The Ram Page newspaper, a consistent award winner throughout its existence, has been notified that the 2017-18 Quill and Scroll Newsmedia Evaluation has awarded the staff a second place international.
Headed by Patricia Bliss, the staff consists 24 of students who dedicate their time to make stories for the school newspaper to help students see what’s going on in their community and how many things can impact Riverview students themselves.
Quill and Scroll’s feedback enables the staff to improve upon a previous year’s weaknesses.
“The whole reason these newsmedia evaluations are so important is that they are teaching tools. Don’t get me wrong—the recognition is nice, but the real benefit is having another set of eyes critique our product and make suggestions on ways we can do better,” said Bliss.
Specific strengths the evaluation noted were coverage of administrative issues as well as Riverview’s emphasis on academics. The judge singled out Kyla Austin ‘20’s story on the multicultural setting in the school as “a shining example of recognizing diversity.”
The judge also commended the coverage of Riverview’s fine arts groups as well as profiles of students. Nic Bancilhon's use of special effects on the April issue earned praise for his skills with Adobe Photoshop.