Blue Valley students recognized with national awards
Blue Valley students are excelling inside and outside of the classroom and are being recognized with national honors across different areas.
The National Scholastic Press Association announces their “Individual” and “Pacemaker” Awards honoring the best work in scholastic journalism each year. Below are Blue Valley students or organizations who placed first in the entire nation in several 2020 NSPA Awards.
- Blue Valley Northwest’s: 2020 Pacemaker Awards in high school newspaper/newsmagazine
- Carly Liggett, BVWNews: First place in News Photo of the Year
- Blue Valley Northwest’s Courtney Krebs and Mitri Krishna - The Space Between: First place in Newsmagazine/Page Spread Design
- Blue Valley Northwest’s Emma Johnson: Editorial Leadership
- Blue Valley Northwest’s The Express also took first place in the newspaper special edition division in the 2021 NSPRA’s Best of Show Spring Contest.
To view a list of all category winners visit NSPA’s website
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers 2021 National Medalists
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced its 2021 National Medalists for Scholastic Arts & Writing. Students’ entries across the nation are blindly nominated by some of the most notable leaders in the visual and literary arts. Students are then chosen and awarded for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Blue Valley High School’s Liam Dale earned a gold medal for his piece ‘Lucid Street’ as well as a silver medal for ‘Russell Grain & Feed’. Blue Valley North’s Angela Frazier received a gold medal for her piece “Aliens Invaded! ..then just stole yoga pants and some snacks”. Also from Blue Valley North, Alexa Newsom received a silver medal for ‘The Last Sunset’.