Wauwatosa School District students have been recognized for their work on the student-run newspaper The Tosa Compass by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation. The students received a total of 20 awards as part of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s High School Better Newspaper contest, including five first-place awards, four second-place awards, five third-place awards, and six honorable mentions.
Students received awards in a variety of categories, including General Reporting, Public Affairs Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, Feature Story, Sports Story, Column Writing, Infographic/Illustration and Best Use of Multimedia/Website.
Recognized students include: Vivienne Anderson, Ava Beisenstein, Claire Guttormson, Lucy Hildebrand, Henna Kingdom, Alexandra Kratochvil, Beatrice Lazarski, Daisy Lehman, Scarlet O’Neil, Evelyn “Sky” Skyberg Greer, Sara Stanislowski, Olivia Waters, and Jenna White.
“I’m incredibly proud of our student-journalists for their hard work and dedication to our student-owned newspaper, The Tosa Compass,” stated Superintendent Dr. Demond Means. “Mr. Chris Lazarski and Ms. Megan Sampson have provided incredible support, guidance and leadership for our students as they grow their journalism skills and look to leverage their abilities in the post-high school world.”
A full outline of awards received - including students recognized and the title of their submission - can be found here.
The Tosa Compass is a news platform that is jointly produced by students from Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West High Schools. Stories can be found on The Tosa Compass website at www.TheTosaCompass.com.
The WNA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in 1980. WNAF works to improve the quality and future of Wisconsin’s newspaper enterprises, the industry and the communities they serve. The foundation solicits, manages and disburses funds and other resources for the benefit of Wisconsin’s newspaper industry and, ultimately, the citizens of our state.