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2022 FOX61 Student News Awards winners and nominees

We're featuring the stories produced by these hard-working students

HARTFORD, Conn. —

Hard News Award

WINNER

 Go baby, go! - Manchester High School

            Emily Madden and Madelyn Spina

Distracted teen driving - Cromwell High School

            Gabrielle Hills and Annika Peters

School threats - Manchester High School

            Carolyn Miner and Kathleen Regan

Community Events Award

WINNER

Simsbury High School holds Freedom Pen-a-Thon for Veteran Suicide Awareness - Simsbury High School

           Greyson Kellner, Cole Pirrello, David Post, and Nathan Cournoyer

Small hands, big futures - Suffield High School

            Irene Drezek

Aerospace Tradeshow - Killingly High School

            Danny Kien, Terrence Allen

      

Big Y Locally Grown Award

WINNER

Suffield Land Conservancy establishes educational preserve - Suffield High School

            Matt Sinofsky Jack Pixton

Simsbury students grows their own garden towers - Simsbury High School

            Nathan Cournoyer

Small hands, big futures - Suffield High School

            Irene Drezek

Feature Award

WINNER
Huddies Cookies - Manchester High School

                Antonio Mascitti and Ty LeGeyt

Simsbury High School holds Freedom Pen-a-Thon for veteran suicide awareness - Simsbury High School

            Greyson Kellner, Cole Pirrello, David Post, and Nathan Cournoyer

Suffield Land Conservancy establishes educational preserve - Suffield High School

            Matt Sinofsky Jack Pixton

CHESLA Education Award

WINNER

Aerospace Tradeshow  - Killingly High School

            Danny Kien  Terrence Allen

SIS Car Club - Shelton Intermediate School

            Amaya Gutierrez, Joey Cummings, Alyssa Yegidis

Small hands, big futures - Suffield High School

            Irene Drezek

CT Creative Futures Award

WINNER 

Leah Cunha Crafts - South Windsor High School

            Shaun Paschetto  Jyothirmayee Mavillapalli

Bringing back live musicals after the pandemic - Simsbury High School

            Nathan Cournoyer, Jack Sherman, Vaughn Marecki

Life of an Irish dancer -  Jonathan Law High School

            Moira Staples, Maia Schwing, MaKenna Sharpe

Not Just A Game Award

WINNER 

Gambling can be an addiction too - Cromwell High School

             Kasey Schultz

WINNER

Scratch gambling off your list - Cromwell High School

             Andrew Loura

Gambling problems -  Norwich Free Academy

            Roldan Macy and Corey Hall

Scratch gambling off your list - Cromwell High School

             Andrew Loura

ACES Diversity and Inclusion Award

WINNER

Gizmo & Gadget: The cutest mascots for mental health -  Manchester High School

             Emily Madden and Madelyn Spina

Canine catering - Jonathan Law High School

              Angela Chu

Developing diversity -  Cromwell High School

              Lori McClain  

The winners were announced at the FOX61 Student News Awards Ceremony on June 1 at the University of Hartford.

The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals.

Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state. Segments will be featured on-air during Friday's Morning News at 7:25 a.m., 10 p.m. news and during the FOX61 Morning News on Saturday at 7 a.m., on our Facebook page and right here on FOX61.com!

Stay tuned and keep an eye out for the next news star! If your school would like to get involved learn more here or email us at studentnews@fox61.com.

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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