Paragon and Crier awarded Hoosier Star


Francis Hovland

RAIN CHECK This photo of Charity Ibikunle taken by Francis Hovland, class of ‘21, won first in nation for feature photography.

Josephine Mittelberger, Business Manager

The school’s publications were honored with national recognition. Paragon’s Francis Hovland, class of ‘21, won first place for NSPA (National Scholastic Press Association) Photo of the Year and Crier’s Anthony Young, Atarah Israel, seniors, and Lana held an honorable mention for Front Page Design. 

Crier and Paragon have also been awarded the Hoosier Star award from the Indiana High School Press Association. This organization recognizes and awards the best publications in the state. After two rounds of judging, Crier was one of five newspapers in their division to receive a Hoosier Star and Paragon was one of four. 

“The staff put in an immense amount of work and I’m so glad that our hours of dedication paid off,” Lana Salahieh, class of ‘21 and former editor-in-chief of Crier, said. “I couldn’t be more proud of us.”

Kristen Baurain