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Yearbook staff awarded
DCHS Yearbook Award pic
Claudia Santillan, from left, Parris Pagels, Ariel Jenkins, Andrew Hafermalz, Tatum Pruitt and Brianna Burt display their awards received from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week.

The awards were given for their work on the 2014 "LiveGold" book.

The staff received five All-Georgia awards, given to the best entry in each category

Miranda Abe, the 2014 editor, earned All-Georgia in caption writing. Taylor Pruitt, the 2014 assistant editor, earned All-Georgia for yearbook story and for sports photography. Also earning All-Georgia were Addie Huthwaite for feature photography and Brianna Burt for special interest story.

Superior awards are given to the top five entries in each category. The staff earned nine superior awards, including Tatum Pruitt for headline writing, Parris Pagels for sports photography, Claudia Santillan for sports photography, Ariel Jenkins for spread design, Terra Pruitt for yearbook story, Taylor Pruitt for yearbook cover, and Miranda Abe for theme development. Andrew Hafermalz, the 2015 yearbook editor, earned Superior awards for special interest story and for feature photography.

"I think the awards we received show that our yearbook staff has made real progress towards doing everything we can to make the most quality yearbook possible," Hafermalz said. "I think that this year's book will not only earn us many awards, but that those awards would show our staff members that the work they do is good."