Penn Points Wins National Pacemaker Award

They did it. Not only did Penn Points qualify for the honor of being finalists in the national Pacemaker award, they were one of seven who actually won this recognition.

The two seniors from Penn Manor who attended the conference, Abby Wilson and Alex Geiger, had the privilege to walk in front of the three thousand people in the main convention hall and receive two different awards. The first was a plaque stating that they were finalists in the Pacemaker award, honor enough for the Penn Points’ first year online.

Accepting the NSPA national award is, left to right, Alex Geiger, Rob Henry, Abby Wilson, adviser Susan Baldrige and Lyta Ringo. Photo by Lisa Mayo

To complete their achievements their name was called as one of the winners, which brought their adviser, Susan Baldrige, truly to tears.

The awards aren’t the only remarkable things that the staff is bringing back to Penn Manor. They are taking with them an abundance of fascinating information and brand new ideas to further improve their website and their journalism course.

“Journalism is the Twenty-First Century English” curriculum,” Paul Kandell, adviser from the Palo Alto Paly Voice in California.

By taking this trip across the country, the Penn Points staff is working toward making this statement a fact at Penn Manor.

By Abby Wilson

14 thoughts on “Penn Points Wins National Pacemaker Award”

  1. Congratulations, Penn Points! You have embodied one of my favorite quotes of all time:

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  2. Congratulations to all who have made this endeavor a success! What an honor to have your hard work and dedication recognized nationally!

  3. Congratulations to the Penn Points Staff! You worked hard and you are very deserving of this award! We are proud of all of you!

  4. This is outstanding. We’re proud of the work you’ve done and positive attention you’ve earned for yourselves and PMHS.

  5. Susan and the Penn Points Staff,

    You have taken a step into the future with this online paper, and you have given Penn Manor positive recognition that it truly deserves!

  6. Congratulations to the entire newspaper staff.

    “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.”

    – Yoda

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