F-M High School student’s writing showcased

A Fayetteville-Manlius High School sophomore’s opinion article she wrote for the school newspaper was recently recognized as among the best student journalism. 

Arusha Ramaswamy, co-editor for the Opinions section in The Buzz, has received a “Best of SNO” award for her recent opinion article, “The difference in the responses to BLM and anti-mask protests, and why it matters.”  

School News Online (SNO) provides platforms for over 2,500 high school news publications throughout the country, making it the largest company to design and maintain online news sites for schools, including The Buzz. Journalists within the organization review scholastic articles submitted by faculty advisers and then award badges to outstanding pieces. Winning articles appear in the Best of SNO section of the organization’s website.

Ramaswamy joins her co-editor, F-M junior Allison Wong, and former editor-in-chief Hannah Li as Buzz staff members who have received this selective award. Less than 10% of submitted articles win, making it a “best-of-the-best” writing award, according to Buzz advisor and F-M High School English teacher Scott DeForest.