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 2020-21 school year, the journalism class is being offered at three sites: Summit Denali, Summit Everest and Summit Tahoma. We have reporters working hard to cover the rest of our SPS campuses in Calif., including teams from K2, Summit Prep and Shasta!
Summit News won six awards at the 2020 Journalism Education Association of Northern California annual contest (see the full list of winners here).
The 2021 award-winning stories included:
*News Story: Shasta Editor-in-Chief Evelyn Archibald’s article on Summit Public School’s faculty-wide salary freeze won second place
*Profile Feature Story: This article featuring a Summit Chemistry teacher’s experiences in the field of education was recognized.
*Sports News Video: This video featuring an interview on Summit Sports reopening was recognized.
The full list of awards for the 2021 JEANC contest can be seen here. 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 has moved on to a new job after the completion of the 2019-20 school year. She can be reached at email@example.com. Here is a video retrospective of her tenure at Summit News:
This 2020-21 school year, Summit News welcomes Sarah Pereyra as the new teacher advisor and Keith Dinh as the student advisor.
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