December 11, 2018 / News

Nine Walsworth Yearbooks schools named 2018 NSPA Pacemaker Finalists

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Nine 2018 yearbooks from Walsworth Yearbooks schools were among the high school and middle school books announced as 2018 Pacemaker Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) today.

The following 2018 yearbooks printed by Walsworth were named as Pacemaker Finalists:

  • Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia
  • Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Le Flambeau, Notre Dame de Sion High School, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, Florida
  • The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas
  • 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

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 27, 2019, during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim.

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

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.