For the second year in a row, the National Scholastic Press Association has selected the Warrior Ledger of Taylorsville High School as a Pacemaker finalist.
The Pacemaker award is the highest honor given in the scholastic press industry. The Taylorsville High publication is one of twenty nationwide finalists in the Broadsheet 9-16 pages category.
“This is pretty much the highest honor we can achieve as a high school newspaper, so this is pretty huge,” said Taylorsville High Journalism Advisor Stephanie Floch.
In addition, two Taylorsville students received individual awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association – another national organization that aims to help students unite with faculty members to create publications. Leiani Brown, who is this year’s editor-in-chief at the Warrior Ledger, and Regan Eggli, last year’s art editor, won Gold Circle Awards from the organization for their superior work in journalism.
“This is such a great payoff for all the hard work the students are putting into the newspaper,” Floch said.
Winners of the Pacemaker contest will be announced during the NSPA awards ceremony in Washington, D. C. on Nov. 8.