bean,” a photo taken while Bishop Kenny High School media students attended the National Journalism Convention in Chicago. Rita Albert won third place in Review Writing for her review of “Nutcracker and the Four Realms” entitled “Visions of Sugarplums”. Finally, Destiny Tran’s feature on Abby Bruner, “Flipping for Success” won third place in Sports Writing. Congratulations to all the writers and staff of the Bishop Kenny Shield for successful year!