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Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Going up against the best in San Diego area journalism, Saints Scene, the monthly community newsletter published by the 99-year-old St. Augustine High School captured first place award at the 48th Annual San Diego Press Club awards program held last night.

“Please cue the wild applause for Saints Scene as we thank school faculty and administrative volunteers, who have contributed so much and so often to our San Diego Press Club award-winning publication over the course of the most recent year,” says James Horne, Principal, and Editor-in-Chief. 

“And we thank Saints parent Tom Shess, now retired Executive Editor at San Diego Magazine, San Diego Home/Garden Magazine, and North Park News for being our coordinating editor for the past 20 years. And, thanks, too to Kristin Hardy, Saints Scene Art Director for the past ten years.” 

Yes, it was the 3rd first-place finish in the past decade for Saints Scene in the community-oriented newsletter/magazine category.  

Judging the awards was the Tulsa Oklahoma Press Club. 

Previous San Diego Press Club awards for Saints Scene include being voted as the Best Community Newsletter by an organization in 2011 and 2019 and now 2021. Second place in 2006 and Third place in 2012. 

Saints Scene is produced ten issues per year by the Saints Scene Advisory team, including Ed Hearn, Publisher; James Horne, Editor-in-chief; with Senior Advisor Fr. Gary Sanders, O.S.A., Saints parent William Hill and school administrator Casey Callery. Plus Emeritus Editors Fr. John Keller O.S.A. and retired school administrator Steve Chipp.

St. Augustine High School, founded in 1922, is located at 32nd Street and Nutmeg in the historic North Park craftsman neighborhood, San Diego, CA

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