February 12, 2009 / News & Notes

2008 NSPA Pacemaker finalists announced

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 12, 2009) – Twelve yearbooks published by Walsworth Publishing Company have been honored as 2008 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association.

The 12 Walsworth customers are Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif.; Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif.; Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, Calif.; Westlake High School, Westlake Village, Calif.; William R. Boone High School, Orlando, Fla.; Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kan.; Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.; Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kan.; McQueen High School, Reno, Nev.; Burges High School, El Paso, Texas; Andress High School, El Paso, Texas; and Franklin High School, El Paso, Texas.

The Pacemaker is one of scholastic journalism’s highest national honors. The winners will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, April 16-19 in Phoenix.

Here is the entire list of the 2008 NSPA Yearbook Pacemaker Finalists.

High School

Hornet
Bryant High School
Bryant, Ark.
Alex Lankford, Veronica Grable, editors
Margaret Sorrows, adviser

The Valkyrie
Pleasant Valley High School
Chico, Calif.
Robyn Kramer, Katlynn Russo, editors
Cindy Hopkins, adviser

Decamhian
Del Campo High School
Fair Oaks, Calif.
Raphael Shanmugam, Justine Tormey, editors
Jim Jordan, adviser

Helios
Sunny Hills High School
Fullerton, Calif.
Sandy Yang, editor
Lindsay Safe, adviser

Aerie
Brentwood School
Los Angeles, Calif.
Amelra Rose, Katie Hanigan, editors
Mark Novum, adviser

Shield
Thomas Downey High School
Modesto, Calif.
Sarah Harden, editor
John Haley Scott, Heather Jacquemin, advisers

Rampages
Casa Roble High School
Orangevale, Calif.
Desiree Hatfield-Buckley, Tanya Vaschenko, Xiaogian Lim, editors
Dan Austin, adviser

Wings
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Cody Geib, Alexander Shippee, Laura Fennell, Elizabeth Grimes, editors
Crystal Kazmierski, adviser

Pilot
Redondo Union High School
Redondo Beach, Calif.
Chelsea Foo, Victoria Osinski, Caitlin Pritzkat, editors
Mitch Ziegler, adviser

Details
Whitney High School
Rocklin, Calif.
Grace Lee, Brianne Roudebush, editors
Sarah Nichols, adviser

Ash a Wut
Gabrielino High School
San Gabriel, Calif.
Danielle Rivera, Wilson Tang, editors
Philip Zamora, adviser

El Camino Real
San Gabriel High School
San Gabriel, Calif.
William Chen, Wendy Lam, editors
Steve Slagle, adviser

Valhalla
Lynbrook High School
San Jose, Calif.
Jacqueline Liu, Tricia Chiou, editors
Jim Schussler, adviser

Chieftain
West High School
Torrance, Calif.
Iueh Soh, Julie Han, editors
Melanie White, adviser

Cayuse
Walnut High School
Walnut, Calif.
Angela Wu, Sana Iqbal, editors
Rebecca Chai, adviser

Wah Kon Tah
Westlake High School
Westlake Village, Calif.
Johanna Lacoste, Taylor Barrett, editors
Joanna Burns, adviser

The Torch
Olympia High School
Orlando, Fla.
Dani Palmer, David Nguyen, editors
Jeff Moffitt, adviser

Legend
William R. Boone High School
Orlando, Fla.
Chase Reddish, editor
Renee Burke, adviser

Etruscan
Glenbrook South High School
Glenview, Ill.
Katrina Hansen, Becca Salk, Eileen Giudice, Mariya Kossover, editors
Brenda Field, adviser

Log
Columbus North High School
Columbus, Ind.
Kate Burnett, editor
Kimberly Green, adviser

Magician
Muncie Central High School
Muncie, Ind.
Mary Karner, editor
Terry Nelson, adviser

Paragon
Munster High School
Munster, Ind.
Christina Avgerinos, editor
Nancy Hastings, adviser

Indian
Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kan.
Emily Basham, Rachel Spicer, editors
Becky Tate, adviser

Hauberk
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kan.
Brooke Stanley, editor
Dow Tate, adviser

The JAG
Mill Valley High School
Shawnee, Kan.
Travis Cornolo, Ashley Jones, Alexandra Tapang, editors
Kathy Hill Habiger, adviser

