Nexus Earns Gold

Senior editor Syd Schoonmaker examines the Nexus' CSPA evaluation.

The 2015 Inland Lakes Nexus yearbook received its evaluation from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association on Wednesday. With a score of 844 out of 1000, the Nexus was rated a Gold Medalist. This same book earned eighth place in the Best of Show contest at the recent NSPA/JEA convention in Orlando.

Evaluations from CSPA are based upon journalistic standards for Visual, Verbal and Reference categories. The Nexus received high scores in the Visual portion, while scoring slightly lower in the verbal criteria.

“I do evaluations for CSPA over the summer months, so I had a really good handle on how we are doing,” adviser Tim Morley said. “Our score is probably right at what I would have given us.”

This marks the first of three state and national evaluations for the 2015 volume. Work is continuing on the next edition of the Nexus.

“I’m very proud of how well this book turned out,” senior editor Sydney Schoonmaker said. “It makes me excited for the new one, to see how good it turns out.”

Copies of the 2015 book are still available for purchase for $35.

Sales for the 2016 Nexus will begin after the first of the year.

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