Hudson – Students of the Hudson High School (HHS) Journalism Program recently received awards for their work on the school newspaper, The Big Red. This school year, Dakota Antelman is one of a select group awarded a scholarship to participate in the Hanover Theatre’s Student Critic Program. Students attend writing workshops taught by professional theatre critics, attend six Broadway-style shows at the Hanover Theatre and write reviews to expose them to the arts and improve their writing and comprehension skills.
Antelman also won awards from the New England Scholastic Press Association for an article on the girls’ hockey team and a Silver Key Scholastic Writing Award for an editorial.
Alexandra Schley, one of the Big Red Newspaper editors, won the Massachusetts Journalist of the Year by the Journalism Education Association for the 2014-2015 school year. She represented the state in the national competition and competed for scholarships. She also won an award from the New England Scholastic Press Association for localizing a national story about cyberbullying at HHS. Two years ago, she won a Silver Key Scholastic Writing award for her editorial on the new concussion policy for athletes.
Last year, Brian Twomey won an award from the New England Scholastic Press Association for his sports profile of a local business that trains professional baseball players.
Finally, both Schley and Antelman were chosen last summer to attend the New England High School Journalism Collaborative. This free camp gave them the opportunity to create a newspaper working with the professionals at The Boston Globe.
The Big Red newspaper can be found online at www.bigredhawks.com, and on Twitter at “BigRedHawkSport” and “thebigredhawks.” They are also on Instagram at “thebigredhawks.”