The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) has recognized Woodward Academy's feature-based print quarterly student literary magazine, Silent Voices, as a 2016 Magazine Pacemaker winner. Winners were announced at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in early April.
"The Pacemaker is the association's preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of scholastic media," said Laura Widmer, executive director. "NSPA is honored to recognize the best of the best."
To select the seven winning literary arts magazines, judges carefully studied entries submitted from 20 states. Each magazine was analyzed and discussed by a team of three judges. "The magazines selected by the judges reflect both classic and contemporary formats," said Gary Lundgren, associate director. "The quality of art, photography, poetry, and prose showcased on the pages of these magazines is amazing." Explore the complete list of winners and finalists.
Earlier this year, Silent Voices also won a Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.