Our Awards

Awards 2016-2017

  • Conner Davis, Colorado Student Media Association Journalist of the Year, 2017 runner-up
  • Best of Show, 2016 CSMA J-Day, newsmagazine (Eagle Eye, #1)

Awards 2015-2016

  • All-Colorado News Publication, Eagle Eye, Colorado Student Media Association, 2015-16
  • Award of Commendation, Yearbook, Aerie, Colorado Student Media Association, 2015-16
  • Award of Commendation, News Website, VistaNow.org, Colorado Student Media Association, 2015-16
  • Award of Commendation, Video Broadcast, VistaNow Video, Colorado Student Media Association, 2015-16
  • Katie Pickrell, Journalism Education Association Journalist of the Year runner-up, 2016
  • Katie Pickrell, Colorado Student Media Association Journalist of the Year, 2016
  • Katie Pickrell, Colorado Student Media Association, 2016 Photographer of the Year, second place
  • Amy Huang, National Winner: Photography/News, Quill & Scroll 2016 International Writing and Photo Contest
  • Katie Pickrell, Excellent— Photography Portfolio, JEA Write-offs Los Angeles 2016
  • Conner Davis, Honorable Mention— Sports Writing, JEA Write-offs Los Angeles 2016
  • Conner Davis and Tyler Merchant, 1st Place — CSMA Capitol Hill Press Conference Photojournalism
  • Katie Pickrell and Kelsey Pharis, 2nd Place — CSMA Capitol Hill Press Conference News-Feature Writing
  • Haley Kolseth and Emily Kinney, 2nd Place — CSMA Capitol Hill Press Conference Commentary Writing
  • Katie Pickrell, Excellent— Yearbook Sports Photography, JEA Write-offs Orlando 2015
  • Kit Miller, Honorable Mention— Literary Magazine: Layout, JEA Write-offs Orlando 2015
  • Lexi Weingardt, Honorable Mention— Review Writing, JEA Write-offs Orlando 2015
  • First Place Best of Show Award: Large School Website, VistaNow.org, Colorado Student Media Association, J-Day 2015
  • Honorable Mention Best of Show Award:5A News Publication, Eagle Eye, Colorado Student Media Association, J-Day 2015

Awards 2014-2015

  • All-Colorado News Publication, Eagle Eye, Colorado Student Media Association, 2014-15
  • All-Colorado Yearbook, Aerie, Colorado Student Media Association, 2014-15
  • Award of Commendation, News Website, VistaNow.org, Colorado Student Media Association, 2014-15
  • Gabe Rodriguez, Journalism Education Association Journalist of the Year runner-up, 2015
  • Gabe Rodriguez, Colorado High School Press Association Journalist of the Year, 2015
  • Amy Huang, Superior— YB Copy/Caption: Clubs, JEA Write-offs Denver 2015
  • Kit Miller, Superior— Poetry, JEA Write-offs Denver 2015
  • Conner Davis, Excellent— Feature Writing, JEA Write-offs Denver 2015
  • Reagan Fitzke, Excellent— Newsmagazine Layout, JEA Write-offs Denver 2015
  • Tyler Kraft, Honorable Mention— Commentary, JEA Write-offs Denver 2015
  • Katie Pickrell, Honorable Mention— YB Copy/Caption: Sports, JEA Write-offs Denver 2015
  • Cesco Viola, Honorable Mention— Press Law & Ethics, JEA Write-offs Denver 2015
  • Eagle Eye newsmagazine, 9th place, newspaper special issue, NSPA Best of Show, Denver 2015
  • Ryan Sabin, 2015 Picture Freedom contest scholarship winner
  • Kelsey Pharis and Katie Pickrell, CHSPA Capitol Hill Press Conference 2015, first place, news-feature story
  • John Bellipanni and Tara O’Gorman, CHSPA Capitol Hill Press Conference 2015, second place, commentary writing
  • Emy Pye, JEA Write-offs, Washington, DC 2014
  • Gabe Rodriguez, JEA Write-offs, Washington, DC 2014
  • Sara Hainsey, JEA Write-offs, Washington, DC 2014
  • Katie Pickrell, JEA Write-offs, Washington, DC 2014
  • Erica Tagliarino, JEA Write-offs, Washington, DC 2014
  • Tori Soper and Kaitlin Zenoni, JEA Write-offs, Washington, DC 2014

