Summit High School


Congratulations to our News Staff!

Article Date: Apr 16, 2018

Our publication, The Pinnacle, earned the top honors (First Place in Best of Show, Broadsheet Newspaper) during this past week's Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Spring National High School Journalism Convention.

This is a pretty big deal, as we compete against states known for their journalism programs, including Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Washington D.C and Illinois.

A bit of information about the Convention:

The National High School Journalism Convention is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and its partner, the National Scholastic Press Association. The associations partner to prepare hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, JEA’s on-site Write-off contests, NSPA’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques, career round tables and evening entertainment.

Breakout sessions for students from all media types — newspaper, online, broadcast, yearbook and magazine — are planned to meet the publishing and broadcasting needs of all scholastic student media. Some are specifically for advisers, administrators or middle school students. Whether it’s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and art or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers the bases.

With typical attendance of more than 4,000 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention has become the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share and celebrate success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, discover trends and network with students and advisers from throughout the United States.

Results for Newspaper Broadsheet

1. The Pinnacle, Summit High School, Bend, Oregon
2. The Dispatch, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas
3. The North Star, John W. North High School, Riverside, California
4. The A Blast, Annandale High School, Annandale, Virginia
5. Winged Post, Harker Upper School, San Jose, California
6. The Granite Bay Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, California
7. The Newsstreak, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Virginia
8. North Pointe , Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
9. The Campanile, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California
10. The Accolade, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, California

Summit students also won individual write-off awards:
Jake Hoskins, Infographics Design
Mia Strobel, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Student Life
Sophia Sahm, Newspaper Editing, Headline Writing
Ali Beaulieu, Yearbook Cover, Endsheet Design
Quinn Fetrow, Review Writing
Franny Rogers, Feature Writing

Congratulations!!! Woohoo!! Go Storm!


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