Echo receives Newspaper Pacemaker Award

Publication one of 28 recognized


Grace Farley

Sophomores Sadie Yarosh and Sophie Livingston chat with Senior sports editor Sophie Olmen during Echo period 5.

Dani Orloff

During the fall national high school journalism convention in Chicago, the Echo received various awards for its work the past school year.

The Echo won the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) National Newspaper Pacemaker Award for 2018. According to NSPA, the award looks for excellence in coverage, writing, editing, design and photography. 

Out of the 67 finalists, Echo is one of 28 recognized with the award. This is the fifth National Newspaper Pacemaker the publication has won.

Additionally, Park graduate Devin Raynor received an honorable mention for 2018 NSPA Design of the Year.  

At the convention, the Echo also won two awards for the current school year. The Echo received first place in the NSPA Best of Show competition for both the Newspaper Tabloid and Website categories.