Newspaper staff honored as Pacemaker finalist

The Tiger Print was named a finalist for the Pacemaker Award. The Pacemaker is a national award honoring newspaper staffs for excellence in high school journalism.
The staff was selected as a finalist on Sept. 10, along with 53 other high school newspapers.
Newspaper adviser Jill Chittum is thrilled with the results and has high hopes for the future.
“It’s pretty awesome,” Chittum said. “I’m not going to lie.”
The Pacemaker Award is referred to as the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ of high school journalism, she said.
Senior Stephanie Roche, co-editor-in-chief of the Tiger Print was excited to hear that the staff had received the recognition for its work.
“We put in a lot of time and effort,” Roche said.
Chittum and Roche both look forward to newspaper this year.
“We are hoping to out-do our success from last year,” Roche said.
The winner out of the finalists will receive a plaque for their efforts and will be highly esteemed throughout the high school journalism community.
However, it’s not all about winning.
“Our job is really to inform the student body,” Chittum said. by Jacob Pruitt