The staff members of the Pleasant Grove High School Yearbook, The Hawk, were awarded their eleventh Pacemaker Award on April 18, 2020. The Journalism Education Association Awards were held virtually this year in place of the National High School Journalism Convention in Nashville, TN.
The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) named 62 yearbooks from 17 states as finalists in its prestigious Pacemaker Competition on December 19. In all, 442 student publications entered the Pacemaker competition. Twenty-four of the 62 finalists earned the Pacemaker award, placing The Hawk in the top six percent of student-produced publications in the country.
The Hawk staff also received the Gold Crown Award earlier this spring from the Columbia Press Association. Editors for The Hawk in 2018-2019 were Mary Old, Cage Watlington, and Brooklynn Bearden. The journalism department is advised by Charla Harris, 2019 National High School Yearbook Adviser of the Year.