Madeira’s school newspaper, The Spectator, has placed First Class in the National Scholastic Press Competition for the third year in a row. The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) is an independent, national competition for high school journalism. This year, The Spectator won two marks of distinction in addition to their high ranking: one for writing and the other for layout design.
Each year, the NSPA presents scholastic journalism’s preeminent award, the Pacemaker. There is a category for each type of publication – online, newspaper, yearbook, magazine and broadcast. Entries are judged by teams of professionals based on the following criteria: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership, design, photography and graphics. The contests are open to any NSPA member publication. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the dates specified on each entry form.
Congrats to the newspaper team!