Nation Ford High wins literary honors

November 19, 2013 

Nation Ford adviser Chuck Walker and editor Ashlee Russell accept three awards from Dean Charles Bierbauer of the USC College of Journalism: Best Literary Magazine in South Carolina, All-State Rating, and Most Improved Magazine. The awards were presented at the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference on Oct. 7 at USC in Columbia.

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— The Spring 2013 Edition of Voices, the official literary magazine of Nation Ford High School earned top honors at the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference held Oct. 7.

The Spring 2013 “Voices” staff earned the following awards:

Best Literary Magazine in South Carolina

All-State rating (the only magazine to do so)

Most Improved Literary Magazine

Editor Ashlee Russell and adviser Chuck Walker were on hand to accept the awards from Dean Charles Bierbauer of the USC College of Journalism. Other editors of the issue included NaFo graduates Cassidy Groenendaal, Chris Porter, Nichole Selph and Justin Walker.

In addition, The 2013 Ford Yearbook earned an Honors rating, and Chloe Dys earned third in the state for the SCSPA photography contest.

Sixty students, two advisers, and two chaperones attended the event, which featured a keynote address by Mary Beth Tinker, who rose to international fame in 1969 with the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court decision, which ruled in favor of a student’s First Amendment rights inside of a school building. Several members of NaFo journalism staffs participated in a meet and greet session with Tinker.

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