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Texas High School of Texarkana is one of the top 19 high school newspapers in America

Dec 5, 2019

Texarkana's Texas High School newspaper, the Tiger Times, is always impressive, but now it has also received a major national award.


The Tiger Times was recognized as one of America's best high school newspapers from the National Scholastic Press Association with a top honor.


Rebecca Potter, THS journalism sponsor, said she was so proud of her students: “They continue to set high standards for themselves," Potter said. "They are dedicated to producing a high-quality publication for the students of Texas High.”


Only 19 high school newspapers in the nation received this award, and there are more than 30,000 secondary schools (public and private). So this is a major achievement.


The newspaper received the NSPA Pacemaker Award.

"The students in our Publications Department do a phenomenal job each day making sure that news is delivered through their online magazine as well as their print version," said public relations director Tina Veal-Gooch.

"It's a high honor for them to be recognized in this way," she added.


Entries in the NSPA wee judged on photography, graphics, layout design, coverage, content, writing quality, opinion page leadership and in-depth reporting.

"The Tiger Times continues to make Texarkana proud, and I was thrilled to visit their facilities recently," said Texarkana News editor Randa Thornton-Mason. "Congrats to these wonderful students."

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