Megaphone earns state press association honors

Newspaper named 2020 Hoosier Star finalist

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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.

Cathedral’s publications compete in Division II for schools with enrollments between 1,001 and 2,000. Other 2020 Hoosier Star newspaper finalists include Floyd Central, Greenwood Community, Munster, New Albany, Plainfield and Roncalli.

Hoosier Star status is based on newspapers published during the 2019-2020 school year. Rising senior Ava Amos and Nicolas Napier ’20 served as the Megaphone’s co-editors-in-chief.

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