PRESS RELEASE


December 6, 2019

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas High School Tiger Times Newspaper Named 2019 Pacemaker Award Winner by National Scholastic Press Association

Texarkana, TX – The Texas High School Tiger Times newspaper has been honored with one of the highest national awards for high school papers by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).

During the NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 23, Texas High School was one of 19 national high school newspapers to receive the coveted Pacemaker Award for excellence in scholastic newspapers in the Newspaper Broadsheet 17+ pages category. The contest yielded approximately 220 entries with 49 finalists.

Judging categories included: Newspaper Broadsheet eight or fewer pages; Newspaper Broadsheet 9-16 pages; Newspaper Broadsheet 17+ pages; Newspaper Tabloid; Newsmagazines and Jr. High/Middle School Newspapers.

“I am extremely proud of the newspaper staff for winning this award,” commented Rebecca Potter, Journalism Sponsor. “They continue to set high standards for themselves, and they are dedicated to producing a high quality publication for the students of Texas High.”

Entries were judged based on the following criteria: coverage and content; quality of writing and reporting; leadership on the opinion page; evidence of in-depth reporting; layout and design; photography and graphics.

2019 NSPA Newspapers Pacemaker Winners can be viewed at http://studentpress.org/nspa/2019-newspaper-newsmagazine-pacemakers/

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