Archive for Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SMNW’s Massy to receive honors

March 9, 2016

Susan Massy, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School's longtime yearbook and print journalism adviser, will receive a special honor at the Columbia (University) Scholastic Press Association's Spring Convention next week in New York City.

Massy was named one of four winners of the association's 2016 Gold Key Award, which recognizes outstanding devotion of the cause of the school press.

Massy's Lair yearbook staff has demonstrated excellence in writing and design over the past two decades, winning numerous CSPA Crown Awards, as well as Pacemaker Awards from the National Scholastic Press Association. In 1999, Massy was named Yearbook Adviser of the Year by the Journalism Education Association. She also had received the NSPA Pioneer Award and the JEA Medal of Merit. In 2013, she was inducted into the Kansas Scholastic Press Association's Hall of Fame.

Massy also is the author of the "Writing: Tell Me a Story" unit of Walsworth Yearbooks' "Yearbook Suite" curriculum.

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