Awards 2013-2014

  • Taylor Blatchford, Journalism Education Association National High School Journalist of the Year, 2014
  • Taylor Blatchford, Colorado High School Press Association Journalist of the Year, 2014
  • Eagle Eye, All-Colorado, CHSPA
  • Eagle Eye, Sixth Place, Newspaper Special Edition, NSPA Best of Show, San Diego 2014
  • Taylor Blatchford, Newswriting, JEA Write-offs, San Diego 2014
  • Gabe Rodriguez, Yearbook Sports Photography, JEA Write-offs, San Diego 2014
  • Wes Edwards, Press Law & Ethics, JEA Write-offs, Boston 2013
  • Dylan Ingram, News Editing/Headline Writing, JEA Write-offs, Boston 2013
  • Kaitlin Zenoni, Sports Writing, JEA Write-offs, Boston 2013
  • Amani Brown, Feature Writing, JEA Write-offs, Boston 2013
  • Gretchen Cope, Newswriting, JEA Write-offs, Boston 2013
  • Gabe Rodriguez, National Winner, Photography Sports, Quill and Scroll/ASNE 2014 National Writing and Photo Contest
  • Gretchen Cope, Peter Cleverdon, Nick Lawrence and Eric Robinson, First Place, Documentary Video Broadcast, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Gretchen Cope, Peter Cleverdon, Nick Lawrence and Eric Robinson, Second Place, Commercial or PSA Video Broadcast, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Gretchen Cope, Peter Cleverdon, Nick Lawrence and Eric Robinson, Second Place, Human Interest Feature Video Broadcast, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Gabe Rodriguez, Second Place, Sports Reaction Individual Photo and Caption Yearbook Class IV, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • AJ Stowell, Dylan Ingram and Gabe Rodriguez, Second Place, In-Depth News Coverage Newspaper Class IV, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Taylor Blatchford, Second Place, Breaking Sports Coverage Newspaper Class IV, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Taylor Blatchford, Second Place, Breaking News Coverage Newspaper Class IV, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Taylor Blatchford, Third Place, Facing Pages Design Newspaper Class IV, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Gretchen Cope, Peter Cleverdon, Nick Lawrence and Eric Robinson, Third Place, School News Video Broadcast, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Gretchen Cope, Tyler Kraft and Taylor Atlas, Third Place, Play-By-Play Sports Action Video Broadcast, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014
  • Taylor Blatchford, Honorable Mention, Critical Review Newspaper Class IV, Colorado High School Press Association, Best of Colorado 2014

Awards 2012-2013

  • Eagle Eye, NSPA Pacemaker, newspaper
  • Aerie, All-Colorado, CHSPA
  • Eagle Eye, All-Colorado, CHSPA
  • Joan Lyons, Colorado High School Journalist of the Year/Dorothy Greer Scholarship, 2013 winner, CHSPA
  • Joanie Lyons, Youth Journalism International Student Journalist of the Year, 2013, youthjournalism.org
  • Taylor Blatchford, Excellent, Review Writing (Spring, San Francisco)
  • Riley McCloskey, Honorable Mention, News Magazine Layout (Spring, San Francisco)
  • Gabi Capocelli, NSPA Honor Roll
  • Taylor Atlas, Taylor Blatchford, Wes Edwards, AJ Stowell, JEA Journalism Quiz Bowl National Champions, Spring 2013
  • Taylor Blatchford and Gabi Capocelli, First Place, Lifestyle News-Feature, yearbook, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Taylor Blatchford, First Place, Sports Reaction Individual Photo and Caption, yearbook, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Taylor Blatchford, First Place, Single Page Design, newspaper, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Taylor Blatchford, Second Place, Sports Reaction Photo and Caption, newspaper, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Taylor Blatchford, Third Place, Theme Package Writing, yearbook, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Taylor Atlas, First Place, Sports-Feature, newspaper, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Amanda Ellingson, First Place, Academic Writing, yearbook, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Riley McCloskey, Third Place, Alternative Coverage Treatment, newspaper, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Riley McCloskey, Third Place, In-Depth News Coverage, newspaper, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • Dylan Ingram, Honorable Mention, Personality Profile, newspaper, CHSPA Best of Colorado
  • AJ Stowell and Peter Leonard, Third Place, CHSPA Capitol Hill Press Conference Newswriting Contest
  • Taylor Blatchford, Second Place, National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest, Review “Jason Mraz Concert Review”
  • Taylor Blatchford, Third Place, National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest, Opinion “Overachieving”

