Earns Honorable Mention in NYT Contest

2015-11-25 08_20_50-Editorial Cartoon Contest -

Sayre educator, Mr. Jason Pipher, recently gave students a unique and engaging assignment — draw a political cartoon in his American history class. According to Mr. Pipher, the NY Times invited students from around the country, ages of 13-19, to take a stand on a topic of their choice and illustrate their opinions, commentary, or criticism on far-ranging areas of interest (e.g. school stress, current events, historical events, Donald Trump, deflate-gate, etc.).

“My classes all participated and uploaded their work along with at least one student-selected NY Times source that related to each student’s topic,” Mr. Pipher told Planet Numeracy.

One of Mr. Pipher’s prize students, Brooke Zurn, drew her characterization of a 3rd grade classroom be schooled in high school math. The drawing below netted her an Honorable Mention from the panel of judges.

Brooke Zurn - Editorial Cartoon Contest - NYTimes

According to Mr. Pipher, the judges included Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis whose work has appeared around the world (Washington Post, NY Times) and Jen Sorensen, winner of the 2014 Herblock Prize & the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for editorial cartooning. These two served as outside-judges in selecting the winners and finalists.

High praise indeed for any student who was selected!

Brooke and Mr. Pipher make us all Redskin Proud!