Northwest Guilford High School's
Award-Winning School Newspaper

2017
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
  • Honorable Mention for Advertising, Shalini Sharma
  • Award of Merit, Strip Cartoon, Stephanie Mayer 
  • Award of Merit, Shalini Sharma, Front Page Design
  • Honorable Mention, Online Feature Package, Tai Van Dyke
  • Honorable Mention and Award of Merit for Environmental Portrait, Catherine Gray 
  • Honorable Mention Pictorial/scenic photograph, Maddie Lawson
  • Second Place Online News story, Anna Yang
  • First Place Review story, Alexis Marvin and Katie Lee Parrish

Administrator of the Year: Ralph Kitley

All-Southern (Print)

Excellent (Website)


 

North Carolina Scholastic Press Association

OVERALL AWARDS

  • Photography- First Place
  • Graphics- Second Place
  • Design-Second Place
  • Features- Third Place
  • Sports-Second Place
  • Online Editorial- Honorable Mention
  • Online Features: Second Place
  • Online Photography: Third Place
  • Online Graphics: Honorable Mention

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 

  • News Article
    Honorable Mention: Anna Yang
  • Sports Article
    Third Place: Montana Murphy
  • Feature Photograph
    First Place: Maddie Lawson 
    Third Place: Catherine Gray
  • Personality Profile
    First Place: Faith Rickerts and Tai Van Dyke
  • Graphic
    First Place: Shalini Sharma 
    Second Place: Ryan Rivera 
    Third Place: Montana Murphy
  • Review
    Second Place: Aidan Bennett and Logan James
  • Front Page Design
    Third Place: Shalini Sharma
  • Inside Page Design
    Honorable Mention: William Royal Northwest Horizons
  • Video/Multimedia
    First Place: Tai Van Dyke
  • Inside Spread Design
    Second Place: Alexis Marvin

 

TAR HEEL AWARD and All-North Carolina for print edition

Distinction for Northwest Horizons Online

2016
Southern Interscholastic Press Association

All-Southern (Print)
Excellent (Website)
Excellent (Broadcast)

Honorable Mention and an Award of Merit for Feature Page Design- Clare Kilmartin
Third place for Online Features Writing- Montana Murphy
Best of Show for Graphics- Nikole Nguyen
Best of Show for best Strip Cartoon- Tai Van Dyke and Stephanie Mayer

North Carolina
Scholastic Press
Association

Overall Awards
Distinction: Print and Website
Honor: Broadcast 
Second Place: Photography
Honorable Mention: Advertising
Third Place: Graphics
Honorable Mention: Design

Individual Awards
Third Place Editorial: Faith Rickerts
First Place Graphic: Nikole Nguyen
Honorable Mention Graphic: Tai Van Dyke and Stephanie Mayer
First Place Cartoon: Tai Van Dyke 
First Place Sports Article: Alexis Marvin
Second Place Features Article: Clare Kilmartin


National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Individual Awards:
Alexis Marvin (3rd Place Sports Story)
Nikole Nguyen (9th place Graphic)
Stephanie Mayer and Tai Van Dyke (8th place, Illustration)

2015
Southern Interscholastic Press Association

All-Southern (Print)

Excellent (Website)

Best In Show, Feature Page (Clare Kilmartin)
Best In Show, Center Spread (Mackenzie Mitchell)
Best In Show, Strip Cartoon (Mackenzie Mitchell
Award of Merit, Entertainment Page (Nick Loschin)
Third Place: Personality Feature (Clare Kilmartin)

North Carolina Scholastic Press Association
• Feature Article, Honorable Mention, Faith Rickerts
• Feature Article, Honorable Mention, Katie Lee Parrish and Harley Nefe
• Sports Photograph, Honorable Mention, Sarah Boggins...
• Feature Photograph, Third Place, Annie Ford
• Feature Photograph, Second Place, Nikole Nguyen and Willa Ma
• Cartoon, Honorable Mention, Mackenzie Mitchell
• Graphic, Honorable Mention, Austin Drake and Nick Loschin
• Sports Column, Third Place, Harley Nefe
• Sports Column, Second Place, Lindsey McGuirk
• Review, Second Place, Noah McCormick and Sophie Vazquez
• Inside Spread Design, Honorable Mention, Mackenzie Mitchell
Section Awards
• News (web): Third Place
• Features (web): Honorable Mention
• Graphics: Honorable Mention
• Design: Second Place
• Editorial: Honorable Mention
• Features (print): Third Place
• Sports: Honorable Mention
Website: Distinction
Newspaper: Distinction

2014

North Carolina Scholastic Media Association
All-North Carolina
 
Individual Newspaper Awards:
Third Place: Sarah Boggins, News Article
Second Place: Willa Ma, Graphic
First Place: Nikole Nguyen, Graphic
First Place: Sarah Colby, Sports Column
Second Place: Mackenzie Mitchell, General/Editorial Column
Third Place: Front Page Design, Sarah Deutchki
First Place: Nick Loschin, Inside Page Design

Online:
Third Place: Photography
Distinction (second from the best)
 
Overall Newspaper Awards
First Place: Photography
First Place: Advertising
First Place: Graphics
First Place: Design
First Place: Editorial
Second Place: Features
Second Place: News
Honorable Mention: Sports
 
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
Superior Rating
Second Place for Staff Editorial
Best of Show: Mackenzie Mitchell for Strip Cartoon
Award of Merit: Brenna Profit for Center Spread Design
Award of Merit: Nick Loschin for Entertainment Page Design
Honorable Mention: Willa Ma for Sports Page Design
Award of Merit: Brenna Profit for Sports Photograph
Grammar Guru Second Place Prize (plus a cash award of $20): Willa Ma
Excellent Rating for our website, www.northwesthorizons.com.
2013
National Scholastic
Press Association
Second Place Pacemaker for Diversity Story of the Year
Danny Nett
North Carolina Scholastic Press Association
All-North Carolina
AND
The Tar Heel Award
Individual Awards:

