April 8, 2024 / News

Walsworth Celebrates 12 NSPA Pacemaker Yearbook Wins at JEA/NSPA in Kansas City

Written by Walsworth Staff

The recent JEA/NSPA Spring Convention in Kansas City buzzed with student journalists, workshops, and of course, the highly anticipated NSPA Pacemaker announcements! Walsworth Yearbooks is thrilled to congratulate a dozen schools who received the coveted NSPA Pacemaker Award for their 2023 yearbooks!

The Deserving Dozen

A big congratulations goes to our 12 Walsworth partner schools who took home the coveted NSPA Pacemaker award this year, including a new customer joining the Walsworth family in 2024!  These schools impressed the judges with their exceptional yearbooks:

  1. Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, Virginia (New Walsworth Customer for 2024!)
  2. HauberkShawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  3. HeritageShawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  4. HorizonBlue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  5. LairDrake Middle School, Arvada, Colorado
  6. LairShawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  7. LedoianAledo High School, Aledo, Texas
  8. RaiderGulliver Preparatory Upper School, Miami, Florida
  9. The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, Texas
  10. The LegendEl Dorado High School, El Paso, Texas
  11. The Round-UpWoodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  12. Views, Pine Crest School, Boca Raton, Florida

A Year of Excellence

Walsworth is also proud of the following 14 schools with 2023 yearbooks that were named Pacemaker Finalists, showcasing exceptional journalism and design. This includes two new customers we are delighted to welcome to the family for 2024 books!

  1. Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida
  2. ApolloColonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia
  3. Brickhouse, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  4. Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, Florida
  5. Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas (New Walsworth Customer for 2024!)
  6. MarqueeAlexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
  7. OroCactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, Arizona
  8. PantherH.B. Plant High School, Tampa, Florida
  9. Portfolio, Patricia E. Paetow High School, Katy, Texas
  10. Reflector, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
  11. The Edge, Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish, Washington (New Walsworth Customer for 2024!)
  12. The Frontier, Chisholm Trail High School, Fort Worth, Texas
  13. The StampedeJ.W. Mitchell High School, Trinity, Florida
  14. The Torch, Athens Drive Magnet High School, Raleigh, North Carolina

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. These yearbooks are selected by a panel of judges based on coverage, writing, design and photography, among several other criteria. For a full list of winners, you can visit the NSPA website.

Explore Walsworth’s Award-Winning Yearbooks

Interested in learning more about Walsworth’s national award-winning publications? Visit our  President’s Collection showcase gallery to see these NSPA Pacemaker and CSPA Crown winners in all their glory!

Ready to create your own award-winning yearbook?

Contact Walsworth today to learn more about our yearbook services!JEA

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