The 2019 FOX61 Student News Awards were presented June 5, 2019 at the Wilde Auditorium at the University of Hartford.
Winners received cash prizes of up to $2,500.
Here are the awards for the best in each category. You can watch the stories by clicking on the links.
Governor's Prevention Partnership Award
- Opioid Epidemic in Madison and one Grieving Mom's Crusade - Daniel Hand High School, Hannah Ciampini, Reese Gaudelli, and Julie Lawton
Big Y Locally Grown Award
- Bethlehem kicks off the fall season with garlic - Shepaug Valley High School, Patrick Moriarty, Tyler White, Sam Quigley
Best in Student News: Feature
- Ski Area Draws Residents from Around Connecticut - Shepaug Valley High School, Erin Bailey, Mahelet Steinmetz, Sydell Lecher
Best in Student News: Hard News
- Police Explorers Program - Jonathan Law High School, Michael Loschiavo, Amira Samih, Samara Thacker, Pam Ellison
CHESLA Higher Education Award
- NFA’s Banking Day “Writes” Students a Blank Check for Success - Norwich Free Academy, Jack Holdsworth and Julia Florence
Best in Student News: Community News
- Connecticut Seniors "STRIKE" Again in Wii Bowling Competition - Bristol Eastern High School, Noah Bernier, Giovanna Costantiello, Anna Santacroce, Adam Caron, Logan Zdun