State press association honors Megaphone

Both print and web versions are named Hoosier Star Finalists

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Megaphone Staff

For the sixth time in the last seven years, the Indiana High School Press Association has named the Cathedral High School student newspaper, the Megaphone, a Hoosier Star finalist.

Out-of-state judges evaluate high school newspapers for the press association, which is located at Franklin College, to determine Indiana’s top student publications based on criteria that include the quality of writing, editing, photography, coverage and design. The Megaphone earned special marks of distinction in feature/in-depth writing, front page design and editing.

Cathedral’s publications compete in Division II for schools with enrollments between 1,001 and 2,000. Other 2021 Hoosier Star print newspaper finalists include Columbus East, Columbus North, Floyd Central, Greenwood Community, Munster, New Palestine and Roncalli.

Hoosier Star status is based on newspapers published during this school year. Ava Amos ’21 and Ashlynn Bakemeyer ‘22 serve as the Megaphone’s co-editors-in-chief.

In a separate evaluation, the Megaphone website also has been named a 2021 Hoosier Star finalist, joining only one other school, Columbus East, in Division II.

Cathedral is one of only four schools in Indiana to have both its print and web versions of the student newspaper named 2021 Hoosier Star Finalists. The other Hoosier high schools are Carmel, Columbus East and Southport.

Another round of judging now will take place to determine which newspapers, both print and web, are named Hoosier Star winners. Those publications will be announced in October at the annual high school press convention at Franklin College.

More information is posted on the Indiana High School Press Association website: https://ihspa.net/2021/05/21/2021-newspaper-web-finalists/