SNO recognizes 63 student publications as SNO Distinguished Sites for 2019-2020

Over the past eight months, more publications participated in and earned SNO Distinguished Sites status than ever before in the program’s seventh year.

SNO recognized 63 student publications as distinguished sites, compared to 49 last year, and awarded 264 publications with at least one badge, up from 219.

And while meeting the requirements to obtain each of the six badges is already challenging enough, a handful of these first-time winners faced an additional obstacle: Locking down the remaining badges while in a literal lockdown — working remotely due to COVID-19.

Take The Boiling Point, at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, as an example.

Heading into the year, as in years past, the Distinguished Site badges weren’t really on the radar of the staff. However, due to the fervor and proactivity of a few enthusiastic staff members, that quickly changed. By March, they had only the Multimedia badge to go.

Then came COVID-19, distance learning, and some serious contemplation from staff members on how to be an effective newspaper while working remotely.

“We realized that something we missed severely was that feeling of camaraderie and being in a room with one another,” said Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, the editor-in-chief of The Boiling Point. “We had lots of conversations about this, but we ended up coming to the decision that we needed to do as many multi-member projects as possible, because really, that collaborative environment is what we’ve always found to be most effective when working on our paper.”

Through the creation of an “Anti-Inertia Task Force,” a multitude of group chats, and some strategic restructuring, staff members quickly adopted an all-hands on deck approach, allowing them to push out an abundance of COVID-19 coverage including a new podcast series that not only earned them Distinguished Site status, but garnered attention from a local television news station as well.

In the case of The Boiling Point, COVID-19 turned out to be just the push they needed to dial up innovation and find new ways to connect with their readers.

“It’s a little bittersweet because nobody wants this situation at all, but I’m really proud of the students that they took a challenge and made something significant for our readers and our viewers and our listeners,” said Joelle Keene, faculty adviser of The Boiling Point. “They conveyed news and information that needed to be conveyed, they did it at their normal level of expertise and intelligence, but they also went into new media that they honestly may not have done this year if not for COVID.”

For Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, finally becoming a Distinguished Site in the midst of the pandemic represents a testament to the hard work of everyone involved in the publication.

“I think it worked out far better than I could have imagined, and I think that we will always have this actual achievement to remember all of the hard work that we did this year and especially in these times of isolation,” he said.

The multimedia badge also proved to be tricky for the staff of Granite Bay Today, at Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, Calif. Especially after coming up only a few podcasts short of becoming a Distinguished Site last year, they were dead set on not letting that happen again.

“We managed to get at least one podcast in before the end of the fall term, and it was like ‘Oh my gosh, we can do this,’” said Bella Khor, senior editor on Granite Bay Today. “Then the pandemic happened, but I was like we can still do this. It will be different, but we can still do it.”

In the words of Karl Grubaugh, faculty adviser of Granite Bay Today, what transpired next was a “weird, pandemic, COVID, do it from your bedroom, do it from your house situation.” Yet, by means of the Remind App, Zoom meetings, Google Drive and a meticulous organizational system, the staff of Granite Bay Today ultimately came out successful.

“It was definitely a learning experience working from home,” said Mareesa Islam, assistant editor on Granite Bay Today. “We did separate Zoom calls for interviews and then we had to mash it all together into one podcast. It was a new experience for us, but it was really fun to get to do that and we got it done.”

While the Granite Bay Today staff is finally walking away with some SNO Distinguished Site hardware this year, from Grubaugh’s perspective, it’s about more than just winning an award for an award’s sake.

“We’re all about trying to do good journalism, and what I’m appreciative of is that that plaque represents the fact that these guys have gotten better and better at taking what we do and making it work in a web context,” Grubaugh said. “I’m the old fart who you’re going to have to pry a hard print copy from my cold, dead fingers. That’s how I roll. But that’s not how the world rolls, so the fact that this sort of framework exists and these guys have jumped into it and gone for it has been great.”

And because COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate based on borders, across the pond, staff members of The Standard, at The American School in London, faced additional challenges as well.

At the beginning of the year, Louisa Avery joined The Standard as the publication’s new faculty adviser. After using SNO at previous schools over the past 10 years, she not only encouraged the staff to migrate their existing website over to SNO in the fall, she also introduced them to the Distinguished Site badges shortly after.

“I’ve always liked the badges because it gives the kids a checklist of something to look at and focus on,” Avery said. “I really think that just that structure of knowing that this is what your site needs to succeed, that they really took that on and made it happen.”

