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.

Throughout the last three guards, The Reckoner has been honoured with titles that include “Best Volunteer Newspaper”, “Best Electronic Newspaper”, and First Place in “Electronic Newspaper, Layout and Design”. In 2016, members from The Reckoner won 11 awards in 11 different categories. 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. More information can be found here.

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