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BEND, OR -- Summit High School's student newspaper, The Pinnacle, placed first and won Best of Show at last weekend's Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The event took place in San Francisco, hosted by the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association.


Karen Boone, Summit High's Newspaper and Yearbook advisor, took 23 of her 49 staff members to the convention, "First of all, it's a pretty big deal because at the convention, I think there were probably 5,000 students and schools from all over the United States." Boone says several states have outstanding youth journalism programs, so it's gratifying that Summit does so well, "They submit an issue of their newspaper and then they are judged against other entries, and so it's pretty stiff competition." She tells KBND News the group received a trophy and certificate, but the kids most like seeing their names in print, "They're recognized in a publication that is called 'best of the High School Press,' so it's a big honor."
Also at the convention, six Summit students won "'write-off!" awards, honoring individual contributions to The Pinnacle. This is Summit's third time winning Best of Show in the last four years.

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