2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

NSPA honors
top scholastic journalism in diversity, equity and inclusion

Nov. 12, 2022

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners of its 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards.

The award is sponsored by the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at the University of Minnesota. Winners receive a plaque and a $500 cash award presented by the Hubbard School.

NSPA’s Individual Awards are the top prizes in scholastic journalism, and the awards are a showcase of journalistic excellence.

Winners were announced during the Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 10-13, in St. Louis.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / Reporting

First Place
Ani Tutunjyan, Elom Attipoe, Isabella Thomas,
Beverly Regino, Fatiah Lawal
The Mirror
Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys, California
Young. Black. American.

Second Place
The Highlander
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia
Starting the race a mile back

Third Place
Wilson Bailey, Ella Chen
The Review
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas
16 years after Katrina, Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc, displaces alums from New Orleans to N.J.

Fourth Place
Zaira Ahmad, Ella De Young, Caroline Mascardo
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Fifth Place
Ruba Ahmed-Abdelmutalab, Katherine Shoppa
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa
We are the BSU

Honorable mentions

Abby Shewmaker
The Redwood Bark, Redwood High School, Larkspur, California
Restorative justice: Peer Solutions combats the school-to-prison pipeline

Shyla Lensing
The Redwood Bark, Redwood High School, Larkspur, California
The Other Reputation: A look into the Black experience at Redwood

Carly Philpott
The Union St. Journal, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, Colorado
(How) Should We Teach Race?

Ani Tutunjyan, Angelica Venturina, Angelina Gevorgyan
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California
Modern Gender

Aleena Gul
The Highlander, McLean High School, McLean, Virginia
War against girls’ education: Two sisters raise their voices following the rise of the Taliban