Grosse Pointe North's student newspaper, North Pointe, has been named one of the six finalists for the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
The Pacemaker is the top award which all reporters aspire to garner through in-depth research and precise reporting, according to a release. The Pacemaker is based on the merits of overall in-depth coverage of all facets of High School Life over a year, the release added.
The North Pointe earned its nomination because of the quality of unbiased reporting, and for demonstrating leadership through sensitivity, the depth of topical coverage, its modern layout, and the relevant art and photography, according to a release.
Winners will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 16.
Shari Adwers, Grosse Pointe North’s Journalism teacher and North Pointe’s advisor, stated in a release that she plans to publish an on-line edition of the North Pointe, in the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school year.
"It is a student run Newspaper finally making headlines for themselves," parent Sheri Kam wrote in a release.