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Westfield High School Student Newspaper Wins National Award

Jackie Lieberman

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 • 11:18am

WESTFIELD, NJ - Westfield High School’s student-run weekly newspaper, Hi’s Eye, is one of only three in the country receiving the distinguished Pacemaker Award from the National School Press Association for newspapers of eight pages or less. 

Launched by the National School Press Association in 1927, The Pacemaker is judged and awarded based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.

"Our staff worked hard to achieve this award. We submitted sample issues that contained compelling and well-written stories,” said co-advisor Rosemary DiBattista. “We're very proud of their work.”

“I love that, in Hi's Eye, students really find their voices and produce something that they are proud to share with the community,” added co-advisor Nicole Scimone.  “It's wonderful that this staff was recognized with the NSPA Pacemaker Award, which just validated their incredible diligence and creativity.”

The other two winning high schools in their category are in Ohio and California. In total, there were 350 submissions for Pacemakers nationwide. 

Hi’s Eye has been an integral part of Westfield High School since 1935, according to the school district. To read it online, click here.

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