• Playwickian Awards 2013-2014

    1. Columbia Scholastic Press Association selects 2012-2013 Playwickian Staff Writer Dakota Kalman as GOLD CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

    LANGHORNE, Pa. (October 31, 2013) - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced the winners from the newspaper and magazine categories of its 30th Gold Circle Awards program.

    Junior Dakota Kalman was awarded first place in the Personal opinion: Off-campus issues category for her article, “Stand your ground laws’ blur murder, self-defense” published in the March 15, 2013 issue of the Playwickian. This award marks the first time a Playwickian writer has received first place in a national writing contest.


    2.  Two outstanding Playwickian writers and editorial board are winners of the prestigious 2014 Scholastic Keystone Press Awards


    LANGHORNE, Pa. (February 21, 2014)   - For the second consecutive year, two outstanding Playwickian writers from Neshaminy High School are among the winners of the prestigious 2014 Scholastic Keystone Press Awards contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

    Op-Ed editors junior Jackson Haines and senior Emily Scott swept the Editorial Category capturing all three awards.

    Haines and the editorial board received First Place for the article “Why we won’t publish the R-word.” Scott was honored with Second Place for “How the media stole Christmas” and “The importance of our First Amendment.” All three award-winning articles can be found on www.playwickian.com.


    3. Playwickian Editor Gillian McGoldrick receives Widener University High School Leadership Award

    LANGHORNE, Pa. (December 18, 2013) – President James T. Harris III of Widener University and NBC10  have selected Neshaminy High School junior and Playwickian Editor in Chief Gillian McGoldrick to receive the Widener University High School Leadership Award.

    This awards program is designed to recognize high school students like McGoldrick in the region who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders to affect positive change.

    4. Sports Editor receives high school journalism award from Edinboro University

    LANGHORNE, Pa. (April 9, 2014)   - Junior Sports Editor Reed Hennessey has been awarded second place for Sports in the Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Day Competition.

    His work was recognized at the Eighth Annual Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Day held on Friday, April 4, 2014. Hennessey’s article “Neshaminy over Harry S. Truman,” earned him the second place honors  http://www.easternpafootball.com/news/neshaminy-over-harry-s-truman/

    The top five entries in each category were recognized during High School Journalism Day with the top three awards receiving cash prizes. Hennessy received a $50 prize for his efforts.


    5.  Literary Magazine Editor named finalist in the 2014 Bucks County Poet of the Year contest

    LANGHORNE, Pa. (April 16, 2014)   - Junior Howler Literary Magazine Editor Rebecca Choi has been named a finalist in the 2014 Bucks County Poet of the Year contest. Her work will be featured in Writes of Passage –Vol. 4

    Choi, along with the winner, runners-up, and finalists, have been invited to read their poems from Writes of Passage on May 18 at 2 p.m. in the Orangery on the Bucks County Community College Newtown campus. 

    6. The publication has received recognition by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association – Gold Medalist – Hybrid (Website and Print) - 2013.

    7. The publication has also received awards from the Pennsylvania School Press Association - Gold: 2013.