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The Gator

The student news site of Brimmer and May School | Chestnut Hill, MA

The Gator

The student news site of Brimmer and May School | Chestnut Hill, MA

The Gator

Publication Awards

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Columbia Scholastic Press Association 

CSPA Gold Crown Winner – Online Publication (2020)

CSPA Gold Circle First-Place in Humor or Commentary, Nate Suraci ’21, Op-Ed: Tackling the disparity in public school funding, (2020)

CSPA Gold Circle First-Place in Cartoon Portfolio, Ava Lockhart (2020)

CSPA Gold Circle Certificate of Merit in News Writing, Brian Gamble ’21, Teachers and students address zoom fatigue, (2020)

CSPA Gold Circle Certificate of Merit in First Person Experience, Zoe Kaplan ’21, My Diagnosis, Five Years Later, (2020)

CSPA Gold Circle Certificate of Merit in News Feature, Caroline Champa ’20, Coronavirus: Chinese students worry about home (2020)

CSPA Gold Circle Certificate of Merit in Photography, Sita Sita Alomran ’20, Photos of the Week, (2019)

CSPA Gold Medalist – Online Publication (2020)

CSPA Gold Medalist – Online Publication (2019)

CSPA Gold Medalist – Online Publication (2018)

CSPA Gold Medalist – Online Publication (2017)

CSPA Silver Medalist – Online Publication (2016)

NSPA

National Scholastic Press Association 

First Class Ranking (2019)

First Class Ranking (2018)

First Class Ranking (2017)

Second Class Ranking (2016)

Second Class Ranking (2015)

                    First Place for Opinion Story-of-the-Year, Gabe Bryan ’19, Speak Truth to Power Amid Sexual Abuse Claims (2018)

                 Honorable Mention for Digital-Story-of-the-Year, Abigail Mynahan ’19 and Jared Heller ’19, Expressing Ourselves (2018)

Honorable Mention for Digital-Story-of-the-Year, Abigail Mynahan ’19, Amplify: AJ Reeves ’18 is on Fire (2019)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest for Excellence in COVID-19 Coverage, Edan Zinn ’23, Photo Essay: Boston Goes Dark (2020)

Honorable Mention for News-Story-of-the-year, Carolina Champa ’20, Coronavirus: Chinese Students Worry About Home (2020)

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New England Scholastic Press Association

Highest Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2021)

All-New England Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2021)

Highest Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2020)

All-New England Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2020)

Highest Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2019)

All-New England Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2019)

Highest Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2018)

Highest Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2017)

Superior Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2016)

Honorable Mention for Superior Localizing, Elizabeth Picken ’17  AP Classes at Brimmer: Under the Microscope (2016)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest on Localizing, Michael Donahue ’19, Community Responds to DACA’s Uncertain Fate (2017)

Special Achievement Award for editorial writing, Shani Breiman ’18,  Flexibility, Understanding Needed as Clubs Bear Brunt of Growing Pains (2018)

Special Achievement Award for column writing, Gabe Bryan ’19,  Speak Truth to Power Amid Sexual Abuse Claims (2018)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest on Localizing, Camille Cherney, Diversity Essential to Learning (2019)

Special Achievement Award for news writing, Molly McHugh ’21, School Acquires Access to Mt. Ida Athletic Facilities (2018)

Special Achievement Award in artwook/cartoon, Michelle Levinger ’19, Op-Ed: Take a Stand Against Transgender Military Ban (2019)

Special Achievement in artwook/cartoon, Michelle Levinger ’19, Grade Inflation at Private Schools (2019)

Special Achievement Award in feature writing, Jared Heller ’19 and Abigail Mynahan ’19, Brimmer not Immune to Vaping Tend (2019)

Special Achievement Award in column writing, Miles Munkacy ’20, Op-Ed: The Importance of Student Voice (2019)

Special Achievement Award in column writing, Nate Suraci ’21, Is Mastering a Foreign Language Worth It? (2019)

Special Achievement Award in artwook/cartoon, Jennifer Ngo ’22, Happy Holidays: Newsroom to Reopen in 2020 (2019)

Special Achievement in artwook/cartoon, Jennifer Ngo ’22, Remembering Toni Morrison (2019)

Special Achievement in artwook/cartoon, Ava Lockhart ’21, Don’t Trivialize Trauma (2020)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest on Localizing, Zoe Kaplan ’21,  Op-Ed: Internet Addiction is Real (2020)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest on Localizing, Karly Hamilton ’21,  Visa Crackdown Targets International Students (2020)

