Six Fairfax County Public Schools student publications have received recognition as Best of Show Winners at the Journalism Education Association (JEA)-National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Spring National High School Journalism Convention.
Best of Show
FCPS Best of Show Winners were:
- tjToday, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), for Newspaper 13-16 pages; Bart Bachman, editor, and Jennifer Seavey, adviser.
- The A-Blast, Annandale High School, for Newspaper 17 or more pages; Emily Fruchterman, editor, and Alan Weintraut, adviser.
- The Clan, McLean High School, for Yearbook 275-324 pages; Anna Glendening, Marissa Gitler, Hannah Kirby, and Natalie Mabile, editors; and Meghan Percival, adviser.
- Techniques, TJHSST, for Yearbook 275-324 pages; Stephanie Colon, Isha Maharishi, and Max Reinsel, editors; Erinn Harris, adviser.
- Odyssey, Chantilly High School, for Yearbook 325+ pages, Elisa Yi and Sam Owens, editors; Mary Kay Downes, adviser.
- Andromeda, Chantilly High School, for Literary Magazine; Shevy Chaganti, editor, and Bretton Zinger, adviser.
The following publications received NSPA Pacemaker Awards:
- Odyssey, Chantilly High School, for Yearbook 289-352 pages; Elisa Yi and Sam Owens, editors; Mary Kay Downes, adviser.
- Paragon, Oakton High School, for Digital Yearbook; Nathan Smith, editor; Lauren Luna, adviser.
NSPA Pacemaker Finalists included The Clan, McLean High School, Yearbook 289-325 pages; Sentry, Robinson Secondary School, Junior High-Middle School Yearbook; and Saxon Scope, Langley High School, Online, 1,500 or greater enrollment.