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10,000 Degrees students win third place in the 2009 National Scholastic Press Association Story of the Year contest

Thanh Lu and Herb Wade win third place in the Diversity category.

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First Place
Jeremy Bleeke, Nina Oberman
Globe, Clayton HS, Clayton, Mo.

Judge's comments: An honest and sensitive rendering of the achievement gap between black and white youth, backed by statistics, administrative and teacher perspectives, and thoughtful student voices. The package explores the socio-economic and cultural roots of the academic void, and explores solutions and approaches to close the gap.

Second Place
Eva Crowe
Odyssey, Clarke Central HS, Athens, Ga.

Third Place
Thanh Lu, Herb Wade
The Tam News, Tamalpais HS, Mill Valley, Calif.

Honorable Mention
Hana Kajimura
The Viking, Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto, Calif.

Honorable Mention
Seth Zweifler
The Spoke, Conestoga HS, Berwyn, Pa.

Honorable Mention
Natty Hawley, Amy Rosenberg
Ink, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, Santa Cruz, Calif.