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Capturing Memories and National Acclaim

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Ward Melville High School’s award-winning 2015-16 Invictus yearbook staff has received a Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association. They are the first Long Island high school yearbook to receive this prestigious award and one of only 31 high schools in the country to be presented with this honor.

According to the association, since 1927 the National Pacemaker Awards have been given annually for excellence in American student journalism. The awards are often considered to be the highest national honors in their field and are unofficially known as the "Pulitzer Prizes” of student journalism. Yearbook Pacemakers are judged based upon the following criteria: writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. 

Ward Melville’s 2015-16 yearbook was created with the help of advisor Cortney Weisman, who is a nationally certified journalism educator in addition to her art credentials. Working as a club, the students learn how to write journalistically and gain design and photography skills. 

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