While Jonathan Novak, deputy editor-in-chief of The Standard, was hesitant towards the badges at first, by the end of the first semester they already had three under their belt. In fact, they were two weeks into posting towards the Continuous Coverage badge when COVID-19 forced their school to shut its doors.

Determined to persevere despite the circumstances, The Standard staff adapted to the pandemic quickly. Through a myriad of text messages, FaceTime calls and Zoom meetings, staff members took advantage of the opportunity to cover new Coronavirus-related content, causing their website analytics to skyrocket in the process.

“It was really encouraging to see that yes, they were working towards the badges, but their audience was really engaging with the material,” Avery said. “We could see how many views each story was getting and that motivated them to keep going.”

While the plaque they’ll be receiving is an added bonus, Novak said the Distinguished Site title really speaks to the planning, organization and commitment of staff members throughout the year towards transforming the website.

“We had always considered print to be our strong suit as a publication, and when we achieved the badges it really felt like now the website was pulling its weight properly,” Novak said. “I really think that our website would not be what it is today if we didn’t have that as a way to structure our growth.”

The folks at NSPA seemed to agree. The Standard placed second in the Best of Show small high school website category in April, up from not placing at all in November — a huge jump over a span of only five months.


Congratulations to all of the winners for the 2019-2020 academic year. This year’s complete list of SNO Distinguished Sites:

Scot Scoop News (Carlmont High School, Belmont, Calif.); El Estoque (Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Calif.); Granite Bay Today (Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, Calif.); Portola Pilot (Portola High School, Irvine, Calif.); The Boiling Point (Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, Calif.); El Cid (Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, Calif.); Harker Aquila (The Harker Upper School, San Jose, Calif.); LHS Epic (Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Calif.); The Wildcat Tribune (Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Calif.); The Paw Print (Woodside High School, Woodside, Calif.); Inklings News (Staples High School, Westport, Conn.); CavsConnect (Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Gables, Fla.); The Stampede (Wiregrass Ranch High School, Wesley Chapel, Fla.); The Southerner (Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Ga.); The Prowler (Starr’s Mill High School, Fayetteville, Ga.); Metea Media  (Metea Valley High School, Aurora, Ill.); The Blueprint (Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, Ill.); Spartan Shield (Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, Iowa); West Side Story (Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, Iowa); PLD Lamplighter (Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Ky.); The Black & White (Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Md.); The Lance (Linganore High School, Frederick, Md.); The Green Wave Gazette (Abington High School, Abington, Mass.); The Lantern (Cannon Falls High School, Cannon Falls, Minn.); OHS Magnet (Owatonna High School, Owatonna, Minn.); Knight Errant (Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, Minn.); The Echo (St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, Minn.); The Rubicon (St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, Minn.); The Vision (The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus, Miss.); Pathfinder (Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Mo.); The Messenger (Marquette High School, Chesterfield, Mo.); The Kirkwood Call (Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Mo.); LHS Today (Wentzville Liberty High School, Lake St. Louis, Mo.); FHN Today (Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo.); The Mirror (De Smet Jesuit High School, St. Louis, Mo.); The Wildcat Roar (Westminster Christian Academy, Town and Country, Mo.); The Lancer Feed (Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Mo.); The Catalyst (Millard West High School, Omaha, Neb.); Lancer Spirit Online (Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH); Eastside Online (Cherry Hill High School East, Cherry Hill, NJ); Maroon (Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY); The Leaf (Sycamore High School, Cincinnati, Ohio); WLHS Now (West Linn High School, West Linn, Ore.); The BA Blueprint (Bellwood-Antis High School, Bellwood, Pa.); The Purbalite (Baldwin High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.); Mountaineer (Stroudsburg High School, Stroudsburg, Pa.); Eagle Eye News (Tyrone Area High School, Tyrone, Pa.); The Uproar (North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, Pa.); The Central Digest (Chattanooga Central High School, Harrison, Tenn.); The Dispatch Online (James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas); The Shield (McCallum High School, Austin, Texas); Vandegrift Voice (Vandegrift High School, Austin, Texas); Westwood Horizon (Westwood High School, Austin, Texas); The Wolfpack (Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, Texas); Coppell Student Media (Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas); The Marquee (Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas); Wingspan (Liberty High School, Frisco, Texas); The Review (St. John’s School, Houston, Texas); Cain Live (Klein Cain High School, Klein, Texas); The Red Ledger (Lovejoy High School, Lucas, Texas); The Rider Online (Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas); Eagle Nation Online (Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas), The Standard (The American School in London, London, United Kingdom).

