Trailblazer Wins many Garden State Student Press Association Awards

Trailblazer Wins Many Garden State Student Press Association Awards
Graphic: Logo that says GSSPA of pen tip; says words: Garden State Scholastic Press AssociationThe Pascack Hills Trailblazer submitted a slew of pieces from 2019-2020 to the GSSPA for award consideration and came out big, with some awards won being considered 'best in state'!

Here are our award winners - congratulations!

News Writing

Second Place:  “Alec Boyajian becomes Pascack Hills’ first-ever NJ DECA President” — Maeve Rossig 

Honorable Mention: “Amid vocal praise and criticism, Board says Cowboy and Indian mascot removal is final” — Lauren Eusebio and Briana Keenan


Feature Writing

Honorable Mention: “From Hills Pride to Wagon Wheel: DeMarrais’ Impact on Hills” — Briana Keenan


Multimedia News Coverage

First Place: “Police reform, mascot removal underscored at racial equity rally in Woodcliff Lake” —  Jared Mitovich


Broadcast News

First Place: “‘It’s not just George Floyd’: Hills-Valley equity team plans protest” —   Jared Mitovich and Mackenzie Blowers


Breaking News

First Place: “Board of education votes to remove Cowboy and Indian mascots from Hills and Valley” —   Jared Mitovich


Special Coverage: Pandemic News

Honorable Mention: “AP students encounter errors submitting virtual exams” —  Jared Mitovich

Honorable Mention: “National Honor Society hosting contactless food drives outside members’ homes” —  Jared Mitovich


Special Coverage: Pandemic Features

First Place: “’They did not have any Tests’ how COVID-19 tore through the Tri-state area” —  Jared Mitovich


Special Coverage: Pandemic Arts and Lifestyle

Honorable Mention: “Privilege during a pandemic: how cancel culture continues in quarantine” —  Lauren Eusebio


Special Coverage: Pandemic Opinion

Third Place: “How virtual learning is obfuscating self-image”  —  Claudia Kim


Special Coverage: Pandemic Personal Narrative

Honorable Mention: “From a senior during the coronavirus pandemic” —  Sofia Papadopoulos


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