May 19, 2000
For outstanding work in journalism, Millikan High School’s student newspaper, the Corydon, has been selected to receive the $1,000 first prize as the winner in the category of best overall newspaper, division A. In recent competition with hundreds of entries from high schools throughout Southern California, Millikan took the highest award for four-page student-produced newspapers in the annual Los Angeles Times High School Journalism Awards.
"When I learned about our award, I cried," said Pamela Cathcart, English and journalism teacher who is the adviser to the Corydon staff. "My students are thrilled. They kept running up to me between classes asking, ‘Is it true? Is it true?’ This is the best possible reward for all of their hard work."
She and her co-editors, Robby Hedges and Sarah Hirsch, will be honored Tuesday evening, May 23 at the Times. Hedges is the son of Madison Elementary School principal Bob Hedges and Willard Elementary School teacher Carmen Hedges.
The newspaper was judged for its December and March issues in the following categories: news story, editorial, feature, sports story, feature photo, sports photo and arts and entertainment.