Archive for Thursday, April 23, 2015

SM North’s Indian yearbook wins Pacemaker Award

April 23, 2015

Shawnee Mission North’s yearbook, The Indian, has earned a National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Award.

Often considered to be the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism, the award is the highest honor bestowed on a high school publication.

Indian staff members received the honor earlier this month in Denver during the National Scholastic Press Association/Journalism Education Spring National High School Journalism Convention.

Also winning top honors was Shawnee Mission Northwest’s yearbook, the Lair, which won first place in the Best Yearbook of 337 pages category.

Other best of show winners were as follows:

• Best News Magazine — Shawnee Mission North’s newspaper, The Northwest Passage, fourth place

• Best Newspaper Special Section — The Northwest Passage, second place

• Best Yearbook of 289-336 pages — SM North’s The Indian, seventh place

The following Shawnee Mission students received honors in the National Write-Off contest:

• Mariana Orrego, SM North, Superior, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Student Life

• Joe Roubinek, SM North, Excellent, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Sports

• Alexa Styers, SM Northwest, Excellent, Yearbook Student Life, Photography

• Carina Smith, SM North, Honorable Mention, Newswriting

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