Hard work paid off for student journalists at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, as the High School View won several journalism awards at the New England Scholastic Press Association annual conference held May 2 at Boston University.

The paper won the Massachusetts Highest Achievement Award for excellence in editing and publishing in the class three category. The team won second place honors in the prestigious All New England category.

Several students earned special achievement awards: co-editor in chief Olivia Jacobs for news writing, senior Casey McAndrews for feature writing, and junior Sophie Bonneau for illustration.

Co-editor in chief Christopher Aring-Sharkovitz accepted the awards on behalf of the staff.

The High School View is published each week during the school year in The Martha’s Vineyard Times. English department chairman Dan Sharkovitz has served as the newspaper’s faculty adviser since 1995.