Spring 2020 Best of Show

WATCH the awards presentation

Announced during NSPA Live From Minneapolis, the spring awards presentation on April 17, 2020.

The virtual ceremony presented all awards that were to be announced at the canceled Spring National High School Journalism Convention, in Nashville, including Pacemaker Award finalists and winners in magazine, online and yearbook, as well as the Best of Show competition.

SPRING WINNERS:
2019 Yearbook Pacemaker Awards | Finalists
2019 Magazine Pacemaker Awards | Finalists
2020 Online Pacemaker Awards | Finalists

2020 Best of Show
FALL WINNERS:
2019 Newspaper/Newsmagazine Pacemaker Awards | Finalists
2019 Broadcast Pacemaker Awards
| Finalists

COVID-19 Coverage
Broadcast: News or Feature Package

First
RNE-TV, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, South Carolina

Second
Eye of the Tiger News, Roseville High School, Roseville, California

Third
CRN-TV, Catawba Ridge High School, Fort Mill, South Carolina

Fourth
Bird’s Eye View/ STTV, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

Fifth
Eagle Nation News, Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas

Sixth
KRAM, Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Seventh
Mustang News Team, Fulton Science Academy Private School, Alpharetta, Georgia

Eighth
Razorback TV News, Arkansas High School, Texarkana, Texas

Ninth
CCNN Live, Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, Florida

Tenth
Niles West News (The NWN), Niles West High School, Skokie, Illinois


COVID-19 Coverage
Online: News or Feature Package

First
HiLite, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Second
The Standard, The American School in London, London, U.K.

Third
GraniteBayToday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, California

Fourth
Coppell Student Media, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

Fifth
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, Illinois

Sixth
Bearing News, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, Missouri

Seventh
Cedar Post, Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint, Idaho

Eighth
Timber Creek Talon, Timber Creek High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Ninth
On the Record, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Tenth
The Budget, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas


COVID-19 Coverage
Print: News or Feature Package

First
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

Second
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Villiage, Kansas

Third
The Tower, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Point Farms, Michigan

Fourth
The Northern Lights, North Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fifth
The Charger, Oxford High School, Oxford, Mississippi

Sixth
The Messenger, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, Missouri

Seventh
Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, California

Eighth
The Pylon, Salina Central High School, Salina, Kansas

Ninth
Granite Bay Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, California

Tenth
The Standard, The American School in London, London, U.K.


COVID-19 Coverage
Yearbook: Spread

First
Black and Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Second
Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, Arizona

Third
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas

Fourth
Vieo, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, Colorado

Fifth
Horizon, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas

Sixth
Templar, Temple City High School, Temple City, California

Seventh
The Lair, Leander High School, Leander, Texas

Eighth
Pantera, Mead High School, Spokane, Washington

Ninth
The Purgold, North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, Missouri

Tenth
The Spectator, Liberty High School, Liberty, Missouri


Broadcast News Program
High School

First
HTV Magazine, Hillcrest High School, Springfield, Missouri

Second
MHS1, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas

Third
The Voyage, Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, Florida

Fourth
Ladue View, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

Fifth
The Ship, Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, Florida

Sixth
Panther TV, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Seventh
RNE-TV Live, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, Missouri

Eighth
Centennial Student News, Centennial High School, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Ninth
Lincoln Live, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Gahanna, Ohio

Tenth
Bird’s Eye View, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri


Broadcast News Program
Junior High/Middle School

First
KBTV, Kealing Middle School, Austin, Texas

Second
WSMS TV News, Willow Springs Middle School, Lucas, Texas


Literary Arts Magazine

First
Iris: Art + Lit, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Second
Inkblot, Kealing Middle School, Austin, Texas

Third
Inkslinger, Darlington School, Rome, Georgia

Fourth
The Lost Art, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas

Fifth
Footnotes, Haas Hall Academy, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Sixth
Reflections, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, Florida

Seventh
The Artisan, Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Eighth
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Virginia

Ninth
Evoke, Oxford High School, Oxford, Mississippi

Tenth
Artifex, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida


Newspaper/Newsmagazine
Broadsheet

First
Paw Print, Dripping Springs High School, Dripping Springs, Texas

Second
The Rock, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, Missouri

Third
The Bulldogger, North Platte High School, North Platte, Nebraska

Fourth
Eye of the Tiger, Roseville High School, Roseville, California

Fifth
The Booster Redux, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kansas

Sixth
The Tower, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Seventh
Spoke, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Eighth
The Campanile, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California

Ninth
Tower, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, New York

Tenth
The Exonian, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire


Newspaper/Newsmagazine
Tabloid / 16 or fewer pages

First
Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, California

Second
Bear Witness, Branham High School, San Jose, California

Third
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, Illinois

Fourth
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

Fifth
Echo, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Sixth
The Messenger, Marquette High School, Chesterfiield, Missouri

Seventh
The Orator, Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska

Eighth
Red & Black, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Florida

Ninth
Crier, Munster High School, Munster, Indiana

Tenth
The Eagle’s Eye, Eisenhower High School, Shelby Township, Michigan


Newspaper/Newsmagazine
Tabloid / 17 or more pages

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

Second
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, Texas

Third
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, California

Fourth
The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas

Fifth
The Standard, The American School in London, London, U.K.

