Sixteen students named finalists in state publication championships

On August 7, the Virginia High School League announced the finalists in their annual Writing/Photo/Design Contest. Sixteen Fauquier High School students were named finalists in the publications championships.The contest welcomes submissions from all public Virginia high schools. Winners will be announced at the Jostens-VHSL Publications Championships in October. 

Group AA: Literary Magazine

  • Photograph
    Senior Abby Seitz, “Twists”
    Junior Haeley Waleska, “Mountain Lake”
  • Drawing
    Junior Jett Zopp, “Tree by Lake”
  • 3-D Art
    Alumnus Kyle West (2013), “Shattered”
  • Mixed Media
    Junior Ellie Avery, “Only Dancing”
  • Poetry Spread
    Junior Eryka Hackett, seniors Nicole Ward and Chris Perez, “No Place at All, Blossoming & A Tree for All Eternity”
    Alumnna Nicole Layton (2013) and junior Ellie Avery, “That Small Room & Only Dancing”

Group AA: Newspaper

  • Straight News/News Feature
    Alumna Sophie Byvik (2013), “Volunteers Coordinate Relief Efforts” and “School Meets New Principal”
  • Sports News
    Senior Abby Seitz, “The Hunger to Win”
  • Feature: Human Interest/Personality
    Alumna Fiona McCarthy (2013), “World Traveler Aspires to Treat Horses”
    Senior Patrick Duggan, “Hooker Hankers for Music”
  • Feature: In-depth/Informative
    Senior Abby Seitz, “School Sports Bring Long Term Consequences”
    Senior Jake Lunsford, “Eating Disorders Plague Teens”
  • Editorials
    Alumna Sophie Byvik (2013), “Poverty is Not Shameful”
  • Bylined Personal Column/Opinion
    Alumna Jordyn Elliot (2013), “Double Standards do Real Harm”
    Senior Abby Seitz, “Adolescent Mental Health System Needs Reform”
  • Review
    Senior Abby Seitz, “Visual Spectacle a Dazzling Adaptation”
  • Front Page Layout
    Alumna Sophie Byvik (2013), “Demolition of Main Hall Rolls On”
  • Advertising
    Alumna Sarah Thornton (2013), “Tolson Appliance”
  • Infographics/Secondary Packaging
    Senior Natalie Smith, “The Price to Pay”

~Abby Seitz, managing editor