Dallas Morning News gives top awards to The Sidekick

Mary Whitfill
Features Editor

Sidekick members traveled to the Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Day at Southern Methodist University to accept 'Best Website' and 'Best Newspaper' awards. Photo by Chase Wofford.

The Sidekick was named ‘Best Website’ as well as ‘Best Newspaper’ at the 20th annual Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Day 2011. As well as the group awards, six Sidekick staff members were nominated for individual achievement in nine different categories, with Divya Kumar winning in ‘Editorial – Class A.’

This year marked the first time The Sidekick won ‘Best Newspaper,’ and the first time winning ‘Best Website’ since 2009. Making history, The Sidekick is the first paper to win both awards in the same year.

In addition to Kumar, Brian Hwu was nominated in Cartoons/Illustrations, Peter Sblendorio was nominated in Sports Features and Sports News Reporting, Ashleigh Heaton was nominated for Long Feature, Columnist Portfolio and Headline Writing Portfolio, Erin Blatney was nominated in Review and Mary Whitfill was nominated in Page Design Portfolio.