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NSPA Winners

2008 NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker Winners

View NSPA press release (judge comments added 11/08)

Newspapers: 16 or fewer pages

The Nexus, Westview High School, San Diego, Calif.
Amanda Cormier, Allison Finn, editors
Jeff Wenger, adviser

The Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, Calif.
Nitasha Ranganath , editor
Christopher Daren, adviser

The Stagg Line, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stockton, Calif.
Ashley Kramer, Junifer Mamsaang , editors
Don Bott, adviser

The Surveyor, George Washington High School, Denver, Colo.
Sarah Zapiler, Connor Phillips , editors
Aaron Betcher, adviser

The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, Ill.
Hannah Oppenheimer, editor
Linda Kane, adviser

The Raven's Beak, Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, Kan.
Zack Fisch, Dylan Walker, editors
Paul Restivo, adviser

The Squall, Dexter High School, Dexter, Mich.
Austin Shapiro, editor
Rod Satterthwaite, adviser

The Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, Mich.
Elisabeth Dion , editor
Cammie Hall, adviser

The Heights Herald, Columbia Heights High School, Columbia Heights, Minn.
Clara Bergene, editor
Jill Jungers, adviser

The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Mo.
Madeline Agathen, Brandon Mitchener, editors
Mitch Eden, adviser

Blue & Gold, Findlay High School, Findlay, Ohio
Ashley Lazar, editor
Jim McGonnell, adviser

The Liberator, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, Texas
Kate Kelly , editor
Janet Elbom, adviser

Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas
Jared Burgess, editor
Patricia Monroe, adviser

The Peninsula Outlook, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Taylor Buck, editor
Derek Smith, adviser

Newspapers: 17 or more pages

El Estoque, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Calif.
Jenny Sun, editor
Michelle Balmeo, adviser

The Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, Calif.
Amy Holiday, Juliana Fehrenbacher , editors
Karl Grubaugh, adviser

The Rock, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Susie Typher, editor
Jack Kennedy, adviser

The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Ga.
Hamp Watson, Sophie Cox, editors
Debra Hartsfield Dave Winter, adviser

The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.
Laura Nelson, editor
C. Dow Tate, adviser

The Chronicle, William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
Shea Davidson, editor
Dale Conner, adviser

Newsmagazines

The Mustang, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.
Rachel Stine , editor
Tim Roberts, adviser

Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, Calif.
Jeremy Jacob, Molly Cornfield, Talia Kori, editors
Paul Kandell, adviser

The Muse, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Emily Dyess, Zoe Friedland, Lindsey Mills, editors
Stephen Moore, adviser

The Harbinger, Zionsville High School, Zionsville, Ind.
Brendan Nusbaum, Mallory Jones , editors
Jill Chickedantz, adviser

2008 NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker Finalists

Newspapers: 16 or fewer pages

The Kernal, East Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, Calif.
Nicole Fimbres, editor
Randy Hamm, adviser

Spartan Scroll, Schurr High School, Montebello, Calif.
Rubi Godinez-Zazueta, editor
Lorraine Wellenstein, adviser

Pen, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
Erin Delman, Cecilia Xia, Eric Chang , editors
Sandra Grasinger, adviser

Mount Carmel Sun, Mount Carmel High School, San Diego, Calif.
Stephanie Lage, editor
Rick Mercurio, adviser

The Nexus, Westview High School, San Diego, Calif.
Amanda Cormier, Allison Finn, editors
Jeff Wenger, adviser

The Epic, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Calif.
Alex Park, Chris Hsueh, Naomi Shepherd, editors
Nicole Gordon, adviser

The Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, Calif.
Nitasha Ranganath , editor
Christopher Daren, adviser

The Stagg Line, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stockton, Calif.
Ashley Kramer, Junifer Mamsaang , editors
Don Bott, adviser

The Bruin Voice, Bear Creek High School, Stockton, Calif.
Juliana Rehbein, Maeve Gormly, editors
Kathi Duffel, adviser

The Surveyor, George Washington High School, Denver, Colo.
Sarah Zapiler, Connor Phillips , editors
Aaron Betcher, adviser

Hi-Lights, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, Fla.
Brittany Marshall, editor
Renee Burke, adviser

Evanstonian, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Ill.
Charlotte Cottier, Patric Malee, editors
Rodney Lowe, adviser

The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, Ill.
Hannah Oppenheimer, editor
Linda Kane, adviser

The Munsonian, Muncie Central High School, Muncie, Ind.
Jeff Dick, editor
Terry Nelson, adviser

The Raven's Beak, Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, Kan.
Zack Fisch, Dylan Walker, editors
Paul Restivo, adviser

