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. More information can be found here.

To view the awards from previous guards, click any of the links below:

Fourth Guard (2014 – 2015)

Third Guard (2013 – 2014)

First Guard (2011 – 2012)

During the Second Guard, the High School Newspaper Awards were unfortunately cancelled due to the teacher strikes at the time. As a result, no newspaper in Ontario was eligible for awards.

In 2016, staff from The Reckoner won 11 awards in 11 different categories. 

Best Newspaper
Over 15 Staff

The Reckoner


1st Place
2016

Best Electronic Newspaper

Michael Kim


1st Place
2016

Electronic Newspaper
Layout & Design

Michael Kim


1st Place
2016

Brad Henderson Award

David Hao



2016

Comics

Chrystal Zhang


1st Place
2016

Layout & Design, Page

Anthony Chang


1st Place
2016

Editorial Writing

David Hao


Runner-up
2016

Opinion Writing

Khari Thomas


1st Place
2016

Sports Writing, Reporting

Deifilia To


Runner-up
2016

Photography, Sports

Jenna Wong


Runner-up
2016

Reporting

Ryan Lin


Runner-up
2016