Best of SNO Digest: Dec. 18, 2013

Best of SNO is designed to showcase the great stories, images, and videos being produced by members of the SNO network, as well as to inspire staffs with content ideas and new approaches to traditional stories. Here’s a summary of the best work from the past couple weeks.


Texas student ranks #1 on QuizUp app

Troy Allen, Lufkin (Texas) HS
If you want to learn more about art history, there is an app for that, and senior Cody Carter has mastered it by climbing to the top of the charts to be ranked number one in the world on the world’s largest trivia app “Quiz Up.”

Student finds success in speed skating

Rachel Lyons, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, Minn.
Like many other Benilde St. Margaret’s students, sophomore Gunnar Lundberg once called himself a hockey player. However, upon realizing he lacked passion for the sport and disliked the bulky pads, he quit. “I’ve always loved the ice, and after I quit hockey, I missed it [and] started speed skating. I kind of get withdrawal at the end of the [speed skating] season,” Lundberg said.

Karsten Melton is a real super hero [VIDEO]

Kaitlyn Styve and John Burdette, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

Omaha schools take football rivalry to state championship

Aren Redell, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.
Tonight, Westside (11-1) and Omaha North (11-1) meet in the Class A State Championship game. It will be Omaha North’s second straight trip to the title game. For Westside, it has been seven years.

Rand Paul needs a Noodle Bib account

Shane McKeown, Shaker Heights (Ohio) High School
Ah, Thanksgiving. What better way to celebrate than a column about stealing?

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