HiLite Named Pacemaker Finalist


The 2013-14 HiLite newsmagazine has been named a Pacemaker Finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The Pacemaker is the NSPA’s highest award for a journalism staff and is often called the “Pulitzer Prize of scholastic journalism.”
The Pacemaker is broken down by style/size of publication, and HiLite is one of only 16 publications in the nation recognized in the Newspaper Tabloid (17+ pages) category. One other Indiana school publication, North Central’s Northern Lights, has also been recognized in this category, and a third Indiana school publication, Homestead’s Spartana, has been recognized as a finalist in the Newspaper Broadsheet (8 or fewer pages) category.

According to the NSPA, the Pacemaker recognizes excellence in several categories, including coverage and content, quality of writing, leadership on the opinion page(s), evidence of in-depth reporting, layout and design, and photography, art and graphics.

This is the fourth consecutive year that HiLite has been named a Pacemaker Finalist, earning the Pacemaker Award in 2012. Winners of this year’s Pacemaker, selected from the list of finalists, will be announced at the JEA/NSPA National Convention in Washington D.C. on Nov. 8.

The complete list of all the finalists can be found here:

Claudia Huang ’14 (Harvard University) was the editor in chief of the 2013-14 HiLite.