CHS picks up newspaper, yearbook awards at Media Day

By Press Release


Cedaredge High School placed first for Best All Around Yearbook - Small School at Colorado Mesa University's Media Day.

The yearbook title is "Recorded Live." Kristen Gardner was the editor and Michele Gillis was the adviser.

Second place went to Montezuma-Cortez High School.

Cedaredge High School's newspaper, "Bruin Tracks," placed second in Best Overall Newspaper - Small School. Lydia Knutson was the editor; Michele Gillis is the adviser.

First place went to "The Skier Scribbler" at Aspen High School.

CMU mass communication faculty and students hosted the 26th annual Media Day for area high school students on Monday, March 7. About 175 young journalists from western Colorado attended workshops, toured the campus, learned about the latest camera/drone technology, and picked up tips on internships, part-time jobs, resume building and networking. Recent CMU grads provided insight on how they prepared for and started their careers with organizations including Root Sports, Townsquare Media, MBC-Grand, Mesa Mall and more.

Students discussed the First Amendment and its impact on school media, and best practices for the use of social media. During a session titled "School Media Critique," students and advisers heard feedback about their contest entries. They discussed their school's future media plans and compared notes with CMU faculty and their colleagues.

The Bruin Tracks have been printed as part of the Delta County Independent for years, giving readers a glimpse at what is happening at the high school through students' eyes. The next issue is scheduled for March 30.