BSM senior awarded for work on graphic design


Keenan Schember

Senior Keara Clacko was awarded for her graphic design work for the Knight Errant.

Emma Johnston, Staff Writer

On Friday, October 3, it was announced that Senior Keara Clacko won the first place 2014 Gold Circle Award for her graphic design on a center spread design of the Knight Errant. Clacko won the award for the category of “Computer generated art/illusion” with her design titled “Intervention: Cell Phone Edition.” Every year the Knight Errant sends pieces into the Columbia Scholastic Press Association to be judged for this particular award as well as many others involving writing, editing, and photography.

This year marked the 31st Annual Gold Circle Yearbook and Digital Media Awards, hosted by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Started in 1984, these awards are meant to celebrate individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers, and photographers. For this past school year, Schools were able submit works from students published from June 16, 2013, through June 10, 2014. This year, the Golden Awards attracted 11,407 newspaper and magazine entries from colleges, universities, and secondary schools across the United States.

First, Second, or Third Place Certificates or Certificates of Merit were given to 1,533 people who were judged as worthy of an honorable mention in a category. “It is such an honor to represent BSM in a national competition,” said Clacko, “I owe a lot of gratitude to the journalism department as a whole for giving me the proper guidance when I create a visual design. The teachers and students in the journalism classes work hard to create high quality work; that expectation pushes me to create a design to match their talent.”