Special Achievement Award for column writing, Caroline Champa ’20, Brush Fires Devastate Australia (2019)

Special Achievement Award in column writing, Karly Hamilton ’21, Vape Ban Helps Black Market Products Thrive (2020)

Special Achievement Award in column writing, Zoe Kaplan ’21, Don’t Trivialize Trauma (2020)

Special Achievement Award in sports writing, Gator Staff, Amplify: Varsity Boys’ Soccer Wins MBIL Championship (2019)

Special Achievement Award in video, Haley Jacobs ’23 and Sophia Spring ’22, GNN: Gators Show Spirit at Homecoming (2019)

Special Achievement Award in news writing, Karly Hamilton ’21, School Responds to Coronavirus (2020)

Special Achievement Award for news writing, Caroline Champa ’20, Coronavirus: Chinese Students Worry About Home (2020)

Special Achievement Award in feature writing, Karly Hamilton ’21, Lower School Receptionist Virginia Beech to Retire After 30 Years (2019)

Special Achievement Award in photography, Edan Zinn ’23, Photo Essay: Boston Goes Dark(2020)

Special Achievement Award in photography, Edan Zinn ’23, Gators Defeat Covenant Christian (2020)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest on Localizing, Karly Hamilton ’21,  Op-Ed: Coping with Loss During COVID-19 (2020)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest on Localizing, Karly Hamilton ’21,  School Responds to Claims of Racism, Bias (2020)

Special Achievement Award for Special Contest on Localizing, Edan Zinn ’23,  School No Longer Recognizing Columbus Day (2020)

Special Achievement Award in news writing, Edan Zinn ’23, Community Member Receive Covid-19 Vaccines Early (2021)

Special Achievement Award in news writing, Brian Gamble ’23, Diploma Programs Adapt to Covid-19 Restrictions (2021)

Special Achievement Award in video feature, Sophia Spring ’22, Brimmer in the Age of Covid-19 (2021)

Special Achievement Award in Podcast, Edan Zinn ’23, Mahlet Woldemariam ’95 on Vaccine Development (2021)

Special Achievement Award for column writing, Grace Papas ’23, Op-Ed: Stop Romanticizing LGBTQ+ Relationships (2021)

Special Achievement Award for column writing, Natalie Kozhemiakin ’23, Breaking the Ballet Body Taboo (2021)

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Suffolk University Greater Boston High School Newspaper Competition 

                   Honorable Mention for Excellence in Online Journalism (2021)

First Place for Excellence in Online Journalism (2020)

Honorable Mention for Excellence in Online Journalism (2017)

Honorable Mention for Excellence in Online Journalism (2016)

Honorable Mention for Excellence in Online Journalism (2015)

Honorable Mention for Excellence in Online Journalism (2014)

       SNO Sites 

Excellence in column writing, Edan Zinn ’23, Fight Like an Activist, Not a Consumer (2020)

Excellence in column writing, Natalie Kozhemiakin ’23, Reflecting on My Cultural Identity (2020)

Excellence in column writing, Evan Michaeli, Op-Ed: Anti-Semitism Never Went Away (2021)

Excellence in news writing, Grace Papas ’23, Chauvin Verdict Prompts Community Discussion (2021)

Excellence in column writing, Grace Papas ’23, Op-Ed: Stop Romanticizing LGBTQ+ Relationships (2021)

Excellence in column writing, Grace Papas ’23, Op-Ed: Living with Body Image Issues(2021)

Excellence in news writing, Edan Zinn ’23, Community Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Early (2021)

Excellence in podcasting, Edan Zinn ’23, Podcast: Mahlet Woldemariam ’95 on Vaccine Development (2021)

Excellence in column writing, Helen Chu ’25, Op-Ed: Stop Asian Hate, Because Hate is a Virus Too (2021)

Excellence in column writing, Natalie Kozhemiakin ’23, Breaking the Ballet Body Taboo (2021)

Excellence in column writing, Natalie Kozhemiakin ’23, To Foster Perseverance, Look To The Past (2021)

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Fifth Place (column writing): Camille Cherney ’20, It’s Time to Rethink Graduating in White (2018)

Third Place (news photography): Michelle Levinger ’19: Students Walk Out for Radical Compassion (2018)

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Quill and Scroll

International Second Place Award (2017)

International Second Place Award (2018)

Honorable Mention in news Writing, Brian Gamble ’23, Students, Teachers, Weigh In on Canvas (2020)

Honorable Mention in political reporting, Nate Suraci ’21, Tackling the Disparity in Public School Funding (2020)

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