Park Hill School District students earned top awards at the JEA-NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Orlando this year, where they competed against more than 7,000 students from across the country.
Park Hill South’s “South Side Scoop” broadcast was a finalist for the Pacemaker Award, NSPA’s highest honor, for best daily newscast for the fourth year in a row.
Park Hill South students who received an excellent rating in their categories were Nick Claassen, senior, sports writing; Kyla Sims, senior, yearbook theme page design; and Vivian Brockman, senior, photo portrait.
The honorable mentions from Park Hill South were Brooke Yager, senior, review writing; Rilie Barnes, senior, yearbook inside pages design; Jenna Engle, senior, sports photography; Maddie Anderson, junior, sports photography; Tehya Eno, senior, photo story; Reilly Scott, sophomore, first year photo; Brittany Coffey, graduate, feature story of the year; Connor Hills and Shaefer Schuetz, graduates, feature story of the year.
Megan Palmer is the Park Hill South publications advisor for the print journalism students who competed, and Justin Ford is the broadcast journalism teacher for the broadcast students who competed.