Four Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) student publications were named Best of Show winners and one publication captured a Pacemaker award at the Journalism Education Association-National Scholastic Press Association (JEA-NSPA) Spring National High School Journalism Convention held last weekend in Seattle.
Publications named Best of Show winners were:
- Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Yearbook 325 or More Pages; Jennifer Urban, editor, and Mary Kay Downes, adviser.
- Andromeda, Chantilly High School, Literary Magazine; Stefanie Feldman, editor, and Bretton Zinger, adviser.
- tjToday, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Newspaper Broadsheet 13-16 Pages; Rabia Idrees, editor, and Jennifer Seavey, adviser.
- The Purple Tide, Chantilly High School, Newspaper Broadsheet 17 or More Pages; Astrid da Silva, editor; Bretton Zinger, adviser.
The A-Blast, Annandale High Schoolâ€™s student newspaper, won an Online Pacemaker award (1,500 or greater enrollment). Elizabeth Wilson serves as the editor, and Alan Weintraut is the adviser.
NSPA Pacemaker Finalists included the Clan, McLean High School, and Cavalier, Woodson High School, Yearbook 289-352 pages; Sentry, Robinson Secondary School, Junior High-Middle School Yearbook; and Saxon Scope, Langley High School, Online, 1,500 or greater enrollment.