March 11, 2021 / News

Yearbooks from 19 Walsworth schools named 2020 NSPA Pacemaker Finalists

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Nineteen 2020 yearbooks from Walsworth Yearbooks schools were among the high school and middle school books announced as 2020 Pacemaker Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) today.

The following 2020 yearbooks printed by Walsworth were named as Pacemaker Finalists:

  • Apollo, Colonial Forge High School – Stafford, Virginia
  • Arena, Legacy High School – Mansfield, Texas
  • Galleon, Silver Creek High School – San Jose, California
  • Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School – Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Hoofbeats, Burges High School – El Paso, Texas
  • Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School – Overland Park, Kansas
  • Lair, Drake Middle School – Arvada, Colorado
  • Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School – Shawnee, Kansas
  • Le Flambeau, Notre Dame de Sion High School – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Legend, Boone High School – Orlando, Florida
  • Legend, El Dorado High School – El Paso, Texas
  • The Lion, McKinney High School – McKinney, Texas
  • Munhinotu, Gresham High School – Gresham, Oregon
  • 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 Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School – Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School – Trinity, Florida
  • 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. The contest is open to any NSPA member publication.

Pacemaker award winners will be announced next month during the JEA/NSPA virtual Spring National High School Journalism Convention.

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.