Westminster Publications Win First Class Rating
- School: Westminster Christian Academy
- Award: First Class with One Mark of Distinction
The National Scholastic Press Association has rated Westminster Christian Academy's newspaper and yearbook “First Class with One Mark of Distinction.”
Newspaper and Yearbook Advisor Scott Vonder Bruegge says for the last two years, the staff has received first class – close to All-American (first class with four marks of distinction).
The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) is a nonprofit membership organization that offers a publication critique service to high school publications such as newspapers and yearbooks.
“I’m impressed with both staffs,” says Vonder Bruegge. “They see the value in not wasting their time, and they want to do something worthwhile.”
Vonder Bruegge attributes the success to students’ motivation to excel and to have a good program. Last year’s newspaper editor-in-chief, Danielle Cicka, was pleased with the award the Wildcat Roar received.
“I was ecstatic about the award the newspaper staff received, especially considering it was the highest distinction the staff had ever received,” says Cicka. “I knew the staff really stepped up their game, and it was wonderful to have that solidified and recognized with the distinction.
Westminster Christian Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving 940 students in grades 7–12. Westminster provides an academically diverse student body with knowledge in the traditional liberal arts and the skills and wisdom to apply that knowledge, encouraging students to embrace a biblical worldview and integrate it into every area of life. For more information, visit www.wcastl.org.
Editor’s note: Westminster Christian Academy (www.wcastl.org) is located at 800 Maryville