2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalists announced

MINNEAPOLIS – The National Scholastic Press Association is excited to announce the 2016 finalists in the Online Pacemaker competition.

The finalist websites contained a good mix of stories, photography, videos and audio, as well as podcasts. These sites also incorporated social media well, using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to supplement their content and attract more readers. Finally, the winning sites had compelling content — stories that made the reader want to stay and keep reading the site, which can be a tricky feat to accomplish.

NSPA congratulates all finalists in this step towards winning scholastic journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pacemaker.

Pacemaker recipients will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, April 14-17, 2016 in Los Angeles.

2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalists

M-A Chronicle
Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California

Scot Scoop News
Carlmont High School, Belmont, California

Beverly Hills (California) High School

Davis Senior High School, Davis, California

The Feather Online
Fresno (California) Christian High School

Harvard-Westlake Chronicle
Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, California

The Octagon
Sacramento (California) Country Day School

The Broadview
Convent of the Sacred Heart HS, San Francisco

The Carillon
Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose, California

Harker Aquila
The Harker School, San Jose, California

The Pearl Post
Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, Van Nuys, California

Foothill Dragon Press
Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, California

Christopher Columbus High School, Miami

Robinson High School, Tampa, Florida

Clarke Central High School, Athens, Georgia

The Tom Tom
Antioch (Illinois) Community High School

The Stampede
Metea Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois

The Phoenix Chronicle
Phoenix Military Academy, Chicago, Illinois

Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, Illinois

Palatine (Illinois) High School

Riverside (Illinois) Brookfield High School

Niles West News
Niles West High School, Skokie, Illinois

The Little Hawk
Iowa City High School

Black and White
Johnston (Iowa) High School

The Harbinger Online
Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas

Mill Valley News Online
Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas

The Lamplighter
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

Manual RedEye
duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky

The Tide
Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland

The Sagamore
Brookline (Massachusetts) High School

Wayland Student Press Network
Wayland High School, Wayland, Massachusetts

Stockbridge (Michigan) High School

The Rubicon
St. Paul (Minnesota) Academy and Summit School

Bearing News
Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, Missouri

The Kirkwood Call
Kirkwood (Missouri) High School,

Francis Howell Central, St. Charles, Missouri

Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Missouri

Skutt Catholic High School, Omaha, Nebraska

Southwest Shadow
Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, Nevada

Eastside Online
Cherry Hill (N.J.) High School East

Wingspan Online
West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Conestoga, Berwyn, Pennsylvania

The Eye
Singapore American School, Singapore

The Eagle”s Tale
Canyon (Texas) High School

Coppell Student Media
Coppell (Texas) High School

Liberty High School, Frisco, Texas

The Roar
Leander (Texas) High School

The Red Ledger
Lovejoy High School, Lucas, Texas

The Rider Online
Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas

Tiger Times Online
Texas High School, Texarkana, Texas