For a second consecutive year, The Roar (the Loveland High School Newspaper) has received scholastic journalism’s highest honor, the George H. Gallup Award.
The Gallup Award is the top honor in the 2012 International Awards for School News Media, sponsored by the Quill & Scroll Honorary Society for High School Journalists. Named for the founder of Quill & Scroll and the Gallup Poll, the award is given only to those publications the society says “have achieved and sustained excellence.”
The Roar received a “superior” rating in each of the three major categories – coverage, visuals, and writing/editing – in the news media evaluation. The award covers work done during the 2011-12 school year.
Quill & Scroll says Gallup Award recognition “is based on extraordinary improvement, exceptional service to the school and community, editorial campaigns, and in-depth reporting on special issues.” Its list of 2012 winners isn’t yet complete, but for reference, just 23 publications in the nation received the Gallup Award last year, including The Roar.
The following students comprised The Roar’s staff last school year: editors-in-chief Sabrina Newstead and Elizabeth Worsham; fellow 2012 graduates Steven Goodman, Reagan Johnstone, Danielle Meyer, Jessica Miller, Hannah Moloney, Ogonna Ononye, Marie Policastro, Kyle Sieg, Megan Slabaugh, Elizabeth Sullivan and Alyssa Tipton; and current seniors Matt Becker, Andrew Bessey, Mitch Casperson, Bridget Landis, Danny McManus, Ryan Moss, Jenna Myklebust, Erin Pogue, Carla Weismantel and Maddie Whitaker. Neil Schmidt is the faculty adviser.