Indiana newspaper, website staffs named finalists

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May 21, 2021

The Indiana High School Press Association is proud to announce the finalists for the 2021 newspaper and website Hoosier Star awards.

IHSPA provides this opportunity for annual critique as a way for staffs to gain detailed feedback about their student media outlets. Because our judges are able to provide specific comments on a number of important topics, staffs can use this evaluation as a way to measure progress, discuss strengths and weaknesses, and set goals for improvement. Staffs are encouraged to use this in planning future coverage.

All submissions achieving “superior” or “excellent” ranking based on the Hoosier Star guidebooks are considered finalists in the IHSPA Hoosier Star competition and will be recognized Oct. 22 at Franklin College during the 2021 state convention.

Newspaper & Website Hoosier Star Finalists

*finalists are listed in alphabetical order by school name and do not indicate contest ranking

Division I (under 1,000 enrollment)

Paoli Jr-Sr HS — Paolite
Scottsburg HS — The Booster

Division II (1,000-2,000 enrollment)

Cathedral HS — The Megaphone &
Columbus East HS — The Oracle &
Columbus North HS — The Triangle
Creekside MS — Creekside News Bureau
Floyd Central HS — The Bagpiper
Greenwood Community HS — Timberlines
Munster HS — Crier
New Palestine HS — The Crimson Messenger
Roncalli HS — Roncalli Review

Division III (above 2,000 enrollment)

Ben Davis HS — Spotlight
Carmel HS — HiLite &
Center Grove HS —
Crown Point HS — Inklings
Lake Central HS — Comet
Lawrence North HS — North Star
Noblesville HS — The Mill Stream
Perry Meridian HS — FOCUS
Southport HS — The Journal &
Zionsville Community HS — The Harbinger

A separate judge evaluates all finalists to determine winners, which are announced each fall during the morning awards ceremony at the IHSPA state convention. Student media outlets earning Hoosier Star status are consistent with the IHSPA core values of truth, courage, integrity, and freedom.

Those schools interested in submitting content for the 2022 evaluations may access the entry form here.

For more information:

Indiana High School Journalism Fall Convention Details
Hoosier Star Student Media Evaluation Service Resources

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