Although we are a small school, students have made a huge impression on the scholastic journalism world.
On Tuesday, April 18t, senior editor-in-chief Kelly Boughner and sophomore Ashley Gleason traveled to the annual Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Spring Awards ceremony to claim the yearbook’s seventh Spartan, the scholastic journalism equivalent of a state championship.
The IL360 website was also evaluated and had received a gold medal in the critique contest.
“ Since I’ve been in yearbook, I discovered a lot of great things about the student journalism world,” Boughner said. “It’s amazing to think that three years ago, I didn’t know anything about journalism or what it took to be in yearbook and now it’s my life.”
The 2016 Nexus was one of nine to earn a Spartan Award out of the 38 schools that entered.
“It’s weird to think about how some students in this school don’t understand how cool this actually is,” Gleason said. “This is the only program in the school with a state championship, and now we have seven. Our books are nationally known, and it’s the best feeling when you can say that you helped make a book that got a Spartan Award.”