November 12, 2014 | The Texas High School Tiger Times newspaper has been honored with one of the highest national awards for high schools papers by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
During the NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 8, Texas High School was one of eight national high school newspapers to receive the coveted Pacemaker Award for excellence in scholastic newspapers in the Newspaper Broadsheet 17+ pages category. The contest yielded approximately 300 entries with 79 finalists.
Judging categories included: Newspaper Broadsheet eight or fewer pages; Newspaper Broadsheet 9-16 pages; Newspaper Broadsheet 17+ pages; Newspaper Tabloid; Newsmagazines and Jr. High/Middle School Newspapers.
“I am extremely proud of the newspaper staff for winning this award,” commented Rebecca Potter, Journalism Sponsor. “They continue to set high standards for themselves, and they are dedicated to producing a high quality publication for the students of Texas High.”
Entries were judged based on the following criteria: coverage and content; quality of writing and reporting; leadership on the opinion page; evidence of in-depth reporting; layout and design; photography, art and graphics.
2014 NSPA Newspapers Pacemaker Winners can be viewed at http://studentpress.org/nspa/winners/npm14w.html.
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PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: Taylor Potter, Sydney Schoen, Josh Klein (Editors)