Three Jacket Journalism students inducted into NSPA Honor Roll

Three Jacket Journalism students inducted into NSPA Honor Roll

National Scholastic Press Association, the nation’s largest association for high school, junior high and middle school journalists, has inducted approximately 1,400 high-school scholars and student journalists into its 2021 Journalism Honor Roll.

This year’s class includes three Jacket Journalism students: junior Jordan Kreft (The Signal/Newspaper), and seniors Chloe Brooks and Teagan O’Shea (SwarmTV).

“These outstanding students excel in both the classroom and in their school newsrooms,” associate director Gary Lundgren said. “The future of journalism is bright if these students are any indication.”

In addition to serving for at least two years on a student media staff, in broadcast, newspaper, magazine, online or yearbook, the students have earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Publication advisers and journalism instructors have nominated these students for the honor.

“These three journalists have done a fantastic job this school year, and it’s really been a pleasure to see them grow as journalists,” Thomas Jefferson High School Journalism Adviser Rob Lindquist said. “For the two seniors, it’s really special to see their hard work pay off and for them get some national recognition.”

All Honor Roll inductees will receive a certificate of recognition and will be listed in the association’s Best of the High School Press, a yearly publication showcasing the winners in the association’s student media competitions. Inductees are also eligible to wear a special honor cord at graduation.