Taylorsville High Newspaper Up For National Award
Oct 30, 2014 09:46AM
● Published by Tom Haraldsen
For the second straight year, the Warrior Ledger, the student newspaper at Taylorsville High School, has been named a finalist for the Pacemaker award. The award is considered the highest honor given to scholastic publications. Winners will be announced on Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C.
The Taylorsville High publication is one of 20 finalists in the Broadsheet 9-16 pages category, referring to the size of the publication. As an example, the Taylorsville Journal you’re reading now is a tabloid size. Broadsheet is similar to the Salt Lake daily newspapers in print size.
“This is pretty much the highest honor we can achieve as a high school newspaper,” said advisor Stephanie Floch.“This is such a great payoff for all the hard work the students are putting into the newspaper.”
Judges select Pacemakers based on the following: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.
Two Taylorsville High students received individual awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association—another national organization that aims to help students unite with faculty members to create publications. Leiani Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Warrior Ledger, and Regan Eggli, last year’s Art Editor, won Gold Circle Awards from the organization for their superior work in journalism.