Honoring the nation’s best, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) named 44 scholastic news sites as finalists in its prestigious Pacemaker competition. Congratulations to Niles West News, Online Pacemaker Finalist, an honor it also achieved in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award, “said Laura Widmer, executive director. “NSPA is honored to recognize the best of the best.” The 44 Pacemaker finalists represent 13 states and Taiwan.
While the judges have identified the Pacemaker Finalists, the Winners will not be selected until April, with judging teams continuing to visit and evaluate the Finalists sites on an almost daily basis.
The Pacemaker Finalists will be recognized and the Pacemaker Winners announced during the Spring National High School Journalism Convention, held in April in Anaheim, CA.
The Niles West News advisor is Lisa Rossa. Editors-in-Chief are Divitya Vakil and Christina Lappas.