On March 19, the Harbinger staff gladly accepted a Gold Crown Award for the web version of the bi-weekly publication The Harbinger. The prestigious award, given to 11 publications nationwide is for an online or print publication that sets a standard of excellence in areas such as content, design, photography, and editing. The Crown Award is given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
The Harbinger Online staff was also noted as a finalist for the online Pacemaker award. The award is presented by the National Scholastic Press Association or NSPA to the best publication websites in the country. The winner of the award will be announced at the Spring High School Journalism Convention April 15-18 in Portland Oregon.
In addition to these awards, the Harbinger staff is proud to boast two of the top three high school journalists in Kansas. On March 8, the Kansas Scholastic Press Association announced that our very own Co-Editor and Chief Tim Shedor was named as the Kansas High School Journalist of the year. Shedor will go to Lawrence May 1 to be recognized for his hard work.
After winning the high school journalist of the year for Kansas, Shedor’s portfolio goest on to the NSPA where he could become the third winner in five years of national high school journalist of the year.
The Harbinger’s other Co-Editor and Chief, Phoebe Unterman brought home third place in the competition.