Journalism Program Awarded and Recognized


Clori Rose-Geiger

The 4th period Journalism class is all smiles about the numerous awards and recognitions that have recently been announced. “I think we have a phenomenal group of students and I love seeing our talented writers win so many awards,” stated Mrs. Rose, the Journalism teacher.

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

The North Forsyth High School Journalism program and many of its students have been awarded and recognized by many associations and contests.

The NFHS Raider Wire newspaper and the Threshold literary magazine have both been recognized by the Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA), and have both received GSPA Publication Awards for General Excellence with Superior Ranking. Also, the Southern Interscholastic Press Association has awarded the entire publication an Excellent ranking award, and the Literary Magazine an All Southern award. Additionally, the literary magazine has recently been awarded a Superior ranking by the National Council for Teachers of English Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazine.

Sophomore Savannah Keith has recently made history by being the first NFHS student to have a written piece recognized nationally by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Contest, taking home a second place award. This award is a huge honor- congratulations to Savannah.

Also, Hannah Manikowski, a senior, won first place in the GSPA’s First Amendment Essay Contest. For more information on this contest, go to the website.

The following students have also been individually recognized and awarded regarding their work in the Journalism program:

GSPA Awards

Colin Bergen- Superior, Critical Review (“A Comic of Biblical Proportions”)

Maddy James- Superior, Caption Writing

Hannah Manikowski- Superior, Illustration (“God’s Balloons”)


Pegasus Literary Magazine Acceptance

Savannah Keith- Poem (“Verisimilitude”)

Savannah Keith- Poem (“Verdure”)

Noelle Walker- Photograph (“Reaching”)

Jessica Prouty- Short Story (“It’s How Love Starts”)

Caroline Duckworth- Short Story (“Tea”)

Caroline Duckworth- Poetry (“Four Very Different Poems”)


Southern Interscholastic Press Association Newspaper Awards

Ashleigh Brown, a senior at North last year. (Some awards and recognitions arrive almost a year later because of how judging works.) – Sports Cutline- Third Place Individual Award


The NFHS Journalism program has also been honored to have four students accepted into the NSPA Journalism Honor Roll. Lacy Hamilton, Natalie Wilson, Caroline Duckworth, and Caitlin Shelby have met all of the requirements, with each of them having achieved a 3.75 or higher grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and have worked in student media for two or more years. All Honor Roll inductees will receive a certificate of recognition, and all of the inductees will be published in the NSPA’s Best of the High School Press. For more information, go to the website.