Staff members at The Warrior Ledger are always looking to highlight the most newsworthy content in their community. But last week the tables turned.
During a national convention in Washington, D.C. it was announced that the Taylorsville High newspaper is one of 40 publications in the country to receive the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association.
The Pacemaker award is the highest honor given in the scholastic press industry. The Taylorsville High publication is one of ten nationwide winners in the Broadsheet 9-16 pages category.
“I can’t even begin to describe how huge this is,” said Taylorsville journalism teacher Stephanie Floch. “It’s a fantastic endorsement of Taylorsville High School’s journalism program and all the hard work students are putting into this.”
The Ledger staff was notified in October that their paper was selected as a Pacemaker finalist. Judges selected winners based on coverage, content, writing and reporting quality, leadership, evidence of in-depth reporting, photography, and graphics.
“I could not be prouder of my amazing staff,” Floch said.