Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Bear Facts newspaper staff, who recently received the American Scholastic Press Associate award for Most Outstanding High School Newspaper for 2019-2020. The competition is open to all student-run newspapers from across the country.
Entries are critiqued on journalistic content, journalistic decision-making, visual layout and design, photography, illustration, and overall editing. The high school's newspaper staff tallied enough points in each category to earn first place over all other entries.
In a letter accompanying the certificate, the newspaper judge wrote, “Congratulations for BEST HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER. You have a wonderful variety of school news, opinion pages, global features, etc. Excellent job including all types of “news” in a “newspaper.”
The paper was edited last year by Abigail Mihalic ’20 and Sarah Hui ’20. Staff members who remain on the staff this year include Ellie Skelly ’21, Emma Louviere ’22, Kate Giebler ’21, Katherine Bales ’22 and Natalie Ro ‘22.