Summit Public Schools students have the opportunity to enroll in two Expeditions classes per year. These immersive elective classes meet four times a year for two-week cycles. For the 2019-20 school year, the journalism class is being offered at five sites: Summit Tahoma, Summit Rainier, Summit Prep, Summit Shasta and Summit Denali. We have reporters working hard to cover the rest of our SPS campuses in California, including a guest columnist at K2!

Summit News won six awards at the 2020 Journalism Education Association of Northern California annual contest (see the full list of winners here).

The 2020 award-winning stories included:

*Breaking news: Coverage of the Summit board meeting following the closure of Rainier

*News video: This piece from Nethan, Kyle and Max about the bomb threat near Oak Grove

*Column writing: Ben Alexander from Shasta won third place

*General feature story: Both the Summit model story and the schedule change story were recognized

*Review writing: Mikey Mac Callum won FIRST place for his take down of the “The Joker”

Summit News also won four awards at the 2019 JEANC contest (see the full list of winners here) and five awards at the 2018 JEANC contest (see the full list of winners here).

After four years as adviser, Elizabeth DeOrnellas is moving on to a new job at the completion of the 2019-20 school year. She can be reached at lizdeo@gmail.com. Here is a video retrospective of her tenure at Summit News:

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