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NCSMA congratulates all student media staffs that participated in the Statewide Student Media Contests. Results are posted here.

Results were announced during the virtual NC Scholastic Media Institute’s Statewide Awards Ceremony on June 16. Tar Heels were announced at the NCSMI closing that same day.

Critique booklets, plaques and certificates have been returned to advisers.

Student media staffs were recognized at the high school press association’s annual Institute, held virtually June 14-16. During the Institute, high school journalism students and teachers from across the state participated in instructional sessions led by university faculty and featured writers, designers and journalists.

More than 400 awards were distributed to schools and to high school student journalists and editors.

The top award, the Tar Heel, was presented to the following student media:

  • Wildcat News broadcast at West Johnston High in Benson
  • The Down ’Loe podcast at William G. Enloe High in Raleigh
  • Nighthawk News Online site at First Flight High in Kill Devil Hills
  • The Northwood Omniscient online site at Northwood High in Pittsboro
  • The Howler online site at Wakefield High in Raleigh
  • Wingspan Online news site at West Henderson High in Hendersonville
  • The Athens Oracle online news site at Athens Drive High in Raleigh
  • The East Chapel Hill Observer online news site at East Chapel Hill High in Chapel Hill
  • Blutopia literary magazine at Gaston Day School in Gastonia
  • Roars and Whispers literary magazine at Providence Senior High in Charlotte
  • Nighthawk News Magazine at First Flight High in Kill Devil Hills
  • Wingspan newspaper at West Henderson High in Hendersonville
  • The Eagle newspaper at East Mecklenburg High in Charlotte
  • The Hurricane newspaper at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington
  • The Torch yearbook at Athens Drive High in Raleigh
  • Shoreline yearbook at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington
  • Clarion yearbook at Davie County High in Mocksville
  • Shorelines yearbook at First Flight High in Kill Devil Hills
  • Prowler yearbook at Providence High in Charlotte
  • Westwind yearbook at West Henderson High in Hendersonville
  • The Chronicle yearbook at Christ Covenant School in Winterville
  • The Growler yearbook at Archdale-Trinity Middle in Trinity

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The 2021 Summer Institute will welcome students and teachers from across the state to an action-packed three days exploring and celebrating student voices. Join us for this virtual event featuring keynote addresses, instructional sessions, hands-on production and more.

The Institute is open to journalism teachers and media advisers and to students who are rising ninth-graders through 12th-graders.

  • The 2021 Summer Institute will feature the following divisions:
    • Design
    • Literary Magazine
    • News (Newspaper and Online News)
    • Photojournalism
    • Broadcast News
    • Yearbook
    • Advising Student Media

Students will enroll in one of seven divisions. Advisers may enroll in any of those divisions, or they may enroll in the advising division. The Rush staff of up to 12 advanced students will produce the Institute’s official news site, The Rush. Students who participate in broadcast news will produce the Institute’s newscast. The schedule will include instructional sessions for each division, along with additional sessions featuring special guest speakers, award ceremonies, creativity, investigative reporting and leadership boot camps, a trivia challenge and more.