Introducing SNO Ads

Today, we’re excited to announce a new, free service that makes buying and selling advertising on your website easier for everyone.

SNO Ads takes the stress out of advertising sales. No longer do you have to come up with your own arbitrary prices, worry about handling payments or figure out how to put the ad on your site. It’s a concept users of the old SNO Ad Marketplace should be familiar with; SNO Ads is the new version we built in-house. We’ve fixed everything that was wrong about the old way and rebuilt a new platform from the ground up.

Here’s a little about how it works:

  • SNO Ads is completely optional and free. By being a SNO customer, you are not just automatically added in. Some staffs would rather sell ads on their own, others choose to opt into this program for a little help, and some schools don’t allow advertising at all. That’s all fine. You’re in control.
  • It’s a 70-30 revenue share in which 70 percent of the profit from ads on your site goes to you. Payments from advertisers are processed as credits on your SNO account.
  • SNOAds.com becomes a destination for advertisers to purchase and upload ads to be displayed on your site or multiple sites. Advertisers can search for schools by name, location, estimated impressions, school level, ad prices, and ad sizes.
  • There are three hard-coded ad spaces for sale, ranging by default in price (between $30 and $60), but you can set your own prices as you wish. (There’s a $10 minimum.)
  • Each ad space has three rotational slots. If each slot within one ad space is purchased, the ads will change randomly each time the page is visited. Advertisers will have the option to buy out all three possible rotations — or even all available ad spaces.
  • Every ad image and URL destination submitted by advertisers is reviewed by a member of the SNO team before it’s added to your site, so you can be assured that nothing inappropriate or controversial will appear.

As this service is optional, you can opt-in and out at any time. You don’t have to use it. But for those who do, we hope you — and your advertising partners — will love it.

The SNO Academy: Virtual Interactive Classes for Media Advisers and Student Journalists

We are excited to announce that SNO Sites is partnering with a group of the nation’s top journalism instructors to launch The SNO Academy, a series of live, interactive virtual classes for journalism advisers and student journalists this summer. Each course is limited to 12 participants and will be delivered via a Zoom video call and a private Slack channel.

The initial courses cover a wide range of journalism-related topics and classes vary in length and time commitment. And this is just a start. We will continue to add to the course list as we hear back from you. If there’s a class you would love to take but isn’t offered, let us know, and we’ll try to find the right instructor to develop a new class.

Classes start at $49 per student and fees are due at the time of registration. If you want to sign up for a course and need an alternate way to pay, send us an email and we’ll work out the details with you.

Look through the list of courses below and please share the details with any of your students that may be looking for training this summer.


Tracy Anderson
Tracy has been advising journalism students on The Communicator at Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 20 years.

Tracy’s Courses
• Improve your Writing
• The Secret to Stunning Narratives
• How to Revamp During COVID-19 and Plan for the Future
• Interview Like a Pro
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Mitch Eden
Mitch is in his 24th year of teaching, the past 14 at Kirkwood (Missouri) High School. He advises The Kirkwood Call newsmagazine, Pioneer yearbook and TheKirkwoodCall.com website.

Mitch’s Courses
• 10 Habits of a (sometimes) Successful Adviser
• Editorial Leadership
• Socialnomics
• Culture Club
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Karl Grubaugh
Karl, who spent two decades advising the Gazette student newspaper and GraniteBayToday.org student news website at Granite Bay High in Northern California, is retiring at the end of May.

Karl’s Courses
• Adviser Intensive
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Ivy Kaplan
Ivy is an education and training specialist at SNO Sites. Before coming to SNO, she held several editorial positions in the greater Washington, D.C. area after majoring in journalism at American University.

Ivy’s Courses
• Prepare Your SNO Website for Special Coverage
• Best of SNO Workshop
• SNO Distinguished Site Workshop
• Storytelling on Social Media
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Kari Koshiol
Awarded the JEA Rising Star in 2016, Kari Koshiol has been working with scholastic journalists for 10 years. She currently advises the Knight Errant, which is an award-winning publication that has a monthly print edition, a quarterly magazine, and a website.

Kari’s Courses
• Editing: It’s More Than Commas
• Grading Without Points
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Alex McNamee
Alex is an education and training specialist at SNO Sites. He’s been a writer, editor and designer at student publications of every level and majored in journalism at Eastern Illinois University. Before SNO, he worked the daily prep sports beat for newspapers across Illinois.

