Mill Valley News finalist for ‘Pulitzer Prize of high school journalism’
This weekend, some Mill Valley High School students will find out if they have won an award regarded as akin to the Pulitzer Prize.
The school’s online Mill Valley News website is a 2015 finalist for the National Scholastic Press Association’s Online Pacemaker award. Sometimes referred to as the “Pulitzer Prize of high school journalism,” the Pacemaker is awarded annually to the top student publications across the nation.
MVNews is one of 30 websites to receive the honor and the only website from Kansas on the list. All finalists will be recognized during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, set for Thursday through Sunday in Denver. Winners will be announced as well.
Editors of the website are Jena Smith, Raya Lehan and Shelby Hudson. The school’s journalism advisor is Kathy Habiger.