2019 Social Justice Reporting finalists

National Scholastic Press Association has announced its finalists for the 2019 Social Justice Reporting competition.

All finalists will be recognized and the winners announced for the first time in a Saturday afternoon awards ceremony at the National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 21-24, 2019, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

First- through fifth-place winners will receive plaques, and five honorable mention winners will receive certificates.

Finalists are shown below in alphabetical order by state.

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Mahika Halepete
Against the Current: The refugee story
Harker Aquila
The Harker School
San Jose, California

Jacob Posner, Emma Trone
Podcast: The Bubble
U-High Midway
University of Chicago Laboratory High School
Chicago, Illinois

Anjali Huynh, Jessica Moonjely
In the minority
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Michael Melinger, Grace Snelling, Sara Stemmler, Lila Taylor
It doesn’t have to end
The Globe
Clayton High School
Clayton, Missouri

Ann Fitzmaurice, Katey Whaley, Moy Zhong
92 seconds
Bearing News
Rock Bridge High School
Columbia, Missouri

Ethan Peter
Sectored off: Meacham Park

The Kirkwood Call
Kirkwood High School
Kirkwood, Missouri

A closer look at masculnity
Lakota East High School
Liberty Township, Ohio

The homeless in Dallas
Focus by ReMarker
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas

Sam Ahmed, Colin Campbell, Lyle Ochs, Aaron Thorne, Sid Vattamreddy
Starting the conversations
The ReMarker
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas

Maren Kranking, Maria McHugo, Jeremy Siegel, Jack Stenzel
A nation on the fence
The Highlander
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia