2017 South Carolina Scholastic Journalist of the Year

2017 South Carolina Scholastic Journalist of the Year
Posted on 03/13/2017
Sophie with her parents.We are thrilled to announce that Sophie Winnick, editor in chief of Legend yearbook, has been named the 2017 South Carolina Scholastic Journalist of the Year by the SC Scholastic Press Association.

Sophie is only the third Wando student in SCSPA's 80-year history to be named Journalist of the Year.

Aside from the beautiful photography she has taken or taught others how to take for the yearbook, her and her staff's photos adorn the walls of Wando. Sophie designed and photographed the banner that hangs from the CAS stairs and the banner that hangs over the Freshmen Academy. She took the final photograph of the late Lucy Beckham (standing in front of the CAS).

On top of that, Sophie is the most award-winning yearbook student in Wando history:
• Third place nationally for photography
• Seven state and regional first place awards
• Seventeen total individual awards

Sophie was also the lead student on the Town of Mount Pleasant Planning and Development project that won an international marketing award alongside Fortune 500 companies.

Sophie's JOY portfolio will be submitted to the Journalism Education Association so that she may compete for the National Journalist of the Year competition.

Please take time to congratulate her if you see her.
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