Midway wins top awards for website, journalism


Myles Cobb

In addition to awards recognizing the entire Midway staff, two staff members receive individual awards for their work.

Ryan Clark, Assistant Editor

The U-High Midway staff placed in four Best of Show categories, including first place for the Midway website for schools with fewer than 1,500 students, in a national competition sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association.

The Midway won eighth place in the category for tabloid newspapers up to 16 pages with the March 12 two-page issue.

In the podcast category, assistant editor Adrianna Nehme placed eighth for her podcast, “Without volunteers, organizations need extra assistance,” and arts co-editor Julian Ingersoll placed 10th in the COVID-19 Coverage category with “Throughout pandemic, students explore LGBTQ+ identity.”

“We’ve been working really hard and under difficult circumstances, and our hard work has really paid off,” Ella Beiser, editor-in-chief, said. “I’m really proud of the staff.”

The Midway website was also a finalist for the Online Pacemaker Award but did not receive the award. The NSPA announced these awards April 10 during the virtual JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention.