2022 Best of Show / spring convention

NSPA Best of Show awards were presented at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention awards ceremony on April 9, 2022, in Los Angeles.

More than 2,000 high school journalists and advisers attended the conference, with National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association as hosts.

Spring 2022 awards
NSPA awards archive


Staff Recognition

Newspaper

High school / enrollment less than 1,500

1. The Campanile
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California

2. The Eagle Edition
The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

3. The Octagon
Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California

4. The Boiling Point
Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, California

5. The Crusader
Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco, California

6. Wolfpack Times
Maywood Center for Enriched Studies, Maywood, California

7. The Griffins’ Nest
Eric Hamber Secondary School, Vancouver, British Columbia

Newsmagazine

High school / less than than 1,500

1. The Communicator Magazine
Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2. The Tower
Grosse Point South High School, Grosse Point Farms, Michigan

3. Pano
Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

4. Globe
Clayton High School, Clayton, Missouri

5. West Side Story
Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, Iowa

6. Whirlwind
West Albany High School, West Albany, Oregon

7. Jagwire
Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas

8. The Yeti
The Urban School of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

9. Imua ’Iolani
‘Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Newspaper

High school / enrollment more than than 1,500

1. The Mirror
Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

2. The Harbinger
Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas

3. The Little Hawk
Iowa City High School, Iowa City, Iowa

4. Bear Witness
Branham High School, San Jose, California

5. The Chronicle
Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, California

6. Winged Post
The Harker School, San Jose, California

7. Nordic News
Inglemoor High School, Kenmore, Washington

8. The Register
Omaha Central High School, Omaha, Nebraska

9. The Newsstreak
Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Virginia

10. Northwest Passage
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas

Newsmagazine

High school / enrollment more than than 1,500

1. The Eagle Eye
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida

2. El Estoque
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California

3. The Image Magazine
Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Missouri

4. The Budget
Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas

5. The Express
Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas

6. Crimson
Paso Robles High School, Paso Robles, California

7. The Featherduster
Westlake High School, Austin, Texas

8. Raven Report
Sequoia High School, Redwood City, California

9. Amplifier
West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

10. The View
Castle View High School, Castle Rock, Colorado

Newspaper/Newsmagazine

Junior high/middle school

1. Spectrum
Harvard-Westlake Middle School, Studio City, California

2. Crane
Cranbrook Kingswood Boys’ Middle School, Broomfield Hills, Michigan

Website

High school / enrollment less than 1,500

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

2. The Oracle
The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, California

3. Mill Valley News
Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas

4. Pathfinder
Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri

5. The Communicator
Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

6. Harker Aquila
The Harker School, San Jose, California

7. The Gator
Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

8. The La Salle Falconer
La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Milwaukie, Oregon 

9. The Muse
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida

10. The Forum
The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Website

High school / enrollment more than than 1,500

1. The Harbinger
Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas

2. Nordic News
Inglemoor High School, Kemore, Washington

3. The Lancer Feed
Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Missouri

4. Coppell Student Media
Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

5. Globe
Clayton High School, Clayton, Missouri

6. Crimson Newsmagazine
Paso Robles High School, Paso Robles, California

7. Eagle Nation Online
Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas

8. The Catalyst
Millard West High School, Omaha, Nebraska

9. The Chronicle
Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, California

10. WLHS Now
West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

Website

Junior high/middle school

1. Spectrum
Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, California

2. Bulldog Bugle
Animo Jefferson Charter School, Los Angeles, California

3. The Cougar Star
Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Literary Arts Magazine

1. Itinerary
The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

2. Melodrama
Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

3. Menagerie
Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, Illinois

4. Voice
Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

5. Reflection
Bear River High School, Grass Valley, California

6. The Final Draft
Westlake High School, Austin, Texas

7. Stone-Cutters
Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, California

8. Celebrate the Moment
Winnetonka High School, Kansas City, Missouri

9. Titan Musings
San Marino High School, San Marino, California

10. Perspective
Sanger High School, Sanger, California

Yearbook

High school / 114-228 pages

1. Reflections
Brighton High School, Brighton, Colorado

2. Felis Tigris
Junction City High School, Junction City, Oregon

3. Blueprint
Captain John L. Chapin High School, El Paso, Texas

4. The Clipper
Kearney High School, Kearney, Missouri

5. Paragon
Munster High School, Munster, Indiana

6. Priam
Longmont High School, Longmont, Colorado

7. The Talon
Liberty High School, Lake St. Louis, Missouri

8. The Purgold
North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, Missouri

9. Aerial
Williams Field High School, Gilbert, Arizona

10. Beyond
Paso Robles High School, Paso Robles, California

Yearbook

High school / 232-284 pages

1. Lion’s Roar
Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tennessee

2. Traditions
Del Norte High School, San Diego, California

3. Details
Whitney High School, Rocklin, California

4. Pawesehi
Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri

5. Apollo
Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia

6. Taj
Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Virginia

7. Talon
Foster High School, Richmond, Texas

8. The Comet
Austin High School, Austin, Texas

9. Twister
Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

10. Summit
Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Colorado

Yearbook

High school / 296-334 pages

1. Tesserae
Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, New York

2. Indian
Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas

3. El Corazón
El Camino Real, Woodland Hills, California

4. Talon
The Harker School, San Jose, California

5. Wingspan
James Enochs High School, Modesto, California

6. Columbian
Columbia High School, Lake City, Florida

7. The Arena
Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas

8. Marquee
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida

9. Sunset
Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, Arizona

10. Legend
Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Missouri

Yearbook

High school / 336-584 pages

1. Pantera
Mead High School, Spokane, Washington

2. Cayuse
Walnut High School, Walnut, California

3. The Lair
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas

4. Horizon
Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas

5. Hauberk
Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas

6. Etruscan
Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Illinois

7. Heritage
Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, Kansas

8. Legend
Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

9. The Stampede
J.W. Mitchell High School, Trinity, Florida

10. Silvertip
Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian, Idaho

Yearbook

Junior high/middle school

1. Lair
Drake Middle School, Arvada, Colorado

2. The Round-Up
Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas

3. El Cazador
Huntington Middle School, San Marino, California

4. Oro
Cactus Canyon Junior High, Apache Junction, Arizona

5. The Falcon’s Yearbook
Coral Academy of Science Middle School, Reno, Nevada

Broadcast News Program

High school

1. KRAM
Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2. “Hill Top News”
Rock Hill High School, Frisco, Texas

3. “This is KLHS”
Liberty High School, Kansas City, Missouri

4. KCBY
Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

5. “RNE-TV Live”
Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, South Carolina

6. KUGR
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas

7. MOB
Marcus High School, Flour Mound, Texas

8. NTV News
North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, Missouri

9. STTV
Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

10. “InFocus”
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California


Individual Recognition

Editorial Leadership

1. Adrie Villa
Quest News, Don Antonio Lugo High School, Chino, California

2. Ani Tutunjyan
The Mirror, Van Nuy High School, Van Nuys, California

3. Rhea Patney
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

4. Sofia McMaster
Whitney High Student Media, Whitney High School, Rocklin, California

5. Declan Bradley
The City Voice, City High Middle School, Grand Rapids, Michigan

6. Clara Barresi
Legend, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

7. Amanda Hare
Eagle Nation Online, Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas

8. Lily Higgins
Legend, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

9. Sruthi Ramesh
Liberty Publications, Liberty High School, Lake St. Louis, Missouri

10. Matthew Kotcher
The Forum, Chicago Latin School, Chicago, Illinois

Blog

1. Anushree De
“Let’s cancel cancel culture,”
Coppell Student Media, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

2. Charlie Warner
“Warner’s World,”
Staley News, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

3. Tulin Chang-Maltepe
“The Middle East takes center stage with Golden Thread Productions,”
The Urban Legend, Urban School of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Podcast

1. Anumitha Vaka, Chloe Stenger, Lydia Hamby
“The Book Chronicles: Episode 1 Dreamland Burning,”
LHS Today, Liberty High School, Lake St. Louis, Missouri

2. Angelina Liu, Akhila Gunturu, Anette Varghese
“From George Coppell to … college applications from the educators’ perspective,”
Coppell Student Media, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

3. Andrea Parada
“Fill Your Life With Spice, Episode 3: N-word culture on campus,”
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

4. Christi Norris, Caleb Audia, Amanda Hare
“History’s Forgotten: Season 2, Episode 4, Matt Urban,”
Eagle Nation Online, Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas

Social Justice Reporting

1. Sreeja Mudumby, Angelina Liu
“Making a new home:
Detailing the flux of South Asians immigrants,”
Coppell Student Media, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas

2. Rhea Patney, Lucy Lochmoeller, Tariq Lashley,
Riley Coates, Nicole Gorrell

“How cultural chasms form,”
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

3. Anna Anderson, Arien Roman Rojas, Tessa Collar,
Asher Wolfe, Riley Hoffer

“Uncovering Lost Legacies for the Hall of Honor,”
The Budget, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas

4. Antony Nepeyvoda, Bella Thomas, Beverly Regino,
Ani Tutunjyan, Elom Attipoe

“Young. Black. American.”
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

5. Camila Aguero-Salas
“Opinion: Don Lugo’s Image Does Not Define Their Students,”
Quest News, Don Antonio Lugo High School, Chino Hills, California

6. Emily Roberge
“Opinion: Gruden fumbles,
NFL drops the ball on social justice initiative,”

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

7. Cassie Ford
“Challenge Accepted,”
Talon, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

8. Libby Hihath, Leyton Jenne,
Malary Scaggs, Sophia Villavicencio

“Sewing Helps At-Risk Find Financial Dignity,”
Staley News, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

