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December 16, 2022 / News

2022 NSPA Pacemaker Finalists

Written by Jenica Hallman, CJE

The National Scholastic Press Association announced 16 Walsworth high school and middle schools as NSPA Pacemaker Finalists on Friday for their 2022 yearbooks – the highest awards NSPA gives for yearbook. From the Pacemaker Finalists, a smaller number will be awarded the NSPA Pacemaker in April. 

The following 2022 yearbooks that work with Walsworth Yearbooks were named as NSPA Pacemaker Finalist:

  1. Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia
  2. Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, Florida
  3. Genesis, Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, Virginia
  4. Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  5. Horizon, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  6. Lair, Drake Middle School, Arvada, Colorado
  7. Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  8. Ledoian, Aledo High School, Aledo, Texas
  9. Marquee, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
  10. Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, Florida
  11. Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, Arizona
  12. Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, Florida
  13. The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, Texas
  14. The Minuteman, Lexington High School, Lexington, Nebraska
  15. The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  16. Heritage, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, Kansas

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.

The entire list of 44 Pacemaker Finalists as well as individual award winners can be found at the NSPA website.

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Jenica Hallman, CJE

Jenica Hallman, CJE, is a Copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks. Yearbooks got into her blood in high school, and she has been pursuing them ever since. She has worked in various capacities as a high school and college yearbook editor, an adviser, sales representative, plant customer service representative and now in marketing, her favorite role to date. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.