The results of the Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards show it all. The awards have been given out for only three years. In the Best High School Newspaper category the Jargon placed as follows:
- 1999 -- Second Best High School Newspaper (Credit Course)
- 1998 -- Best High School Newspaper in Ontario
- 1997 -- Second Best High School Newspaper in Ontario
- 1996 -- Best High School Newspaper in Ontario
Announcing the winners for 1998 in an article entitled "Hot News! Jarvis Collegiate the class of student newspapers," the Toronto Star wrote:
At Jarvis Collegiate, there's jargon, and then there's Jargon.
Here is a list of Jargon winners, with links to some of the articles:
Yet there's nothing unintelligible about this student newspaper--it's so good that, for the second time in three years, it's been judged the best high school newspaper in the province. ...
David Reid [sic], faculty adviser to the dozen students who form Jargon's editorial board, said the newspaper 'seriously tries to follow important stories in the school, regardless of how controversial they may be.'
'Winning The Star's contest is recognition of some very hard work being put in by some very dedicated students.'
This year's contest, which drew 1,095 entries from editors of student newspapers across the province, once again demonstrates the remarkable ability of those involved, said Brad Henderson, The Star's director of operational planning. ...
Pat Burton, a Star promotions staffer who helps direct the contest, said this year's submissions reflect high quality and dedication. ...
(May 6, 1998, Section A, page 4)
Ian Ha and Chris Shantz
First Prize, Editorial
Chris Shantz and Ian Ha
First Prize, Reporting
Ian Ha and Diederik Muylwyk
First Prize, Layout & Design, Newspaper (Credit Course Newspaper)
First Prize, Sports Writing, Reporting
Second Prize, Feature Writing
Second Prize, Sports Writing, Feature
Third Prize, Critical Writing, Other Arts
The Myth of Beauty
First Prize, Opinion/Column
The Disappearing Female Athlete
First Prize, Sports Feature
Students Dismayed Over Admission Procedures
Second Prize, News Reporting
Where Have All the Students Gone?
Second Prize, Feature
Neo-Materialism in Hip-Hop [not yet available]
Second Prize, Critical Writing/Music
Sports Writing, Reporting
Critical writing, music
Sports Writing, Reporting
Sports writing, feature writing
Layout and design
Best Column/Opinion Writing
Alexandra Kimball, The Other Side of the Street
Best Feature Writing
Best Critical Writing: T.V., Film, Video
Dan Barnes, Trainspotting