Pitch, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Md.
Danny Fersh, Sam Kider, editors
Hilary Gates, adviser

The Squall, Dexter High School, Dexter, Mich.
Austin Shapiro, editor
Rod Satterthwaite, adviser

North Pointe, Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
Christine Bedway , editor
Andrew Taylor, adviser

The Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, Mich.
Elisabeth Dion , editor
Cammie Hall, adviser

Vanguard, Stevenson High School, Sterling Heights, Mich.
Anna Craft, Erin Roberts, Brooke Belbot, editors
Paula Pantano, adviser

The Heights Herald, Columbia Heights High School, Columbia Heights, Minn.
Clara Bergene, editor
Jill Jungers, adviser

Eyrie, Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Britt Balagna, Ryan Johnson, editors
Michelle Evenson, adviser

Charger, Oxford High School, Oxford, Miss.
Mac Warren, editor
Cynthia Ferguson, adviser

The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Mo.
Madeline Agathen, Brandon Mitchener, editors
Mitch Eden, adviser

Nighthawk News, First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Kim Anderson, editor
Robin Sawyer, adviser

Blue & Gold, Findlay High School, Findlay, Ohio
Ashley Lazar, editor
Jim McGonnell, adviser

The Anderson Edition, Anderson High School, Austin, Texas
Kimya Kavehkar, editor
Jack Harkrider, adviser

Lone Star Dispatch, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas
Shawna Reding, editor
Donna M Miller, adviser

The Liberator, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, Texas
Kate Kelly , editor
Janet Elbom, adviser

Bulldog Print, Yavneh Academy of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Zac Moskowitz, editor
Sandy Hall Chiles, adviser

Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas
Jared Burgess, editor
Patricia Monroe, adviser

tjToday, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria, Va.
Teresa Ventura, editor
Jennifer Seavey, adviser

The Sound, Gig Harbor High School, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Arianna Thornton, Catherine Von Zimmerman, editors
Ehren Gossler, adviser

The Peninsula Outlook, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Taylor Buck, editor
Derek Smith, adviser

Newspapers: 17 or more pages

El Estoque, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Calif.
Jenny Sun, editor
Michelle Balmeo, adviser

The Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, Calif.
Amy Holiday, Juliana Fehrenbacher , editors
Karl Grubaugh, adviser

Redwood Bark, Redwood High School, Larkspur, Calif.
Jared Shenson , editor
Tom Sivertsen, adviser

The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, Calif.
Michael Kaplan, Ariane Lange, editors
Kathleen Neumeyer, adviser

The Falconer, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, Calif.
Irina Potapova, editor
Mia Boardman Smith, adviser

Crossfire, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, Calif.
Brian Williams , editor
Susan Turner-Jones, adviser

The Rock, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Susie Typher, editor
Jack Kennedy, adviser

The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Ga.
Hamp Watson, Sophie Cox, editors
Debra Hartsfield Dave Winter, adviser

The Spotlight, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kan.
Kelly Regan, Andrew Wojtanik, editors
Michael Dunlap, adviser

The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.
Laura Nelson, editor
C. Dow Tate, adviser

Focus, Midland High School, Midland, Mich.
Gabi Moore, editor
Jim Woehrle, adviser

The Chronicle, William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
Shea Davidson, editor
Dale Conner, adviser

The Purple Tide, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, Va.
Alex Ott , editor
Bretton Zinger, adviser

Newsmagazines

The Mustang, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.
Rachel Stine , editor
Tim Roberts, adviser

Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, Calif.
Jeremy Jacob, Molly Cornfield, Talia Kori, editors
Paul Kandell, adviser

Catamount, Rancho Cotate High School, Rohnert Park, Calif.
Kara Cunningham, Megan Hassler, Brighid O'Halloran, Tori Goldman, editors
Bernadette Tucker, adviser

The Muse, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Emily Dyess, Zoe Friedland, Lindsey Mills, editors
Stephen Moore, adviser

Carpe Diem, Decatur High School, Decatur, Ga.
John Morgan, Anna Rose Gable, editors
Jon Reese, adviser

The Harbinger, Zionsville High School, Zionsville, Ind.
Brendan Nusbaum, Mallory Jones , editors
Jill Chickedantz, adviser

Play, Maize High School, Maize, Kan.
Danielle Dopps, Taylor Drake , editors
Phyllis Wipf, adviser

North Star, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo.
Leah Carter , editor
Aaron Manfull, adviser

Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas
Hillary Kunz, Chris Hunt, editors
Deanne Brown, adviser

Junior High/Middle School Newspapers

The Scroll, American School in London, London, England
Ian Robertson, editor
Colin Bridgewater, adviser