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TOKYO — Seoul American’s student-journalists led the parade of challenge award winners as the 2009 DODEA Pacific Far East High School Journalism Conference came to an end Wednesday at the New Sanno Hotel.

The three-day conference welcomed 113 student-journalists and yearbook staffers from DODEA-Pacific’s 12 high schools in Japan, South Korea, Okinawa and Guam. Seoul American snagged two of three Best Newspaper awards, while Kubasaki of Okinawa captured two of three Best Yearbook categories.

The top three finishers in each category:

Advisors’ choice, best newspaper, print: Seoul American, Kadena, Kubasaki.

Advisors’ choice, Best newspaper, digital: Matthew C. Perry, Zama American, Robert D. Edgren.

Staffers’ choice, best newspaper, print: Seoul American, Kadena, Kubasaki.

Staffers’ choice, best newspaper, digital: Matthew C. Perry, Zama American, Robert D. Edgren.

Advisors’ choice, best yearbook: Kubasaki, Osan American, Zama American.

Staffers’ choice, best yearbook: Kubasaki, Zama American, Kadena.

Sports writing: Elizabeth Rowe, Kubasaki; Erika Brun, Daegu American; Kelli Clark, Matthew C. Perry.

Sports photography: Kevin Adams, Osan American; Hana Noguchi, Daegu American (second and third).

First Amendment: Priscilla Boatright, Seoul American; Jennifer Cordero, Matthew C. Perry; Stella Cho, Seoul American.

Newswriting 101: Jennifer Drouillard, Seoul American; Nicole Ro, Seoul American; Priscilla Boatright, Seoul American.

Alphabetography: Nikkei Pido, Nile C. Kinnick; Geraldine Nicdao, Nile C. Kinnick; Yoon Seok, Seoul American.

Yearbook cover design: Armi Laine Fajardo, Robert D. Edgren; Michael Magsaysay, Nile C. Kinnick; Christal VanEtten, Kubasaki.

Yearbook sales ad flyers: Geraldine Nicdao, Nile C. Kinnick; Michelle Choi, Seoul American; Brittany Kramer, Seoul American.

Senior personal ad challenge: Christal VanEtten, Kubasaki; Erin Halseth, Daegu American; Brittany Kramer, Seoul American.

Digital manipulation: Tressa Toomer, Nile C. Kinnick; Alex Zemeno, Kadena; Mikael Cometa, Matthew C. Perry.

Yearbook layout: Brittany Kramer and Michelle Choi, Seoul American; Josh Wood and Mirian Romero, Kubasaki; Kaitlyn Burg and Brian Conlon, Kubasaki.

Newspaper layout: Angel Fraden, Matthew C. Perry; Laura Buckowski, Seoul American; Sonia Downey, Osan American.

Photo poster: Loring Buhler, E.J. King; Anastasia Rodgers, Zama American; Andre Bugawan, Matthew C. Perry.

Caption writing: Robert Lizama, Guam High; Kevin Fugrad, Kubasaki; Alex Zemeno, Kadena.

Feature writing: Jennifer Cordero, Matthew C. Perry; Hannah Choi, Osan American; Lia Chiaroth, Kubasaki.

Advanced photography: Jennifer Jones, Kadena; Mikael Cometa, Matthew C. Perry; Iggy Alpuerto, Yokota.

Beginning photography: Nick Jorgenson, Zama American; Kelli Clark, Matthew C. Perry, Andrea Grade, Kadena.

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