The Little Hawk Named Finalist for Pacemaker Award


Executive Editors Lauren Koch ’23 and Rosangel Flores Rubio ’24 pose with Pacemaker finalist plaque

Isaac Bullwinkle, Reporter

On Monday, February 27, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced 24 high school journalism programs as finalists for the National Pacemaker Award. Among those 24 programs was City High’s, The Little Hawk. 

The National Pacemaker award is considered the highest honor in student journalism, the “Pulitzer Prize” of the field. This year’s LH Executive Editor Lauren Koch feels honored to have been selected as a finalist. 

“Being considered for the Pacemaker is one of the highest honors in high school journalism. This award represents the culmination of our entire team’s consistent effort over the course of the past year, so we’re extremely excited about this nomination,” said Koch. 

Out of the 24 finalists, 12 will be selected to receive the award in a conference on April 22 in San Francisco.