The Newcastle Herald awards ceremony recently held at Hunter Stadium, brought over 90 hunter schools together to celebrate and congratulate a new generation of budding journalists.
But it was Stroud School that won two top awards.
The Primary School took out Best Overall entry and Best News story.
The Best News story included a National exclusive on Australia’s biggest unsolved civil aviation disaster.
The prestigious Best Overall Award won saw Stroud school receive a cheque for $2000.
Congratulations to Thomas Dew, Peter Raine, Alyssa Mudryk, Amy Klein, Sara Mudryk, Amity Carter and Emma Field.
The students volunteered their time to participate in the newspaper competition, proving that effort and hard work does reap rewards.
The students and staff also wished to thank Tess Hilleard for her expertise and professionalism in guiding the students throughout the project.
When asked about the outcome Tess said she was thrilled, “Projects like this give kids a sense of what’s possible in the future, and who knows where it can take them.”
Tess and the kids would also like to thank Margaret Lang, Anne Frost, Margaret Francis, John Bowen, Melissa Bonney and Kevin Hutchins for sharing their stories with the wider community.
Thanks must also go to the teachers and Principal at Stroud Public School for making extra curricular activities such as this available to the students.
Stroud Principal Carolyn Bowman said she was extremely proud of the children and what they had achieved.