Alex’s Courses
• Analytical Thinking
• Modern Website Design
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Matt Rasgorshek
Matt is an award-winning journalism adviser at Creighton Prep in Omaha, NE. He has advised video and online publications that have received state, regional and national recognition.

Matt’s Courses
• Video Production 101
• Video for Advisers
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Matthew Schott
Matthew is the publications adviser at Francis Howell Central High School in Cottleville, Mo., where he advises the website, yearbook, newspaper, broadcast and literary magazine. His publications and students are regularly honored for their work both as publications and individually.

Matthew’s Courses
• Photography Basics
• Develop Your Photographic Style
• Photograph Adjectives Not Nouns
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Jim Streisel
Jim is the adviser of the HiLite newsmagazine and website at Carmel (Ind.) H.S. He was the 2013 DJNF Adviser of the Year. He’s also in a band called The Dead Squirrels, which is pretty cool.

Jim’s Courses
• The Foundations of News Writing
• Interviewing 101
• Establishing a Beat System
• Making Your Stories More Visual
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Coming Soon: Live Interactive Virtual Courses from The SNO Academy

Today, we are excited to announce that SNO is partnering with a group of the nation’s top journalism instructors to launch The SNO Academy, a series of live, interactive virtual classes for journalism advisers and student journalists.

The courses will vary in length (from half-day to multi-day) and cover a wide range of topics, such as Editorial Leadership, Video Production, Writing, Social Media, and much, much more.  All of the courses will be limited to no more than 12 participants to ensure that all students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and coursemates.

The first set of classes will be available starting in May and will continue throughout the summer and very likely into next fall.  We’re finalizing the details on a few more courses today, and we’ll release the full details of the new virtual SNO Academy on Thursday.  Feel free to drop us a line if you want to learn more before then.  Be safe and stay tuned!

Coronavirus Update From SNO Sites

SNO Sites is here to help during these challenging times

Like so many other organizations around the world, we’re taking steps at SNO Sites to respond to the Coronavirus emergency. We want to share those plans with you today and make you aware of two offers we have to help your journalism programs continue to thrive during these unprecedented circumstances.

At the top of our list, of course, is the health and safety of the SNO Patrol team that supports your journalism programs. Starting Monday, March 16th, all SNO employees are encouraged to work from home. We have an amazing team at SNO, and the level of support you receive from us will not change. Likewise, we have been in touch with the vendors we use to power the SNO platform infrastructure, and we have been assured that all systems will continue to function at the highest level.

Next, we know that many of our member schools will be moving to an online-only classroom model in the coming weeks, and that’s going to present a number of new challenges for advisers and student journalists. We have a planning and organizational platform, FLOW, that allows news staffs to coordinate their ideas, stories, and photos as they prepare for publication, and we want to make FLOW available to all of our customers for free through the end of the school year. You can sign-up for this free offer of FLOW through the registration button below. If you decide at the end of the school year that FLOW isn’t for you long-term, you can drop it with no strings attached. If you decide to continue using it next school year, we’ll add it to your website renewal.

Register for the free offer of FLOW

And finally, we know that your programs serve a vital role in keeping your school community informed. We have two mobile apps, the Student News Source for scholastic programs and the College News Source for college programs, that help deliver your news to your readers through their mobile devices. Most notably, the apps allow readers to subscribe to push notifications to be alerted when new stories are posted to your website. As with FLOW, we’re making the app free through the end of the school year for all programs that sign-up through the registration button below. And also like FLOW, if you decide at the end of the school year that the app isn’t a good fit for you, you can drop it with no strings attached.

Register for the free offer of the Source App

Thank you for being a SNO Sites customer. These are challenging times, and we want you to know that we are here to help you however we can.

Be well.

Best,

Tom Hutchinson & Jason Wallestad
SNO Sites, Co-Founders

Twenty-three SNO customer sites named NSPA Online Pacemaker Award Finalists

Twenty-three sites in the SNO network were among the 28 finalists for the National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker Awards.

We’re tremendously proud of these outstanding programs. They include:

Winners will be announced at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism convention April 16-18 in Nashville.

NEW! Attend intensive SNO training workshop this summer in Minneapolis

Join us this summer at one of three SNO Adviser Academy workshops, an immersive 2-1/2-day training for journalism advisers at our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn.

