l’s Carlo Nasisse has been named the 2011 Georgia Champion Journalist, the highest individual honor given to a scholastic journalist.
As the photo editor of his school’s newsmagazine , Nasisse has produced several award-winning photos and page designs. He also has worked for Flagpole and Athens Move. His adviser, David Ragsdale, said the senior’s willingness to work with younger students is what stands out.
“He has two young apprentices with whom he works daily—taking them on photo shoots, critiquing their work and engendering an excellent sense of team spirit,” Ragsdale said. “He continues to push himself with photography for the staff and has expanded his role beyond photo editor to that of visuals coordinator, handling the photographs for our website, as well as assuring that graphics, photographs and designs in the magazine are up to par.”
The award was given to Nasisse by the Georgia Scholastic Press Association in a ceremony at the in late April. The GSPA is sponsored by UGA's Grady College.
The All-Georgia Awards were given to publications that performed best overall in their category.
Nasisse’s school publication, The Odyssey, was named the All-Georgia newsmagazine.
The Southerner of Atlanta's Henry W. Grady High School was named the All-Georgia newspaper. The Grady News Network of Grady High School was named the All-Georgia broadcast, while the Illiad of Clarke Central was named the All-Georgia literary magazine. The All-Georgia yearbook award was given to Wolverscenes of McDonough's Union Grove High School.