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Student-journalists from 15 Fairfax County high schools earned Trophy Class rankings for their 2018-19 publications from the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Publications Evaluation Services.

Trophy Class is the highest ranking bestowed by VHSL.

Trophy Class winners from the Sun Gazette coverage area include:

Magazine Division:

• Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, “Threshold,” Josephine Porcelli, adviser.

• McLean High School, “The Tartan,” Lindsay Benedict and Seth LeBlanc, advisers.

• Oakton High School,“Opus,” Susan Sullivan, adviser.

Newsmagazine Division:

• Thomas Jefferson, “TJ Today,” Erinn Harris, adviser.

• McLean High School, “The Highlander,” Lindsay Benedict, adviser.

Newspaper Division:

• McLean High School, “The Highlander Online,” Lindsay Benedict, adviser.

Yearbook Division:

• Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, “Techniques,” Erinn Harris, adviser.

• George C. Marshall High,“Columbian,” Daniel Reinish, adviser.

• McLean High School, “Caledonia,” Meghan Percival, adviser.

In addition, students from the Sun Gazette coverage area winning awards in the VHSL competition included Lan-Anh Dang Vu, McLean High; Czarek Bak, McLean High; Matt Hutchison and Rachel Zhang, McLean High; Matt Wong, McLean High; Brendan Camp, Zach Anderson, Talia Blakemore and Ella Sangree, McLean High; Brendan Camp, Zach Anderson, Talia Blakemore and Ella Sangree, McLean High; Ana Catarina Medas and Sayrin Kang, Oakton High; Sayrin Kang and Ana Catarina Medas, Oakton High; Emily Chopra and Dasha Makarishcneva, McLean High; Irena Sun, Oakton High; Pran Kittivorapat, McLean High; Heather Gordon, Oakton High; David (Ye Joon) Park, Oakton High; Wen Ip, Oakton High; Gloria Wang, Oakton High; Marina Qu, McLean High; Inaya Huric, McLean High; Charlie Williams, Oakton High.

Also, Haine Jung, McLean High; Rebeka Rafti, McLean High; Maren Kranking, Maria McHugo, Jeremy Siegel and Jack Stenzel, McLean High; Talia Blakemore, Maren Kranking, Alex Mandanas and Maris McHugo, McLean High; Alexa Clark, Lulu Dawes, Devan Fink and Hannah Kase, James Madison High; Nicholas Lohman, McLean High; Imani McCormick, McLean High; Ava Rotondo, McLean High; Julia McElligot, McLean High; Anna Brykezynski, McLean High; Pran Kittivorapat, McLean High; Stephen Desmarais, Madison High; and Anna Brinkhuis, Madison High.

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