2021 Social Justice Reporting

Nov. 11, 2201

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners of its 2021 Social Justice Reporting competition.

Winners of NSPA Individual Awards, plus NSPA Pacemaker Awards in Broadcast, Newspaper/Newsmagazine and Specialty Magazine, were announced during the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 11, 2021, in a virtual awards ceremony.

Social Justice News Story

“Through Instagram Account, Current and Former Black Students Offer Scathing Criticism of GDS’ Record on Race”
Jacqueline Metzger, Ethan Wolin
The Augur Bit
Georgetown Day School
Washington, District of Columbia

“Being Black at Paly”
Benjamin Antonow, Braden Leung, Ajay Venkatraman
The Campanile
Palo Alto High School
Palo Alto, California

“Seen but not heard:
How medical bias endangers Black women”
Ella West, Noura Jabir
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas

“Black Literature: Perspectives of Representation of Black History in Education”
Lauren Pickett
The Messenger
Marquette High School
Chesterfield, Missouri

“Taking a stand”
Lakota East High School
Liberty Township, Ohio

Honorable Mention
“Blue Valley Bigotry”
Claire Powell, Charlie Trent, Tymber Moody, Stephanie Kontapanos
The Tiger Print
Blue Valley High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Honorable Mention
“An Open Dialogue”
Merica Griffin
Corning-Painted Post High School
Corning, New York

Honorable Mention
“I can’t breathe”
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas

Honorable Mention
“Bisexual student dates while closeted from parents”
Madi Olivier
The Marquee
Marcus High School
Flower Mound, Texas

Honorable Mention
“An Alternate Reality:
Confronting the parallel world people of color face”
Saisha Dani, Shruthi Manimaran, Swetha Manimaran
The Highlander
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia