Mansfield ISD Magazine Fall 2018 | Page 18

MISD STUDENT PUBLICATIONS TO BE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL HALL OF FAME T he Hall of Fame is reserved for the best of the best in a particular industry, and Legacy High School’s journalism team is about to be added to the list of elite student publications in the country. who still reach out to give their feedback. “It’s fun, their ownership in it all these years,” Mallett continued. “It’s an honor to say, ‘Hey! We’re on that list.’ Pretty proud of what the kids have done.” The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) inducts a student publication into its Hall of Fame if the publication has earned 10 All-American ratings, the organization’s highest distinction, within an 11-year span. Hall of Fame inductees receive a special plaque and are added to the NSPA Hall of Fame plaques, which are displayed at the semiannual national convention. Legacy High School journalism students and staff will travel to Chicago in November to be recognized for the achievement at the convention. Legacy High’s yearbook and student newspaper, titled “The Arena” and “The Rider Online” respectively, met that criterion. The Hall of Fame induction is an accomplishment that journalism adviser Leland Mallett said came sooner than he realized. “It’s a huge honor,” said Mallett. “It just goes by fast. You’re like, ‘Really? That’s where we are? We’ve been here long enough to do that?’” Students who have had a part in the success of the publications were also excited to hear the news. Staff members said they hope the recognition will help grow Legacy High’s journalism program and cause more students to become involved in it. The Legacy High newspaper staff traveled to Oklahoma to cover a football game. The National Scholastic Press Association is a non-profit educational association for journalism students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout world. The organization provides journalism education training programs, media critique and recognition programs for members, information on developments in journalism and a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work. “I worked on this publication for three years, and I’ve seen us get these awards all the way through,” said editor-in-chief Kathryn Pedroza. “To be part of this 10- year process, it’s been really cool to see it evolve and then us get to this point.” There are more than 100 student newspapers, yearbooks and magazines from schools all across the country in the NSPA Hall of Fame. Mallett said he is proud of every student who has contributed to Legacy High’s body of work and appreciates the former students 15 M A NSFIELD ISD.O RG