Publications Win Journalism Awards


Courtney Ortega, Hanh Pham, Nicholas Wiggan, and Cassidy Wright represent the school’s online publication, The RamPage, at the annual journalism awards competition on April 23 at Pagoda Hotel. The staff picked up awards in features and editorial writing.

Publications students took home several awards from the 45th annual Hawaii High School Journalism Awards Competition on April 23 at Pagoda Hotel.

Sponsored by the Hawaii Publishers Association, the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser and MidWeek, seven private schools and 12 public schools participated in two divisions: print and online.

Senior and Editor-in-chief Courtney Ortega and sophomore reporter Nicholas Wiggan from Radford’s online publication, The RamPage, won in the online Feature writing category with their article “Uale Helps Hawai’s Families Torn by Adversity“.

Junior reporter Hanh Pham, also from The RamPage, won the Editorial writing category with her piece on “Feminist Denounces Rape Culture, Ignorance“.

RamPage TV’s Kevin Jamoraban and Gabriella Hidalgo-Magday, both seniors, won the online video category with their piece on “Lawnmower“.

Ortega was also recognized at the awards luncheon and in the Star-Advertiser as The RamPage’s Most Valuable Staffer.