TAYLORSVILLE — Taylorsville High School's newspaper The Warrior Ledger was named one of 40 publications in the country to receive the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association.
The award was announced during the association's convention in Washington, D.C.
The Pacemaker Award is the highest honor given in the scholastic press industry. The Taylorsville High publication is one of 10 nationwide winners in the Broadsheet 9-16 pages category.
“I can’t even begin to describe how huge this is,” said Taylorsville journalism teacher Stephanie Floch. “It’s a fantastic endorsement of Taylorsville High School’s journalism program and all the hard work students are putting into this.”
The Ledger staff was notified in October that the paper was selected as a Pacemaker finalist. Judges selected winners based on coverage, content, writing and reporting quality, leadership, evidence of in-depth reporting, photography and graphics.
“I could not be prouder of my amazing staff,” Floch said.