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Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

National honor for student magazine ‘pulp’ Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010

Pulp, The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School student literary art magazine

Pulp, The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School student literary art magazine

MIDLAND, Pa. – The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School student literary art magazine "pulp" has again won a prestigious national award.

The National Scholastic Press Association has chosen the 2009 edition of "pulp" one of 12 finalists for the NSPA Pacemaker Award for printed student magazines. Finalists were selected from 61 entries from across the country.

Student editors for the 2009 "pulp" were Margaret Burnside of Mount Jackson; Erin Hall of Freedom, Emma Jayne Stabbe of Baden, Natalie Averi Beaver Falls, Shae Tyler and Danette Hall of Aliquippa, Joshua Hulsizer of Beaver, Nick Bologna of Monaca, and Cara Wilks of Burgettstown.

Contributors and additional staff included: Kate Anker of Ambridge; Haley Burk and Rachel Zibaila of Beaver; Amber Christian and Callie Schmidt of Monaca; Jamie Clark of Crescent; Courtney Druzak and Taylor Sirko of Aliquippa; Kristen Faisant of Hickory; Audriana Joseph of Darlington; Maggie McCreary of Ellwood City; Jack Opal of West Middletown, and Josiah Bailey, Nate Sullivan, Laura Nahas, Fawn Rawl, D. Logan Thomas, David K. Wagner and Louis Ivan, all of Beaver Falls.

"Working on 'pulp' was a great experience," said Hulsizer. "In addition to furthering artistic studies, the student staff learns a lot about professionalism and meeting deadlines. The hard work and dedication we put into this helps us win these awards and take pride in our final product." Hulsizer was graduated last year from Lincoln Park and now is a freshman in interior design at Harrington College of Design in Chicago.

Scott Andrew is faculty media adviser for the magazine; Adam Atkinson is faculty literary adviser.

"The students on staff really care about every detail and decision that goes into making the magazine," Andrew said. "They approach making the magazine with an intent to stand out from the crowd and it is easy for them to get excited when their work pays off with national recognition."

The staff of the Alaska Quarterly Review judged the Pacemaker print magazine contest. Entries were selected based on excellence in content, writing, editing, photography, art, graphics, design and concept or theme.

A winner from among the 12 finalists is to be announced at a national high school journalism convention on April 17.

(Click to view the 12 finalists: View the Magazine Pacemaker Finalists)

The 2008 edition of "pulp" was a Pacemaker finalist last year and also won the NSPA All-American Award, the association's highest honor, in addition to several Pennsylvania state awards.

The National Scholastic Press Association evaluates 1,200 high school newspapers, magazines, and online publications annually as part of its mission to recognize the work of student journalists, improve the quality of student media and foster careers in media. A non-profit educational association based in Minnesota, NSPA provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries.

The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 8-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health sciences and media arts. The school enrolls 500 students from 42 surrounding school districts.

Source: Fred Miller, communications coordinator, fred.miller@nndsonline.org

About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science arts and media arts. The school enrolls students from more than 65 surrounding school districts.

Media Contact: Fred Miller, communications coordinator, fred.miller@nndsonline.org