April 14, 2018 / 2018 Spring JEA/NSPA / News

Six Walsworth Yearbooks schools named NSPA Pacemaker winners at JEA/NSPA in San Francisco

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Six Walsworth Yearbooks schools were among those chosen as winners of 2017 Yearbook Pacemaker awards from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) during the awards ceremony Saturday evening at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco.

The 2017 Yearbook Pacemaker winners printed by Walsworth Yearbooks included:

  • Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, California
  • IndianShawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • The LairShawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  • The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • WingsArrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, California

Four additional 2017 yearbooks printed by Walsworth were honored as Pacemaker Finalists, including BuffaloHaltom High School, Haltom City, Texas; HauberkShawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas; HoofbeatsBurges High School, El Paso, Texas; and
The ViewTimberview Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas.

In addition, the Le Flambeau from Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, Missouri, a new Walsworth Yearbooks school for 2018, was also chosen as a Pacemaker winner. Two additional new Walsworth Yearbooks schools for 2018 – Panther from H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, and The Arena from Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas, won Pacemaker Finalist.

Each year, the Pacemakers are awarded by teams of professionals who 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.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 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.