Every year, the Toronto Star acknowledges the work produced by outstanding high school newspapers though the High School Newspaper Awards (HSNA). The awards are sectioned into 21 distinct categories ranging from classical writing styles including reporting and opinion writing, to more liberal and light-hearted sections, such as illustration and humour.

In 2012, The Reckoner won 6 awards, including “Best Electronic Newspaper” and “Best Electronic Layout and Design”.

Best Electronic Newspaper

The Reckoner

1st Place
2012
Best Electronic
Layout and Design

Mahan Nekoui
and Soheil Koushan

1st Place
2012
Best Critical Writing

MJ Chen

1st Place
2012
Best Editorial Writing

Mahan Nekoui

1st Place
2012
Best Editorial
Cartoonist

Yancheng Lu

Runner-up
2012
Best Humour Work

Yancheng Lu

Runner-up
2012