2022 Local Climate Change Reporting

NSPA honors
top scholastic reporting on
climate change

Nov. 12, 2022

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners of its 2022 competition in Local Climate Change Reporting.

The contest is presented in partnership with the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, which encourages local climate change reporting by student media.

The first-place winner earned $500 and the second- and third-place winners $300 and $200 respectively. Team reporting was permitted, with the cash prize divided among the names on the entry form.

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.

Local Climate Change Reporting

First Place
Sabrina Zhu, Arely Sun
Harker Aquila
The Harker School
San Jose, California

It burns and it burns and it burns:
California wildfires raze 2.4 million acres in midst of climate emergency

Second Place
Urvi Kulkarni, Aimee Teyssier
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Earth Day recycles ineffective climate efforts

Third Place
Anna Holme
The Dispatch
James Bowie High School
Austin, Texas

Climate change: rising temperatures with a rising generation

Fourth Place
Francis Howell North High School
St. Charles, Missouri

Environmental Consciousness Multimedia Package

Fifth Place
Sabrina Zhu, Kinnera Mulam, Sally Zhu
Harker Aquila
The Harker School
San Jose, California

Pulse of the People: Youth demand environmental action at local climate strike

Honorable mentions

Sabrina Zhu, Lavanya Subramanian
Harker Aquila, The Harker School, San Jose, California
Hero of Climate Change

Gabrielle Shore
Scot Scoop, Carlmont High School, Belmont, California
Beyond the blue bin: how recycling might be a waste

Sasha Boudtchenko, Bella Daly, Melody Xu
Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California
Lost in the flames

Saheb Gulati, Adam Akins, Nihal Gulati
The Octagon, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California
Almond Farming in a Changing Climate

Sarah Driscoll
The North Star, Naperville North High School, Naperville, Illinois
Sustainable farming needs to be our future