Lair
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
Shawnee, Kan.
Bailey Reimer, Taylor Johnson, editors
Susan Massy, adviser

Fentonian
Fenton High School
Fenton, Mich.
Pamela Bunka, adviser

Ebb Tide
Carlson High School
Gibraltar, Mich.
Ester Maina, editor
Sandra Strall, adviser

Nexus
Inland Lakes High School
Indian River, Mich.
Alexa Edgerton, Emily Jones, editors
Tim Morley, adviser

Excalibur
Francis Howell North High School
St. Charles, Mo.
Sarah El-Qunni, Jessica Rentel, editors
Aaron Manfull, adviser

Roundup
Great Falls High School
Great Falls, Mont.
Brenna Howard, editor
Linda Ballew, adviser

Caxton
McQueen High School
Reno, Nev.
Leah Chew, Melissa Goss, editors
Johanna Sergott, adviser

Governor
John B. Connally High School
Austin, Texas
Mayra Fraga, editor
Kelly Lemons, adviser

El Paisano
Westlake High School
Austin, Texas
Kat Rose, Nina Green, editors
Cindy Todd, adviser

Carillon
Bellaire High School
Bellaire, Texas
Courtney Ng, Mindy Phung, Franz Kogler, Lauren Gardner, editors
Patti Simon, adviser

Marksmen
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas
Greg Fijolek, editor
Ray Westbrook, adviser

The Deer
Deer Park High School
Deer Park, Texas
Covie Grimet, editor
Kim Hocott, adviser

Panther Tale
Duncanville High School
Duncanville, Texas
Dana Burdick, editor
Mary Pulliam, adviser

Talon
Andress High School
El Paso, Texas
Vanessa Juarez, Bernadette Silva, editors
Angelica Olmos, adviser

Hoofbeats
Burges High School
El Paso, Texas
Andrea McWilliams, Gloria Ortiz, editors
Patricia Monroe, adviser

Pride
Franklin High School
El Paso, Texas
Alejandre Matos, Brandie Van Order, editors
Jai Tanner, adviser

Triune
Trinity High School
Euless, Texas
Adam Lamb, editor
Christine Davis, adviser

Belltower
St. Thomas Episcopal School
Houston, Texas
Brian Mathews, Ryan Alam, Lindsey Lubrano, editors
David Graves, adviser

The Lion
McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas
Bailey Cox, Dylan Derryberry, Madeline Taylor, editors
Lori Oglesbee, adviser

SHS Yearbook
Saginaw High School
Saginaw, Texas
Kelli Lopez, editor
Cathy Bradshaw, adviser

Hawk
Pleasant Grove High School
Texarkana, Texas
Amy Boler, Autumn Scrivner, editors
Charla Harris, adviser

The Tiger
Texas High School
Texarkana, Texas
Rachel Tefteller, Jillian Woosley, editors
Rebecca Potter, adviser

Roughneck
White Oak High School
White Oak, Texas
Cody Bryant, editor
Suzanne Bardwell, adviser

Odyssey
Chantilly High School
Chantilly, Va.
Maya Ahronovich, Joe Fraiter, Kelly Tarrant, editors
Mary Kay Downes, adviser

The Buzzer
Brookville High School
Lynchburg, Va.
Kelcey Thurman, Collin Conrad, editors
Mike George, adviser

The Clan
McLean High School
McLean, Va.
Hannah Bryan, Beth Cannon, Kenzie McCluer, Kaitlyn O’Donnell, editors
Meghan Percival, adviser

KLA-TA-WA
Snohomish High School
Snohomish, Wash.
Avery Manning, editor
Annie Stone, adviser

WaWa
Wenatchee High School
Wenatchee, Wash.
Daniel Langager, editor
Jeff Nusser, adviser

Middle School

Surfer
Coronado Middle School
Coronado, Calif.
Mary Mulvey, Jessica Helmstetter, editors
Amanda Casares, adviser

The Prowl
Powell Middle School
Littleton, Colo.
Yvette Manculich, adviser

Eagle
Maize South Middle School
Wichita, Kan.
Tiffany Nguyen, Lindsey Graber, editors
Mary Patrick, adviser

Sentry
Robinson Middle School
Fairfax, Va.
Madison Benfield, MK Kosycki, editors
Pat Hinman, adviser

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