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Hayla Shah
In a recent scholastic contest for Chicago high school journalism, the U-High Midway staff took home the many awards.

The U-High Midway staff took home the most awards in a recent contest for Chicago high school journalism. 

The Scholastic Press Association of Chicago awarded the Midway staff the Sweepstakes Award for winning 14 individual and team awards, including 10 superiors and four excellents. The awards were announced on March 21, for work from Feb. 20, 2023, through Feb. 16, 2024.

Senior Sahana Unni, editor-in-chief, feels satisfied with the Midways performance.

“It was very gratifying to win that award,” Sahana said about the Special Coverage Award for curating and writing an in-depth story on affirmative action alongside Audrey Park and Clare McRoberts. She said the article was about an issue she deeply cared about. 

Sahana also contributed to the Overall Newspaper and Website awards the Midway won.

Sahana said, “The staff puts in so much time and effort and everything into the Midway, and so every time we get an award it’s really special.”

The awards are:

Overall Newspaper: U-High Midway staff, superior

Overall Website: U-High Midway staff, superior

Community Story: Katie Sasamoto-Kurisu, superior

News Story: Clare McRoberts, superior

Non-Sports Photo: Ryan Burke-Stevenson, superior

Opinion Piece or Column: Clare McRoberts, superior

Sports Feature Story: William Tan, Class of 2023, superior

Staff Editorial: Mia Lipson, superior

Original Editorial Cartoon, Drawing or Comic: Eliza Dearing, superior

Special Coverage: Audrey Park, Sahana Unni and Clare McRoberts, superior

Broadcast Feature: Clare McRoberts, excellent

General Feature Story: Audrey Park, excellent

Sports Photo: Bryce Light, excellent

Sports News Story: Jaya Alenghat, excellent

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Declan Smith
Declan Smith, Reporter
Declan Smith is a member of the Class of 2027 and a beginning reporter. He started writing during the 2023-24 school year as a ninth grader. Declan is interested in genealogy and participates in the Lab Robotics team. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Boston convention: Excellent, yearbook copy/caption: student life
Hayla Shah
Hayla Shah, Photographer
Hayla Shah is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2026. Outside of photojournalism, Hayla swims and runs track for U-High, plays piano and loves to read. 

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