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FOX61 Student News Awards presented to winners

Keith McGilvery is on the road this week to hand out the prizes to student journalists around the state

All this week, we'll be hitting the road to present the winners of the 2020 FOX61 Student News Awards with their prizes. 

Thanks to our sponsor Big Y World Class Market for helping us celebrate student journalists!

On Thursday we presented the Best Feature award for the story Broadway Cafe Cart to Sarah Gionfriddo, Julia Lombardo, Olivia Sobota at William J. Johnston Middle School

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They even got a shout out from our own Johnson Middle School alumni, Ashley Afonso!

From there we went on to Manchester High School to present the award for the best Community Events story to Kely Maloney, Annabelle Watson, Meredith Keyt and Samuel Mushinski for their story on the Hartford Winterfest.

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On Wednesday we visited Cromwell High School, where Rebecca Califore and Vanessa Stolstajner won $1000 from CHET for their story on paying for college.

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Bailey Wilson won with her story on the safety of overstuffed backpacks

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Olivia Polkowski won for her story on overscheduled students.

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We made the first stop on Tuesday in Madison. Congrats to Nick and Brian from Daniel Hand High School for their story on plastic bags and the environment.

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Next we went to Suffield.Congrats to Lauren, Claire and their teacher Kevin Mattia from Suffield Middle School for winning for their story on a library in their hometown. 

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