On Monday, the competition for Best of SNO officially began. When you submit your content for consideration, your work is being compared to more than 20,000 stories from journalists at 500 different schools (based on last year’s data). So earning a Best of SNO credit is a big deal.
To help you get started and spark some inspiration, we wanted to revisit last year’s Best of SNO Stories of the Year.
Best Audio Package: Flourish: Stories of unconditional love, by Kaylene Lin, Carlmont High School
Best Deep Dive: In-Depth: Barriers to Mental Health Care in Black Communities, by Lauren Pickett, Marquette High School
Best Double Take: Meet the multiple multiples of McCallum, by Lily Prather, Kate Boyle, Ellen Fox, and Elisha Scott, McCallum High School
Best Epitome of Gen-Z: Driver’s License “Brakes” Records, by Shoshie Hemley, Iowa City High School
Most Inflatable Story: Turkey War, by Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers, Millard West High School
Most Likely to Pique a SNO’s Developer’s Interest: Tech companies update computing terms to promote inclusivity, by Melissa Chen and Rachel Wu, Lynbrook High School
Best Nerd Empowerment Article: Power of the nerd: Dungeons & Dragons, by Gray Corkey, Metea Valley High School
Best of Colleges: Exposed and Naked, by Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College | The Red Deal proposal prioritizes climate justice and liberation for Indigenous people, by Nia Beckett, Northeastern University – The Scope Boston | How these queer professors support their LGBTQIA+ students, by Mary Helene Hall, Mercer University
Best Opinion Writing: Democracy and Idolatry, by Sally Cho, North Allegheny Senior High School
Best Photo Essay: Crisanto Street: A NML Photo Essay, by Ernest Leong, Los Altos High School
Best Political Scene Setting: YEAR OF THE YARD SIGN: Election’s conflicts and tensions are playing out on area front lawns, by Keira Beller, Shalhevet High School
Best Public Impact Story: KSP training slideshow quotes Hitler, advocates ‘ruthless’ violence, by Satchel Walton and Cooper Walton, duPont Manual High School
Best Sports Story: Beyond the binary, by Hanah Kitamoto and Caroline Mascardo, Iowa City West High School
Best Story Package: What does shelter-in-place mean when shelter is unaffordable?, by Eric Fang, Lucy Ge, Nina Gee, Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, Alysa Suleiman, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Sara Yen, and Gloria Zhang, The Harker Upper School
Best Video Feature: Remembering the life of Panton Adams, by Logan Schiciano, The Masters School
Most-Read Story: Machismo: Toxic Masculinity Within Hispanic Culture, by Emara Sáez, Academy of the Holy Names (More than 5,700 views since September)
Best Topical Coverage: Chaos at the Capitol, by Dana Richie, Henry W. Grady High School | Verdict brings relief, hope, by Andrea Melear and Jacob Khabie, St. Louis Park High School | Yellow Wave: Organizations, elected officials and community members take steps to address AAPI hate, by Michelle Sheen, Sunny Hills High School
Our reviewers are excited to get to read, watch and listen to your work this year. Bookmark Best of SNO to read new content from student journalists around the world daily.