The Legacy High School journalism program earned national recognition this spring for its journalistic efforts.
Student editors and teachers were honored at the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Spring National High School Journalism Convention held in San Francisco.
“The Rider Online,” the program’s online news hub, won the prestigious Pacemaker Award. The NSPA Pacemaker Award has been awarded since 1927 and is the highest honor of achievement for high school journalism programs.
“The Rider Online” has been in production for 15 years, and the publication has been considered for The Pacemaker Award nearly every year. “The Rider Online” also took home a Best in Show. Additionally, “The Arena,” the campus yearbook, won Best in Show.
The Legacy High School journalism program touts a tradition of excellence. NSPA inducted both “The Arena” and “The Rider Online” student publications into its Hall of Fame in 2018. The publications earned 10 of NSPA’s All-American ratings, the organization’s highest distinction, within an 11-year span.
The Legacy High School journalism program is led by advisors Leland Mallett and Rachel Dearinger. Students and staff will be recognized at the June Board Meeting.
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