McIntosh journalists named to Journalism Honor Roll


The yearbook and newspaper for McIntosh High are in good hands, with more than a dozen staff members named to the National Scholastic Press Association’s 2022 Journalism Honor Roll.

A total of 15 student journalists from McIntosh, representing both The Legend yearbook and The McIntosh Trail newspaper, were honored. They are Emma Bellantoni, Brady Dunn, Sarah Gilley, Tracy Guo, Nakia Harmon, Isabella Hickey, Jordyn Mobley, Zara Morgan, Carmella Niedzwiecki, Savannah O’Connor, Natalie Spellman, Oluwadolapo Thomas, Lulu Vitulo, London Whilby, and Landon Wilde.

National Scholastic Press Association, the nation’s largest association for scholastic journalists, has inducted approximately 1,300 high-school scholars and student journalists into its 2022 Journalism Honor Roll.

In addition to serving for at least two years on a high school student media staff, in broadcast, newspaper, magazine, online, or yearbook, students have earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Publication advisers and journalism instructors have nominated these students for the honor.

Senior inductees are eligible to compete for a $1,000 Honor Roll Scholarship, and NSPA will announce the scholarship winner in May.

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.

NSPA celebrated 100 years of service in 2021.

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