Awards 2011-2012

Eagle Eye News Magazine—

  • All-American with Five Marks of Distinction, NSPA
  • All-Colorado, CHSPA
  • First Place, CHSPA J-Day 5A Best of Show
  • First Place, CHSPA Constitution Day editorial writing contest
  • Fourth Place, NSPA Best of Show, Newsmagazine, Seattle (official list)
  • Seventh Place, NSPA Best of Show, Newspaper Special Edition, Seattle (official list)

YourHub Student Journalism Contest

  • Macy Morgan, 2012 National Scholastic Press Association Design of the Year, finalist, Newspaper Page/Spread
  • Macy Morgan, Colorado High School Journalist of the Year/Dorothy Greer Scholarship, 2012 runner-up
  • Macy Morgan and Michael Collins, CHSPA Capitol Hill Press Conference, on-the-spot news feature writing, third place
  • Taylor Blatchford, Honorable Mention, Feature Writing (Spring, Seattle)
  • Sammy Linares, Honorable Mention, First-Year Photo (Spring, Seattle)
  • Gabi Capocelli, National Winner, General Columns, Quill and Scroll/hsj.org 2012 International Writing and Photo Contest
  • Michael Collins, National Winner, Sports Story, Quill and Scroll/hsj.org 2012 International Writing and Photo Contest
  • Jordan Layendecker, National Winner, Advertisement, Quill and Scroll/hsj.org 2012 International Writing and Photo Contest
  • Macy Morgan, National Winner, General Columns, Quill and Scroll/hsj.org 2012 International Writing and Photo Contest
  • Gabi Capocelli, 2012 NSPA Journalism Honor Roll
  • Taylor Blatchford, First Place, 5A Newspaper Sports Feature Writing, CHSPA Best of Colorado 2012
  • Trevor Zalkind, First Place, 5A Newspaper Sports Action Photograph, CHSPA Best of Colorado 2012
  • Trevor Zalkind, Second Place, 5A Newspaper Essay, CHSPA Best of Colorado 2012
  • Joanie Lyons, Third Place, 5A Newspaper Facing Pages Design, CHSPA Best of Colorado 2012
  • Macy Morgan, Honorable Mention, 5A Newspaper Single Page Design, CHSPA Best of Colorado 2012
  • Macy Morgan and Wes Edwards, Honorable Mention, 5A Newspaper In-Depth News Writing, CHSPA Best of Colorado 2012
  • Riley McCloskey, Honorable Mention, 5A Newspaper Alternative Coverage, CHSPA Best of Colorado 2012
  • Erica Rasquinha, Second Place, Columns, Youth Journalism International 2012 Awards for Excellence
  • Erica Rasquinha/Macy Morgan/Joanie Lyons/Trevor Zalkind, Second Place, Editorials, Youth Journalism International 2012 Awards for Excellence
  • Erica Rasquinha/Macy Morgan/Joanie Lyons/Trevor Zalkind, Honorable Mention, Editorials, Youth Journalism International 2012 Awards for Excellence
Aerie Yearbook—
  • Cody Endboden, Excellent, Yearbook Student Life Photography (Spring, Seattle)
  • First Class with Two Marks of Distinction, NSPA
  • All-Colorado, CHSPA

Awards 2010-2011

Aerie Yearbook—

  • All-Colorado, CHSPA
  • First Class with Two Marks of Distinction, NSPA
  • Adriana Brown, Superior, Yearbook Copy/Caption Writing: Sports (Spring, Anaheim)
  • Cody Enboden, Excellent, Photography Portfolio (Spring, Anaheim)
  • Megan Cook, Honorable Mention, Yearbook Copy/Caption Writing: Academics (Spring, Anaheim)
  • Mariah Gerrity, First Place, Student Life Writing, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Yearbook Awards
  • Amy Parks, Mariah Gerrity, Shivani, Shivani Jhaveri, Cody Enboden, Chelsea McGuire and Jamie Woodoworth, First Place, People Spread,  CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Yearbook Awards
  • Mariah Gerrity, Second Place, Sports Writing,  CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Yearbook Awards
  • Ashley Peralta, Second Place, Sports Reaction Individual Photo and Caption,  CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Yearbook Awards
  • Mariah Gerrity, Cody Enboden, Ashley Peralta, Bridget Cooper, Hannah Addison, Nick Young and Amy Parks, Third Place, Chronological Spread,  CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Yearbook Awards
  • Ashley Peralta, Honorable Mention, Academics Individual Photo and Caption,  CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Yearbook Awards
  • Aerie, Cody Enboden, Mariah Gerrity, Shivani Jhaveri, Chelsea McGuire and Amy Parks, editors, Seventh Place, NSPA Best of Show: 2010 Yearbook, pages 275-324 (Spring, Anaheim) (click here for official list)
Eagle Eye News Magazine—
  • All Colorado, CHSPA
  • First Class with Three Marks of Distinction, NSPA
  • Ryan Winter, Runner-up ($500), CHSPA Dorothy Greer Scholarship
  • Joanie Lyons and Macy Morgan, Second Place, CHSPA Capitol Hill Press Conference Newswriting Contest
  • Jordan Laeyendecker, National Winner, Advertisement, 2011 Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest
  • Amy Markowski, National Winner, Photography News/Feature, 2011 Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest
  • Zack Smith, 2011 NSPA Journalism Honor Roll
  • Macy Morgan and Jack Reeves, First Place, Colorado Press Women High School Journalism Contest, Double-truck layout
  • Caitlin Young and Sierra Thornley, First Place, Photo Essay,  CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Emma Benton, First Place, Editorial Cartoon, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Valerie Buccio and Caitlin Young, First Place, Alternative Coverage Treatment, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Zack Smith, First Place, Sports Feature Writing, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Amy Markowski, Second Place, News-Feature Individual Photo and Caption, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Cody Enboden, Second Place, Sports Reaction Individual Photo and Caption, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Ryan Winter, Second Place, General Column, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Joanie Lyons and Taylor Blatchford, Second Place, Lifestyle Coverage, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Valerie Buccio, Third Place, Single Page Design, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Zack Smith and Brad Richardson, Third Place, In-Depth Sports Coverage, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards
  • Valerie Buccio and Caitlin Young, Honorable Mention, Facing Pages Design, CHSPA Best of Colorado 5A Newspaper Awards

Awards 2009-2010

Aerie Yearbook

  • Rob Denton, 2nd place, NSPA Picture of the Year: Sports Action (click here to view photo)
  • Ali Cooper, first place, Index Design, CHSPA 5A Yearbook Sweepstakes
  • Ali Cooper, first place, Portrait Section Design, CHSPA 5A Yearbook Sweepstakes
  • Rob Denton, Brian Vu and Chelsea McGuire, second place, Photo Spread/Package, CHSPA 5A Yearbook Sweepstakes
  • Rob Denton and Alexi Challoner, third place, Student Life Photography, CHSPA 5A Yearbook Sweepstakes

Eagle Eye Newspaper

  • Eagle Eye, Carli Auran and Trevor David, editors, NSPA Pacemaker (click here to view official list)
  • Eagle Eye, Carli Auran and Trevor David, editors, third place, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Carli Auran, first place, School, District, Community News, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Zack Smith and Caitlin Young, first place, Entertainment/Lifestyle Feature, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Trevor David, second place, Personal Opinion Column, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Carli Auran, second place, School, District, Community Commentary, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Rob Denton, second place, Sports Photography, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Rob Denton, second place, Feature Photography, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Trevor David, third place, Sports: Game Coverage, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Rob Denton, honorable mention, Feature Photography, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Trevor David and Tyler Mustin, honorable mention, Alternative Story Form, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Zack Smith and Caitlin Young, honorable mention, Facing Pages Layout, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Zack Smith and Caitlin Young, first place, In-Depth Coverage, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Eagle Eye, Carli Auran and Trevor David, editors, honorable mention, General Excellence, CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes
  • Carli Auran, Recipient, Quill and Scroll Foundation Edward J. Nell Memorial Scholarships in Journalism
  • Trevor David, Second Place, Sports (writing), “Poms take first place in midst of controversy,” Colorado Press Women 2010 High School Journalism Contest
  • Caleb Williams, Third Place, Columns, “Stuff That Makes Me Tick” (“Censoring censorship…,” “What is America,” “Terrorism? I’ll Deal”), Colorado Press Women 2010 High School Journalism Contest

Awards 2008-2009

Aerie Yearbook

  • Jostens Gotcha Covered Look Book, recognition of inclusion (for 2009)
  • Ali Cooper, Honorable Mention, YB Layout: Inside Pages (Fall, Washington, DC)
  • Bailey Ostdiek, Honorable Mention, YB Cover/Endsheets (Fall, Washington, DC)
  • Amy Parks, Honorable Mention, YB Copy/Caption: Sports (Fall, Washington, DC)
  • Rob Denton, First Place, Fifth Annual Colorado High School Sports Photojournalism Contest
  • Cody Enboden, Honorable Mention, Yearbook Sports Photography (Spring, Portland)
  • Mariah Gerrity, Honorable Mention, YB Copy/Caption: Sports (Spring, Portland)
  • Shivani Jhaveri, Honorable Mention, YB Copy/Caption: Student Life (Spring, Portland)
  • Brian Vu, First Place, Feature Photo, CHSPA Photojournalism Contest
  • Brian Vu, Third Place, News Photo, CHSPA Photojournalism Contest
  • Brian Vu, Third Place, Sports Photo, CHSPA Photojournalism Contest
  • Rob Denton, Second Place, Sports Photo, CHSPA Photojournalism Contest

Eagle Eye Newspaper

  • Eagle Eye, Carli Auran and Trevor David, editors, Second Place, NSPA Best of Show, Portland (click here for official list)
  • Joanie Lyons, Honorable Mention, Newswriting (Spring, Portland)
  • Caitlin Young, Zach Smith, Makeeba Helms, Taylor Ernest, First Place, News Photo, CHSPA Maestro Contest
  • Carli Auran, National Winner, General Columns, American Society of News Editors/Quill and Scroll 2010 International Writing and Photo Contest (“Students fight parents for tickets to the game”)
  • Trevor David, Honorable Mention, Sports (writing), “Few fans see minor sports,” National Federation of Press Women 2009 High School Journalism Contest

Awards 2007-2008

Aerie Yearbook

  • Jostens Colorado Yearbook Workshop: First place school project
  • National Scholastic Press Association Critique: First Place Award with one (out of five) mark of distinction
  • Rob Denton: Spring 2009-Phoenix Journalism Education National Write-off, excellent, yearbook sports photography
  • Dani Mason: Spring 2009-Phoenix Journalism Education National Write-off, excellent, yearbook copy/caption, student life
  • Ali Cooper: Spring 2009-Phoenix Journalism Education National Write-off, honorable mention, yearbook cover/endsheets
  • Rob Denton & Rachel Edelman, Honorable Mention, Photo Spread/Package (CHSPA 5A Yearbook Sweepstakes)
  • Rob Denton, Third Place, Student Life Photography (CHSPA 5A Yearbook Sweepstakes)
  • Ali Cooper, Second Place, Portrait Design Second (CHSPA 5A Yearbook Sweepstakes)

Eagle Eye Newspaper

  • Quill & Scroll News Media Evaluation: First Place Award
  • National Scholastic Press Association Critique: Second Place Award
  • National Scholastic Press Association Best of Show, Phoenix Spring Convention: Eighth place, newspapers with 13-16 pages (click here for official list)
  • Britney Ryan: 2009 American Society of News Editors/Quill and Scroll International Writing/Photo Contest, national winner, news story
  • Trevor David: 2009 National Federation of Press Women national contest, honorable mention, sports story (first place in Colorado Press Women contest)
  • Carli Auran: 2009 Colorado Press Women contest, first place, single-page layout
  • Carli Auran: 2009 Colorado Press Women contest, first place, feature story
  • Ryan Greene: Spring 2009-Phoenix Journalism Education National Write-off, excellent, sports writing
  • Val Buccio, Second Place, School, District, Community News (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Val Buccio  Kyle Tosch & Ryan Winter, Third Place, State, National, International News Package (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Brittany Ryan, Third Place, Personal Opinion Column (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Brenna Cameron, Honorable Mention, Entertainment / Lifestyle Feature (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Trevor David, Second Place, Sports: Game Coverage (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Trevor David, First Place, Sport: News Feature (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Rob Denton, Honorable Mention, Feature Photography (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Carli Auran, First Place, In-Depth Coverage (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)
  • Eagle Eye (Jene Mayfield & Brittany Ryan, co-editors), Honorable Mention, Sweepstakes (CHSPA 5A Newspaper Sweepstakes)

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