Our newshounds celebrated

The fifth annual Castlemaine Mail/DON Newshounds awards were held at the Castlemaine Library foyer last Saturday December 11.
With the generous support of DON the Castlemaine Mail featured 13 Newshounds pages created by student Newshounds teams from schools across Mount Alexander Shire in 2021.
Saturday’s awards celebrated the achievements of each school and culminated with the announcement of ‘Best Overall News Coverage’ and ‘People’s Choice Award’ – voted on by visitors to the Newshounds display in the library.
The awards were presented by Mail editor Lisa Dennis, advertising representative Tammy Harman and mascot Elliott Newshound.
Editor Lisa Dennis thanked all the teachers and students for their incredible efforts creating the pages in what was another challenging year.
“It’s great to have a overview of what’s been happening in each school, what makes each school unique, and to hear the student voice and how they have coped with what has been a challenging couple of years,” she said.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.