Sixth
The Sidekick, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

Seventh
The Rubicon, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, Minnesota

Eighth
Tribal Tribune, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Ninth
Granite Bay Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, California

Tenth
The Hawk, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, Texas


Newspaper/Newsmagazine
Newsmagazine

First (tie)
The Image Magazine, Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Missouri
Scout, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana

Second
Hi Lite, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Third
The Eagle Eye, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida

Fourth
The Express, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas

Fifth
El Estoque, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California

Sixth
The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri

Seventh
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, Ohio

Eighth
The Communicator, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ninth
The Fourth Estate, Laguna Blanca High School, Santa Barbara, California

Tenth
The Budget, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas


Newspaper/Junior High-Middle School

First
The Sequoyah Scribe, John Sevier Middle School, Kingsport, Tennessee

Second
The Epigram, Northern Secondary School, Toronto, Ontaroio


Special-edition Newspaper

First
The Communicator Magazine, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Second
Le Journal, Notre Dame de Sion High School, Kansas City, Missouri

Third
The JagWire, Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas

Fourth
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, Ohio

Fifth
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

Sixth
The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri

Seventh
Tribal Tribune, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Eighth
Red & Black, HIllsborough High School, Tampa, Florida

Ninth
The Eagle Eye, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida

Tenth
Acumen, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana


Online
Small high school website / enrollment fewer than 1,500

First
Wayland Student Press Network, Wayland High School, Wayland, Massachusetts

Second
The Standard, The American School in London, London, U.K.

Third
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, Illinois

Fourth
The Megaphone, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fifth
Echo, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Sixth
The La Salle Falconer, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Milwaukie, Oregon

Seventh
Knight Errant, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Eighth
Pathfinder, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri

Ninth
Highlights, Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, California

Tenth
The Communicator, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Online
Large high school website / enrollment 1,500 or more

First
HiLite, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Second
Manual RedEye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Third
Scot Scoop, Carlmont High School, Belmont, California

Fourth
Wingspan, Liberty High School, Frisco, Texas

Fifth
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, Texas

Sixth
The Rider Online, Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas

Seventh
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

Eighth
Eagle Nation Online, Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas

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

Tenth
Coppell Student Media, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas


Blog

First
Odyssey Media Group, Clarke Central High School, Athens, Georgia

Second
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

Third
Knight Errant, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Fourth
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, New York

Fifth
WLHSnow, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

Sixth
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, Texas

Seventh
The Octagon, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California


Podcast

First
Bay 11, Hillcrest High School, Springfield, Missouri

Second
Razorback TV, Arkansas High School, Texarkana, Arkansas

Third
The Meridian Daily, Meridian High School, Macon, Illinois

Fourth
Students United Reporting Network, Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fifth
ProspectorNow, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, Illinois

Sixth
Coppell Student Media, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

Seventh
FHNtoday, Francis Howell North High School, Saint Charles, Missouri

Eighth
GraniteBayToday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, California

Ninth
The Red Ledger, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, Texas

Tenth
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, Illinois


Yearbook / 0-220 pages

First
Munhinotu, Gresham High School, Gresham, Oregon

Second
The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, Texas

Third
Le Flambeau, Notre Dame de Sion High School, Kansas City, Missouri

Fourth
Kodiak, Bridgeland High School, Cypress, Texas

Fifth
Daedalus, Northeastern High School, Manchester, Pennsylvania

Sixth
The Quest, John Champe High School, Aldie, Virginia

Seventh
Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, Indiana

Eight
The Chase, Chase County Junior/Senior High School, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Ninth
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, California

Tenth
Priam, Longmont High School, Longmont, Colorado


Yearbook / 224-272 pages

First
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, Texas

Second
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, Colorado

Third
Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, Florida

Fourth
The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, Texas

Fifth
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas

Sixth
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, Texas

Seventh
The Chronicle, Classical Academy High School, Escondido, California

Eight
Pawesehi, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri

Ninth
The Green and Gold, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

Tenth
The Belltower, St. Thomas’ Episcopal School, Houston, Texas


Yearbook / 280-332 pages

First
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, New York

Second
Helios, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, California

Third
Clamo, Clayton High School, Clayton, Missouri

Fourth
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, Virginia

Fifth
The Ayrie, Liberty North High School, Liberty, Missouri

Sixth
The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, Texas

Seventh
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, California

Eight
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Colorado

Ninth
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tennessee

Tenth
Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas


Yearbook / 336 to 600 pages

First
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas

Second
The Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas

Third
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas

Fourth
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas

Fifth
Highlander, Highland Park High School, Dallas, Texas

Sixth
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Illinois

Seventh
Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, Colorado

Eight
Pantera, Mead High School, Spokane, Washington

Ninth
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, California

Tenth
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Littleton, Colorado


Yearbook / Junior High/Middle school

First
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Indiana

Second
The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Third
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, Texas

Fourth
Crusader, Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock, Colorado

Fifth
Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, Arizona

Sixth
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, Colorado

Seventh
The Panther, Ridgeview Middle School, Round Rock, Texas

Eight
Our Tale, Cimarron Middle School, Parker, Colorado

Ninth
The Roundup, Canyon Vista Middle School, Austin, Texas

Tenth
Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colorado