NSPA Journalism Honor Roll Named


National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the nation’s largest association for high school, junior high and middle school journalists, inducted approximately 1,300 high school scholars and student journalists into its 2020 Journalism Honor Roll. Students from Fort Worth Country Day who earned this honor are Solana Adedokun ’20, Falcon Quill; Reena Alame ’20, Falcon Quill; Ben Alexander ’20, Falcon Quill; William Burnette ’20, Flight; Macie Mallick ’22, Falcon Quill; Abby McGehee ’21, Flight; Alexa Merritt ’21, Flight; and Emma Pyron ’21, Flight.
 
“To say I'm proud of these students isn't enough. All of them are editors for our student publications, for yearbook and the newspaper, and all of them have tremendous responsibility to not only write and create their own stories and designs, but to teach and supervise new and younger students in our program,” said Lisa Wallace, Student Media Teacher. “They do all of this, play sports, perform on stage, volunteer in the community, and have maintained the highest academic standards that our school demands, maintaining a 3.5 GPA or even higher. Some are also planning to pursue journalism and communications-related majors in college. I am blessed to work with this bright group, and our programs are better because of them.”
 
In addition to serving for at least two years on a student media staff, in broadcast, newspaper, magazine, online or yearbook, the students earned a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Senior inductees are eligible to compete for a $1,000 scholarship, and NSPA will announce the scholarship winner in May.
 
All Honor Roll inductees will receive a certificate of recognition and be listed in the association's Best of the High School Press, a yearly publication showcasing the winners in the association's student media competitions. Inductees are also eligible to wear a special honor cord at graduation.
 
Through education, training and recognition programs, NSPA promotes the standards and ethics of good journalism. Its educational programs, both on-site and virtual, train thousands of student journalists and advisers, and its awards programs include the Pacemaker Award, the nation’s preeminent publication honor. It celebrates 100 years of service in 2021.
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.