Connecticut Press Club Announces Winners in First-time High School Competition: Fairfield County Students Score Multiple Awards

March 16, 2022 (GREENWICH, Conn.) – The Connecticut Press Club honored high school students from around the state in its exciting first communications contest. 

Teens and recent high school graduates statewide were encouraged to enter work into 23 categories including op-ed columns, blog posts, news and feature stories, radio, video, photographs, and cartoons. The contest is run in conjunction with the Connecticut Press Club’s professional contest and the student competition included submissions from throughout the state. The entries were judged by communications professionals who are members of the Connecticut Press Club. The Connecticut Press Club will host an awards ceremony in June to salute the student and professional winners. 

“We’re thrilled to have included young talent from throughout the state in this year’s competition and were quite impressed by their submissions, said Michele Turk, Connecticut Press Club President. “We look forward to honoring the student winners at our annual awards ceremony and to continue the high school competition moving forward.” 

Stand-out Fairfield Ludlowe student Harper Treschuk captured four awards. She won first place for an opinion article and third place for a feature story, while scoring honorable mentions for two opinion pieces. 

Additional kudos go to select students from Stamford High School who won four first-place awards. They include Lucy Santora, feature story; Ivana Nique, newscast; Claire Cody, radio/television interview or talk show; and Lucy Scorziello, prepared report.

The National Federation of Press Women oversees the contest, and first-place winners on the state level will be forwarded for national awards consideration.  

Later this month, the Connecticut Press Club will announce the winners of its popular Communications Contest, which rewards excellence in 61 categories.

The Connecticut Press Club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) and includes both male and female members. The club welcomes all types of communicators: writers, editors, bloggers, authors, educators, public relations professionals, media photographers, students, and more. Plans for the coming year include lectures by sought-after speakers, professional development workshops, and networking/social events. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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