Second Place, Feature Article (Katie Kilmartin)
Second Place, Feature Photograph (Brenna Profit)
Third Place, Editorial Column (Nick Loschin and Jackson Parrish)
Third Place, Inside Spread Design (Christine Son)
Honorable Mention, Inside Page Design (Sarah Deutchki)
Honorable Mention, Review (Danny Nett and Samantha Smith)
Honorable Mention, Graphic (Matthew Taylor)
Third Place, Cartoon (Matthew Taylor)
Honorable Mention, Staff Editorial
Honorable Mention, Sports Photograph (Brenna Profit)

Overall Awards:

First Place in Sports
Honorable Mention in News
Honorable Mention in Editorial
Third Place in Design
Third Place in Graphics
Honorable Mention in Advertising
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
All-Southern
 

Jennifer Nelson was named alternate for NC's Journalist of the Year!

SIPA Awards:

  • Honorable Mention: Editorial Cartoon, Matthew Taylor
  • Honorable Mention: Computer Graphic, Brenna Profit
  • Honorable Mention: Sports Page, Katie Kilmartin
  • Honorable Mention: Grammar Test, Christine Son
  • Honorable Mention: Grammar Test, Grace King
  • Award of Merit: Entertainment Page, Sarah Deutchki
  • Award of Merit: Online (entire staff)
  • Third Place: Editorial Column, Jen Nelson
  • Second Place: Feature Story, Grace King
  • First Place: Staff Editorial (entire staff)
  • Best in Show: Club photo, Brenna Profit
 
2012
North Carolina Scholastic Press Association
All-North Carolina
AND
The Tar Heel Award
 

Individual Awards

Honorable Mention

  • News Article: Danny Nett and Annabel Brunk
  • Sports Article: Callie Payne and Annabel Brunk
  • Feature Article: Carson Beam
  • Feature Photograph: Katerina Mansour
  • Sports Column: Danny Nett
  • Inside Page Design: Katie Kilmartin

Third Place

  • News Photograph: Carson Beam

Second Place

  • Inside Page Design: Jonathan Williams

First Place

  • Staff Editorial: Matt Shears
  • Cartoon: Matthew Taylor
  • Front Page Design: Callie Payne
  • Inside Page Design: Grace King
  • Spread Design: Christine Son

    Overall Awards

    • Honorable Mention in Sports
    • Third Place in Editorial
    • First Place in Design
    • First Place in Graphics
    • First Place in News

Southern Interscholastic Press Association
SUPERIOR RATING!
 
Best in Show: Strip Cartoon, Matthew Taylor
 
Honorable Mention: Callie Payne, Front Page Design
 
Best in Show: Entertainment Page Layout, Grace King
2011

National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Finalists!


North Carolina Scholastic Press Association
All-North Carolina
 

Liz Crampton was named an alternate for NC's Journalist of the Year!

Individual Awards:

  • Honorable Mention
    • Sports Photograph, Mackenzie Macksood
    • Reviews, Josh Campbell
    • News Article, Christine Son
  • Third Place
    • Sports Photograph, Morgan Von Steen
    • Graphics, Shannon Carr

  • Second Place
    • Editorial Column, Grace King

  • First Place
    • Features Photograph, Michelle Mackay
    • Graphics, Shaunee Vazquez
    • Editorial Column, Liz Crampton
 

Overall Awards

  • Honorable Mention:
    • News

  • Third Place
    • Photography
    • Advertising

  • Second Place
    • Design
    • Sports

  • First Place
    • Graphics
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
Honorable Mention: Callie Payne and Jessica Augsburger, Entertainment Feature Column
 
Second Place: Alyssa Paige Miller, Entertainment Feature Column
 
Second Place: Grace King and Morgan Von Steen, Sports Feature
 
Honorable Mention: Mackenzie Macksood, Club Photography
 
Award of Merit: Jessie Sharpe, Special Effects in Camera
2010
North Carolina Scholastic Press Association
Third Place: Feature Photography Krista Roy
 
Second Place: Cartoons
Jonathan Lindsay
 

Second Place: Sports Article
Brittney Stone
 
Third place: Graphics
Rebecca Piner, Matt Shears
 
Second Place: Editorial
Kelsey Streyle
 
Honorable Mention, Review
Lauren Mast
 
Honorable Mention, General Column:
Shaunee Vazquez
 
Honorable Mention, Editorial Column:
Matt Shears
 
Honorable Mention: Sports
 
Honorable Mention: Graphics
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
Shoquist Freedom of the Press Award
 
First Runner Up: Sarah Brace, Entertainment Page Layout
 
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Lindsay, Editorial Cartoon
 
Honorable Mention: Brittney Stone, Center Spread Layout
 
Second Place: Brittney Stone, Editorial Column
2009
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
Shoquist Freedom of the Press Award
 
First Runner Up: Auburn Petty, Entertainment Page Layout
 
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Lindsay, Editorial Cartoon
North Carolina Scholastic Press Association
All-North Carolina
 
Second Place: Graphics, Jonathan Lindsay
 

First Place: Amanda Read, Sports Article
 

Third Place: Emily Price, Sports Article
 
First Place: Eric James, News Article
2008
North Carolina Scholastic Media Association

Second Place: Graphics
 
First Place: Features
 
Third Place: Bridget Landwehrmann, Editorial Column
 
Third Place: Rebecca Piner, Graphics