Photo by: Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
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:
- Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia
- Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, Florida
- Genesis, Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, Virginia
- Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
- Horizon, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
- Lair, Drake Middle School, Arvada, Colorado
- Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
- Ledoian, Aledo High School, Aledo, Texas
- Marquee, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
- Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, Florida
- Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, Arizona
- Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, Florida
- The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, Texas
- The Minuteman, Lexington High School, Lexington, Nebraska
- The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas
- 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.