SNO’s technical trainer Alex McNamee will be on hand to meet you where you are and take you to the next level with this new workshop designed to give you a complete and extensive hands-on training using the SNO platform, whether you’re new to SNO or a seasoned veteran. And that’s not all: We’ll show you the way to train your students to use your website and add-on tools to uniquely set up each one for success. We’ll cover trends in design, mobile journalism and social media, advertising and marketing and show you how to execute. We’ll discuss ways to better manage your workload in the classroom as you’ll be able to brainstorm and network with other advisers just like you from all over the country.

Workshop Dates
Each session is limited to 12 participants.  

  • Option 1:  June 16 – 18
  • Option 2:  July 14 – 16
  • Option 3:  August 4 – 6

Cost
Fees are non-refundable after April 15th and do not include transportation, meals or lodging.

  • Eager Bird Fee (Register by January 1st):  $250
  • Early Bird Fee (Register by March 1st):  $275
  • Ordinary Bird Fee:  $295

There’s no better time than summertime to visit Minneapolis and St. Paul. Catch a home run ball at a Minnesota Twins or St. Paul Saints game, a short light rail trip away. Bike the Greenway to Minnehaha Falls, walk along the Mississippi River or any of our lakes. (We’re known to have thousands.) Grab a drink at one of the Twin Cities’ many breweries or just scarf down a Juicy Lucy and more great food at a local restaurant. And SNO HQ is located just across the street from the Mall of America, with all the shopping and amusement park possibilities you could dream of.

Space is limited in each session.  Reserve your spot today!

The SNO Distinguished Sites Application Season Is Now Open!

Starting today and ending on April 30, 2020, you can (and really should) apply for any (or all) of the SNO Distinguished Sites badges representing six key components of a modern news website:

  • Continuous Coverage

  • Site Excellence

  • Story Page Excellence

  • Best of SNO Excellence in Writing

  • Multimedia

  • Audience Engagement

Exclusively for SNO customers, the SNO Distinguished Sites is not a contest with winners or losers; rather it recognizes those sites that meet the standards in each of these core areas, and it aims to help all member programs excel online. News staffs are welcome to tackle the badges in any order, striving to earn as many as makes sense for their publication.

A program that earns all six badges will be awarded the honor of being a SNO Distinguished Site for the calendar year. In addition, Distinguished Sites will receive a plaque, a press release, and a letter will be sent to the school’s principal or PR department.

Last year, SNO recognized a record 49 student publications as distinguished sites and awarded a total of 219 publications at least one badge.

If you’re a new program and just starting out, you can use these standards to chart your course. If you’re an experienced program already doing these things, then what are you waiting for? Apply for badges right in your SNO Sites dashboard.

Meet the brand new FLOW – Your all-in-one newsroom management tool from SNO

We know that overseeing a journalism program involves a lot of moving parts. That’s why five years ago we created FLOW, an all-in-one newsroom management system designed to help you manage the chaos. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve rebuilt FLOW from the ground up.

Here are just a few of the features that you will find in the new version of FLOW:

  • Customizable Assignment Types, Filters, and Workflows
  • Automated Publishing to your SNO Website
  • Google Docs Integration
  • Integrated Chat and Notifications
  • Photo Storage and Management
  • User Management
  • Print Layout Planner
  • Grading

And that’s just the start. We’ve already started work on iOS and Android companion apps that will allow you to work with FLOW on the go.

We’re excited to offer FLOW for $250 a year as an add-on to your SNO website subscription. But you can get to know FLOW today with a 4-week, no-strings-attached free trial.

Ready to tame your newsroom with FLOW? Click here to sign up for your free trial.

SNO recognizes 49 student publications as SNO Distinguished Sites for 2018-19

SNO’s Distinguished Sites national recognition program, developed six years ago in an effort to more-clearly outline a set of standards for online student journalism excellence, saw more participation and success than ever before during the 2018-2019 school year.

SNO recognized 49 student publications as distinguished sites, compared to 27 last year, and awarded a total of 219 publications at least one badge, up from 117.

Beginning the year, SNO changed the way publications would apply for badges in an attempt to make the program more accessible (applications and badge information was available from the dashboard of each publication’s website) and user-friendly (publications could save their progress on an application to return to it later).

Considering the final participation numbers, that change was successful.

“We’re excited that our new simplified and streamlined submission process has made it easier for more journalism programs to work on best practices and get feedback about the direction of their website,” said Jason Wallestad, SNO co-founder.

