CHS news Web site named Pacemaker finalist in annual contest sponsored by NSPA

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The Carmel High School HiLite newspaper Web site, www.hilite.org, has been named a finalist in the annual Pacemaker competition sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The HiLite Online is one of only 15 scholastic news Web sites in the country – and the only Web site in Indiana – to earn finalist status.

According to the NSPA Web site, Online Pacemaker entries are judged during the months of February and March based upon the following criteria: design, navigation, writing/editing, graphics and interactivity. The list of finalists is available at http://studentpress.org/nspa/winners/opm09.html.

From that list of 15 Web sites, the winners of the Pacemaker award, the highest honor the NSPA offers for publications, will be announced at the NSPA convention in Phoenix, AZ on April 19. No further judging will take place.

The HiLite Online has performed well in previous years, earning Pacemakers in 2002 and 2004.

This year’s editor of the Web site is senior Yon-Sue Choi. The editor in chief of the HiLite is senior Amy Flis.

Jim Streisel advises the HiLite.

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