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Yearbook Wins!

'Look Up', last year's yearbook is a finalist for the Pacemaker award this year. According to Yearbook sponsor, Jeremy Kamm, this is "kind of like making the playoffs and going to the Superbowl."

"Pacemaker finalists were announced in Minneapolis by the National Scholastic Press Association. Overall, what separated the finalist's books from the rest was clean designs, strong photography and comprehensive coverage of local and national trends. The selected publications also had clever and solid themes that developed both visually and verbally throughout the book. A team of judges comprised of experienced journalism professionals and educators chose finalists from five categories that totaled 367 entries. From these entries, 89 were selected as finalists. NSPA congratulates all finalists in this step towards winning scholastic journalism's most prestigious award, the Pacemaker." from http://studentpress.org/nspa/2015-yearbook-pacemaker-finalists-announced/

Mr. Kamm and a group of yearbook representatives will travel to Los Angeles April 14-17, 2016 to participate in the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention where the Pacemaker winners will be announced. Please congratulate the yearbook staff and specifically Kenzie Brockman and Josh Bulawa. Maddie Malhotra was the Editor In Chief last year and is now attending Boston University.

March 10, 2016 | By mdboatwright | Category: Chaparral High School

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.