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GBS Yearbook Receives Pacemaker 100 Award From National Scholastic Press Association

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GBS Yearbook Receives Pacemaker 100 Award From National Scholastic Press Association

Congratulations to Glenbrook South’s yearbook Etruscan for winning the Pacemaker 100 award from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The award is in honor of NSPA’s 100th anniversary to recognize the top 100 programs in the country.

NSPA was founded in 1921 to recognize student journalists through conventions, workshops and awards. The Pacemaker award started in 1927 to honor the top scholastic broadcasts, literary art magazines, newspapers, news magazines, online publications, specialty magazines and yearbooks by student journalists.

GBS Yearbook teacher Brenda Field said this award is to honor the centennial anniversary and look back on their history with the Pacemaker award.

“To calculate their top 100 programs, they awarded a certain number of points for every Pacemaker won and a certain amount for every Pacemaker Finalist. This award, is not about any single group of students. It's about decades of them.”

Brenda Field, GBS Yearbook Teacher

GBS first won a Pacemaker award back in 2002. The Etruscan has been a winner or Pacemaker finalist 19 times over the years.

The initial announcement of the award was back in May 2021. The in-person celebration was held at the national high school journalism convention in St.Louis, Mo from November 10-13, 2022.

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