MISD STUDENT PUBLICATIONS TO BE
INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL HALL OF FAME
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
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
Legacy High School
and staff will travel to
Chicago in November
to be recognized for
the achievement at
yearbook and student
“The Arena” and
“The Rider Online”
respectively, met that
criterion. The Hall
of Fame induction is
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?’”
have had a part
in the success of
were also excited
to hear the news.
Staff members said they
hope the recognition
will help grow Legacy
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
advisers and others
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
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