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High School yearbook staff wins state awards
yearbook awards
Front row from left, Zoe Hester, Christine Miller, Carlyanne Sadler and Beth Hamby (adviser). Back row from left, Savanna Barker, Tyler Hamby, Marley Hamby, Braxton Zeidler, Kaitlyn Bennett, Hope Manders and Hannah Davenport. - photo by For the DCN

The Dawson County High School yearbook staff won several state awards at the Georgia Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference on Nov. 1 in Athens. The awards are for work that was submitted from the 2017 Tiger yearbook.

Overall the book received a Superior rating from GSPA.  Individual Superior awards included:

Christine Miller – News Photography – “Blood Drive Pic”

Christine Miller – Photo Illustration – “All About Art”

Marley Hamby – Special Interest Story – “All About Art” profile

Marley Hamby – Yearbook Story – “Mens Cross Country”

Hannah Davenport – Feature Photography – “Lunch Table Talk”

Braxton Zeidler – Information Graphic – “Sticky Situations”

All Georgia awards are given to the one best entry in each category.  This is equivalent to placing first in state.  The staff earned the following All Georgia awards:

Emily Bouchez – Special Interest Story – “Hoping for the Best”

Carrie McPherson – Photo Illustration – “Stress”

Addie Huthwaite – Advertising Design- “Hike Inn Ad”

Zoe Hester and Carrie McPherson – Yearbook Spread - “Winter”