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About Quest News


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  • The 2017-2018 Quest News Staff traveled to Lake Arrowhead to celebrate this years excellence in journalism.

  • The 2017-2018 Quest News Staff with Chef Richard.

  • Every year, the Quest News Staff looks forward to their last celebration. This year was a 5 course sit down dinner at The Grill in Lake Arrowhead.

  • Kaitlyn Valenzuela, Features and A&E Editor, was the recipient of the Journalist of the Year Award among several others.

  • Kaitlyn Valenzuela and Brandie Altuna were this years John Peter Zenger Award winners.

  • Features Reporter, Anthony Romero received the Rookie of the Year Award

  • The 2016-2017 Quest News staff celebrated 32 winners at this year's journalism banquet.

  • The 2015-2016 Quest News Staff celebrates a "Red Hot Year" at their annual awards banquet. Each year students attend a night dedicated to journalism excellence. Quest News looks forward to an evening of outstanding cuisine, reminiscing, celebrating, and saying goodbye to seniors.

  • The 2014-2015 Quest News Staff celebrated over 20 reporters and excellence in journalism writing, photography, investigative reporting, and leadership at their annual banquet.

  • 2013-2014 Quest News Staff

    Brian Carter

  • Two time award winning section, Tech is one hard section to beat!

  • The 2013-3014 staff celebrates the Quest News

    Brian Carter

  • The 2015-2016 veteran staff members take pride in welcoming the new reporters for next years staff with balloons and classroom welcome.

  • The 2017-2018 Quest News staff welcomes 5 new staff members to Quest News.

  • The Quest News honors several reporters, writers, photographer, and editors each year at their end of the year awards banquet.

  • The Busy Bee award is given to the most versatile editor each year and is presented by the Editor-in-Chief.

  • Being apart of the Quest News each year allows students to earn their letter and patches for their letterman jacket.

  • Each section and reporter is up for a variety of awards.

  • Our Journalist of the Year takes a home a beautiful award.

  • The Quest News staff is frequently seen in the Chino Champion. This year they took home over 15 awards and traveled to Seattle, WA to compete nationally.

  • Our Sports Reporter of the Year is honored by Mr. Bill Dweyer himself.

  • We have ever only had one Rising Star Award and last year it went to Sophomore, Brandie Altuna.

  • Mrs. Deming gets a sneak peak into the NBC newsroom in Columbia, Missouri while completing her fellowship with the Journalism Education Association and University of Missouri.

  • We honor our section who receives the most Google hits on our website.

  • Leadership is the epitome of the Quest News.

  • We celebrate excellence in investigative reporting with this award.

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Part of Don Antonio Lugo High School’s rich history, Quest was established as a print publication over 30 years ago. Now under the direction of the only Certified Journalism Educator in the Chino Valley Unified School District, Annette Deming turned Quest into Quest News and began re-establishing the course as a self-sustaining student service class. In 2014, Quest News discontinued its print publication and opted for a more relevant 21st-century approach by going completely digital and embracing social media. Digital publications are a great alternative to expensive print media and allowed Quest News to drastically reduce its environmental footprint.

The Quest News is committed to publishing every day. The staff is carefully screened and selected by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor each year. They have established a well respected and strong academic staff. The journalism program at Don Lugo High School is continuing to grow and offers CSU/UC (a-g) elective credit. The program offers scholarship opportunities, awards, and a multitude of student recognition. Journalism courses at this level are valuable to the college-bound student who will be required to fulfill communication credit in the future at both the CSU and/or UC level. A course in advanced journalism production looks great on a resume and applications for college, especially since we are nationally recognized program with honor society status and recognition.

Typically a program like this offers the rigor sustainable and competitive to a program where students continue to be successful at the college level. A course like this has just as much merit on a college application as a recommendation for additional sciences and/or math courses. In 2014-2015, the Quest News was accepted as a member of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and has been recognized with scholarships and fellowships by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Since 1980, Quest has been recognized as a national honor society of journalists by Quill and Scroll which is supported by the University of Iowa. The awards and recognition from our program are substantial. Students have the opportunity to graduate with cords, letters for letterman jackets in journalism, pins, and patches, scholarships, fellowship opportunities, internships, and professional affiliation status.

The 2015-2016 Quest News staff was the first to attend and compete at the NSPA/JEA Conference in Los Angeles this past spring. The QN staff is mentored by professionals from CVUSD, the Chino Champion, the LA Times, KCAL rocks, Cal Poly Pomona and many more. The 2016-2017 Quest News staff was the first to compete at the SCJEA State Regionals and out of state at the NSPA/JEA National competition in Seattle, Washington this spring.

Anyone interested in joining the journalism program or the Quest News staff should speak with their counselor, visit Mrs. Deming in the Quest Newsroom (Rm. 24), or email her directly at The selection is a careful consideration of many aspects, so a student should NEVER just “sign up” for Quest News.


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