Blair students won six national awards from the Quill and Scroll Society in the American Society of Newspaper Editors/Quill and Scroll 2004 International Writing and Photo Contest.
The Society selected junior Eleanor Blalock (Sports Story), junior Lauren Finkel (Editorial Writing), senior Abigail Graber (General Column, General Column) and junior Sherri Geng (Feature Story, News Story) as National Winners for their respective pieces "Playing for a new dream team," "In memory of Ba," "Au revoir french fries," "Blazer hikes on the long campaign trail," "A battle against cancer..." and "Blair overpopulated."
Winners are eligible to apply during their senior years for one of the Edward J. Nell Memorial Scholarships in Journalism if they have the intent to major in journalism during college.
According to Quill and Scroll society web site , several high-school newspaper advisors formed the Society on April 10, 1926 "for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication." Over 14,104 high schools in all 50 states and in 44 foreign countries have been granted charters.
Last year, the Quill and Scroll Society gave five awards to Blair students. The honored students were senior Anna Benfield and graduates Eric Shansby, Kristen Hoven, Rachel Yood and Stephen Wertheim.
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