The sentiment was echoed by award winners.

“We have been working towards this achievement for the past three years and were so excited to finally accomplish our goal this year,” said Ashley Swain, adviser to The Stampede at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, Fla. “The new format for submitting our individual badges and our Best of SNO submissions really helped us stay focused and organized this school year. I really appreciated that when we began submitting for the badges.”

The student publications pursue six badges that outline standards of excellence in areas of website design, audience engagement, story page layout, multimedia, writing and overall coverage. This year, as an additional and trending test in multimedia, SNO required that students produced and published podcasts to earn the badge.

“All five publications classes contributed to the goal of achieving the Distinguished Site recognition,” said Jonathan Hall, adviser to LHS Today at Liberty High School in Lake St. Louis, Mo. “Each class worked hard to improve the overall content of the site this year and promote it. Students were excited about becoming a Distinguished Site and the effort created a stronger sense of unity within the publications program.”

The badges are not to be passively applied for, as Hall’s five-class effort can attest to; rather, successful publications review the standards and plan for what it’ll take to meet them. When rejected, applications return to students with feedback and the opportunity to reapply.

“The badges forced my students to think more critically about what they covered and how they covered it,” said Mary Long, adviser to The Blueprint at Downers Grove South High School in Illinois. “It was an excellent learning experience for them. They were so filled with pride when the plaque arrived in the mail.”

Each of the 49 SNO Distinguished Site winners received a plaque in the mail — an occasion usually cause for celebration.

“Two administrators just burst into our classroom, read a letter, shook our hands and gave us a plaque,” wrote Lisa Roskens, adviser to Eagle Nation Online at Prosper High School in Texas.

A nice moment for first-time winners, for sure. Each publication interviewed for this article finally did get that plaque this year.

This year’s completed list of SNO Distinguished Sites:

Scot Scoop News (Carlmont High School, Belmont, Calif.); The Sage (Sage Creek High School, Carlsbad, Calif.); El Cid (Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, Calif.); The Paw Print (Woodside High School, Woodside, Calif.); The Stampede (Wiregrass Ranch High School, Wesley Chapel, Fla.); The Tribe (Santaluces High School, Lantana, Fla.); The Southerner (Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Ga.); The Blueprint (Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, Ill.); Spartan Shield (Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, Iowa); West Side Story (Iowa City West High School, Iowa City High School); The Little Hawk (Iowa City High School, Iowa City, Iowa); The Lamplighter (Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Ky.); The Black & White (Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Md.); The Lance (Linganore High School, Frederick, Md.); Wayland Student Press Network (Wayland High School, Wayland, Md.); The East Vision (East Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Mich.); The Lantern (Cannon Falls High School, Cannon Falls, Minn.); OHS Magnet (Owatonna High School, Owatonna, Minn.); Knight Errant (Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, Minn.); The Echo (St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, Minn.); The Rubicon (St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, Minn.); Pathfinder (Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Mo.); Marquette Messenger (Marquette High School, Chesterfield, Mo.); The Globe (Clayton High School, Clayton, Mo.); The Kirkwood Call (Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Mo.); FHN Today (Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo.); The Mirror (De Smet Jesuit High School, St. Louis, Mo.); LHS Today (Wentzville Liberty High School, Lake St. Louis, Mo.); The Declaration (Colonia High School, Colonia, NJ); The Red & Black (Patchogue-Medford High School, Medford, NY); The Leaf (Sycamore High School, Sycamore High School, Cincinnati, Ohio); The BluePrint (Bellwood-Antis High School, Bellwood, Pa.); Periscope (Carlisle Area High School, Carlisle, Pa.); The Purbalite (Baldwin High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.); Mountaineer (Stroudsburg High School, Stroudsburg, Pa.); Eagle Eye News (Tyrone Area High School, Tyrone, Pa.); The Central Digest (Chattanooga Central High School, Harrison, Tenn.); The Shield Online (McCallum High School, Austin, Texas); The Dispatch Online (James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas); Vandegrift Voice (Vandegrift High School, Austin, Texas); CPHS News (Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, Texas); Coppell Student Media (Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas); Wingspan (Liberty High School, Frisco, Texas); The Review (St. John’s School, Houston, Texas); Cain Live (Klein Cain High School, Klein, Texas); Farmers’ Harvest (Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Texas); The Red Ledger (Lovejoy High School, Lucas, Texas); The Rider Online (Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas); Eagle Nation Online (Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas)