Little Hawk Wins Pacemaker and Four National Individual Awards


Sarah Smith, Web Editor

The Little Hawk took home six awards last week at the NSPA/JEA conference in Orlando, Florida.

The conference is a national journalism convention for student newspapers which culminates in the presentation of awards for writing, design, photography, and overall publication.

Awards included a Pacemaker, which is given to high school publications based on the past year’s work, and several individual awards. Innes Hicsasmaz ’16 placed third nationally for multimedia sports story. Sonali Durham ’16 took home a fourth-place award for newspaper page design. Becca Meyer ’15 and Dominic Balestrieri-Fox ’16 received an honorable mention for sports writing. Nova Meurice ’17 and Sarah Smith ’17 also won an honorable mention for multimedia feature story.