Journalism Recognition

With the Blackfriar Chronicle staff’s help, we began submitting for critiques and contests in 2014. Below is a summary of recognition the publication has received to date.
2016-2017

Journalism Education Association

  • Student Journalist of the Year Runner-Up

Tommy Pero ’17

  • Aspiring Young Journalist

Joe Lister ’21

  • Write-offs – NHSJC Seattle, April 2017

  • SUPERIOR – Eric McLaughlin, Sports Writing
  • EXCELLENT – Dan Malloy, Feature Writing
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS –
  • Chase Bennett – Logo Design
  • Ethan Rowley – Photo Illustration
  • Brian Szipszky – Newswriting

Pennsylvania School Press Association

  • Student Journalist of the Year

Tommy Pero ’17

  • Statewide Journalism Competition

2nd Place – Editorials: Tyler Pizzico ’17

  • Gold Rating


Pennsylvania News Media Association Keystone Press Awards

  • First Place / Ongoing News Coverage

Head of School Transition

Staff

  • First Place / Sports Story

Committing to Crew

Eric McLaughlin ’18

  • Second Place / Feature Story

Class of 2020 Survey

Staff

  • Second Place / Personality Profile

Commitment

Pat Ferraiolo ’17, Ben Yankelitis ’16

  • Second Place / Columnist

Jack McClatchy ’17

  • Honorable Mention / Public Service / Enterprise

A Light of Exposure

Justice Bennett ’16


NFPW National High School Communications Contest

  • Second Place / News Story

Chorus performance at Melania Trump rally scheduled, cancelled

Brian Szipszky ’20

  • Second Place / Feature Story

Commitment

Pat Ferraiolo ’17, Ben Yankelitis ’16

  • Honorable Mention / Single Page Layout

Election Issue (Front Page)

Ethan Rowley ‘18, Chase Bennett ‘19


 Youth Journalism International

  • First Place / Enterprise

Preparing for college and beyond

Tyler Pizzico ’17

  • Second Place / Editorial

We endorse discussion this election season

Editorial Board

  • Second Place / Sports News, Individual

New NCAA Rule Changes Recruiting Process

Pat Ferraiolo ’17

  • Honorable Mention / Enterprise

Student substance abuse takes proactive approach

Michael Harrington ’19


PA Press Club High School Communications Contest

  • First Place / Opinion

Elections are like a fourth-grade band

Tommy Pero ‘17

  • First Place / Feature Story

Commitment

Pat Ferraiolo ’17, Ben Yankelitis ’16

  • First Place / News Story

Chorus performance at Melania Trump rally scheduled, cancelled

Brian Szipszky ’20

  • First Place / Sports Story

Committing to Crew

Eric McLaughlin ‘18

  • First Place / Single Page Layout

Election Issue (Front Page)

Ethan Rowley ‘18, Chase Bennett ‘19

  • Second Place / Editorial

We endorse discussion this election season

Editorial Board

  • Second Place / Feature Story

Transitions ahead for Malvern, Talbot

Tyler Pizzico ‘17, Tommy Pero ‘17

  • Third Place / News Story

Chastity Project co-founder to speak after initial postponement

Jack McClatchy ’17

  • Third Place / Graphics/Photo Illustration

A Time to Be Aware (Front Page)

Chase Bennett ‘19, Jake Caulfield ‘20

  • Honorable Mention / Feature Story

Welcome Fr. Don

Tyler Pizzico ‘17, Tommy Pero ‘17

 

2015-2016

Journalism Education Association

  • Student Impact Award – Justice Bennett
  • Scholastic Journalism Week Logo designed by Jimmy Faunce

National Scholastic Press Association

  • 8th Place – Best in Show, 16-page broadsheet

Pennsylvania School Press Association

Statewide Journalism Competition

  • 1st Place – News Writing: Zac Chan
  • 2nd Place – Sports Writing: Michael Droogan

Student Journalist of the YearJustice Bennett


National Federation of Press Women / Pennsylvania Press Club

  • 1st Place – Sports Story – Michael Droogan
  • 1st Place – Editorial – Staff
  • 1st Place – Singe Page Layout – Staff
  • 1st Place – Feature Story – Justice Bennett
  • 2nd Place – News Writing – Chris Bunn
  • 2nd Place – Feature Story – Michael Droogan
  • 2nd Place – Danny Malloy – Sports Story
  • 2nd Place – Opinion – Justice Bennett
  • 3rd Place – Feature Story – Tyler Pizzico
  • Honorable Mention – Feature Story – Tommy Pero

Youth Journalism International

  • Student Journalist of the Year – Justice Bennett
  • 2nd Place – Sports Feature – Michael Droogan
  • Honorable Mention – Cartooning – Aaron Salinas
  • Honorable Mention – Editorial – Staff
  • Honorable Mention – Feature Writing – Justice Bennett
  • Honorable Mention – News Team – Justice Bennett + Tyler Pizzico
2014-2015

Pennsylvania School Press Association

Individual Awards

  • 11 Superiors
  • 14 Excellents
  • 7 Honorable Mentions

Top 5 ranking for print publications in Pennsylvania


National Scholastic Press Association

  • Ranked second class in first critique submission