Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School student newspaper, the High School View, has earned first place in the Scholastic Journalism Awards in the All-New England region for two consecutive years.
Helen Smith, director of the New England Scholastic Press Association (NESPA), presented the award to the high school during the organization’s 65th Annual Conference held May 3 at Boston University. In addition to the All-New England regional honors, the students and the newspaper earned the Highest Achievement Award in Scholastic Journalism, a state level honor. Four students, juniors Sarah Ortlip-Sommers and Thorpe Karabees, and seniors Charlotte Hall and Aoife Estes, earned individual special achievement awards for excellence in scholastic editing and publishing.
Seniors Lily Bick and Julia Cooper, and junior Sarah Ortlip-Sommers served as the newspaper’s editors-in-chief. Juniors Galen Mayhew and Nathaniel Horwitz, and freshman Christopher Aring-Sharkovitz were the assistant editors-in-chief. Computer science and multimedia teacher Al Mahoney and English department chair Dan Sharkovitz are the newspaper’s faculty advisers.