December 13, 2017 / News

12 Walsworth Yearbooks schools named NSPA Pacemaker Finalists

Written by Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Twelve 2017 yearbooks from Walsworth Yearbooks schools were among the high school and middle school books announced today as 2017 Pacemaker Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association.

The following 2017 yearbooks printed by Walsworth were named as Pacemaker Finalists:

  • Buffalo, Haltom High School, Haltom City, Texas
  • Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, California
  • Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas
  • Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  • The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • The View, Timberview Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, California

The following 2017 yearbooks, which are Walsworth Yearbooks schools for 2018, were named Pacemaker Finalists:

  • Le Flambeau, Notre Dame de Sion High School, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, Florida
  • The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas

According to NSPA, teams of professionals judge the yearbooks using several criteria, including coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership, design, photography and graphics. The contest is open to any NSPA member publication.

Pacemaker awards will be announced April 14, 2018, during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle.

The entire list of Pacemaker Finalists can be found at the NSPA website.

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Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the former editor of Idea File magazine. Before retiring, she was a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 15 years, writing articles for various marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. Her career included reporting and editing for United Press International and editing for Knight-Ridder Financial News. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media News from the University of Tulsa.