9. Kally Proctor
“Opinion: Where are the women at the Laver Cup?”
Wayland Student Press Network, Wayland High School, Wayland, Massachusetts

10. Selena Escutia
“Diversity Week,”
Legacy, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

Broadcast News Story

1. Mary Jayne Davis, Te’Veon Cooper, Kamea Hosendove
“Mask Mandates,”
RNE-TV Live, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, South Carolina

2. Sarah Faestel, Hudson Ridley
“Mary Seier design chosen for ‘I Voted’ Sticker,”
RJ Media, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colorado

3. Kaylee Clay, Elizabeth Hamby
“Signing Day,”
LHS Today, Liberty High School, Lake St. Louis, Missouri

Broadcast Feature Story

1. Marc Taduran, Mason Baugh, Brady Stark
“The Hunt For State: Climbing Back,”
Staley News, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

2. Ellia Bono, Adam Carlson
“Student Coverage of the 6 of 8 Initiative and the Teacher Sick Out on February 18,”
KRAM, Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

3. Deim Marion Gannaban, Evan Cano
“New to America,”
RNE-TV Live, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, South Carolina

4. Jackson Champagne
“Mask Mandate Protest Coverage,”
KRAM, Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

5. Jordan Anderson, Kaci Needham
“Gavin Moeckel: A Young Cheer Superstar,”
Staley News, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

6. Liz Hayes
“Meet the LHS Hockey Team,”
LHS Today, Liberty High School, Lake St. Louis, Missouri

7. Betty Gebremariam, Kiara Chacon
“Joshua Harvey found a passion for football early on,”
RJ Media, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colorado

8. Addisen Binderim
“Chilly Jilly Car Show by Addisen Binderim,”
FLHSTV, Faith Lutheran High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Magazine Design

1. Charlotte Clark
“Dear Reader,”
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

2. Emily Lichty
“The Tired Castle,”
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

3. Susanna Newsom
“The Man,”
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Design

1. Emily Lichty, Gina Montagna, Elisabeth Siegel
“Strands of Identity,”
Eagle Edition, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

2. Sophia Liu
“The legacy of Black history,”
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

3. Ani Tutunjyan, Antony Nepeyvoda, Beverly Regino, Angela Proca
“Living at the intersection of two races,”
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

4. Emily Lichty, Grace Worsham
“Chocolate Chip Craze,”
Eagle Edition, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

5. Ani Tutunjyan, Antony Nepeyvoda, Beverly Regino
“Cover Story: Black History,”
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

6. Audrey Nguyen
“Falling Behind,”
Bear Witness, Branham High School, San Jose, California

7. Mac Huffman
“Nationwide numbers,”
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

8. Hannah Moore
“Christmas In Kansas City,”
Talon, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

9. Maddy Hammett
“Gender Dynamics Shift in Criminal Involvement,”
Eagle Edition, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

10. Cassie Ford, Humberto Bermudez
“Grease The Musical,”
Talon, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

Yearbook Design

1. Harper Duffy
“Life’s Passion,”
Legend, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

2. Fatima Abu
“Grease The Musical,”
Legacy, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

3. Mackenzie Brooks
“Lifted to Personal Bests,”
Carillon, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

4. Alex Berns
“Less hair, more care,”
Rambler, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri

5. Kaylee Hoang
“Pack your bags,”
i’mPERFECT, Don Antonio Lugo High School, Chino, California

6. Caitlyn Nguyen, Brooke McLaughlin, Noah Ramsey
“Band Interrupted,”
Lair, Drake Middle School, Arvada, Colorado

7. Ava Kempinski
“Overseas Offseason,”
Legend, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

8. Sophie Goelzer
“Heart of School Spirit,”
Carillon, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

9. Mikayla Potter
“Remember Me,”
i’mPERFECT, Don Antonio Lugo High School, Chino, California

10. Katie Brown
“A Future in Fashion,”
Legend, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Photojournalism

1. Madison Bonadurer
“Cheer On,”
i’mPERFECT, Don Antonio Lugo High School, Chino, California

2. Sarah Cote
“Goin’ Nuts,”
Legend, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

3. Anna Jane Morrall
“All Out,”
Legend, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

4. Beverly Regino
“Timber!”
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California

5. Selena Escutia
“Soccer,”
Legacy, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

6. Humberto Bermudez
“Wrestling,”
Talon, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

7. Ilima Ludwick
“Waiting To Win,”
Legacy, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri

8. Jada Fuller
“The Serve,”
Felis Tigris, Junction City High School, Junction City, Oregon

9. Caitlyn Nguyen
“Up, Up and Away,”
Lair, Drake Middle School, Arvada, Colorado

10. Samantha Ramos
“Two on One,”
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California