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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards


Mary Ward CSS

Mary Ward Planet (our school newspaper) received numerous awards through the Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards.  These awards recognize excellence in high school newspaper journalism. Nicole Powell, the teacher-moderator, has done excellent work with the team on the Planet.  We are proud of all awards but particularly the award for the best newspaper in Ontario (with a staff over 10 students) and the Brad Henderson award which is considered very prestigious and is named for the Founder of the Toronto Star high school awards.


Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School has won 2015 Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards in the following categories:
Comics – Runner-up:                                       BIANCA GOMBA
Illustration – Runner-up:                                   MATTHEW MIRANDA
Photography-News – 1st Place:                       BEATRICE SERDON
Photography-Feature – 1st Place:                    APRIL ALFORQUE
Layout & Design, Page – 1st Place:                 KAITLYN PONTANILLA
Best Electronic Newspaper – Runner-up:        MARY WARD PLANET STAFF
Best Newspaper – Over 10 Staff – 1st Place:  MARY WARD PLANET STAFF
Brad Henderson:                                              SAMANTHA QUINTO


Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton CSS

Bishop Marrocco Thomas Merton CSS also won Runner-Up in the Best Newspaper for a Staff of Ten and Under in the Toronto Star Student Newspaper Awards.  The staff of the newspaper includes: Jessica Nguyen, Jessica De Oliviera, Juliana Oliviera, and Alexandra Marques. 

Kelvin Urbina won runner-up in the Feature Photography category in the Toronto Star Student Newspaper Awards.