2017 Portfolio Newspaper wins NSPA Pacemaker Award for third time

Bak’s award winning Portfolio newspaper has done it again – it became a National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker finalist for the third time.  The NSPA announced the 2017 winners during the annual fall conference in Dallas, Texas.

“I’m so incredibly proud of the 2017 staff,” Jessica Samons, adviser said.  “It is such a huge honor to win, but to get recognized three times, that’s just so awesome.”

The Portfolio newspaper also was a finalist for the Pacemaker in 2007, 2015 and again in 2017.  Out of the finalists, the Portfolio was one of the four middle schools who were selected, with most being high schools.