• Rochelle Mae Ruiz received an Honorable Mention for “Best Editorial Cartoon” in her series of “just cRUIZing around” cartoons.
• Michelle Manuel won third place for “Best Entertainment Story” for her article on local Las Vegas band, “Ai, the Identity.”
• Jordan Sutton won first place in the “Best Feature Photo” category for her accompanying photo of Christopher Van Inga and his performing companion, Phineas, to the feature story, “Meet Phineas: genius with feathers.”
• Tazia Statucki placed second for her story “Plate Perfectionist” in the “Best Opinion Writing/Humorous” category.
“I’m really proud of my fellow staff members for all the hard work they have contributed to our publication this year. I’m ready to work twice as hard next year so we can move onto winning National Awards,” said junior April Bitanga.
Currently the Southwest Shadow is planning on re-launching the school’s online newspaper with a new look and various new features for the 2012-2013 school year.