Crier Editor-in-Chief Atarah Israel named Indiana High School Journalist of the Year


Anthony Young

FRONT FLURRY Preparing for Crier’s March 25 deadline, Atarah Israel, senior and Editor-in-Chief, works on building the front page. Her favorite part of building the page was seeing the design come together after picturing it in her head.

After her substantial contributions and impacts as a student journalist, Atarah Israel, senior and Crier Editor-in-Chief, was named Indiana High School Journalist of the Year by the Indiana High School Press Association. This award recognizes the top high school journalists in the country. Atarah will represent Indiana in the National High School Journalist of the Year competition at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Apr. 7-9 in Los Angeles, California. 

“It was an out of body experience,” Atarah said. “It feels gratifying to be recognized for the hard work that I’ve done. I just feel very thankful that I found Crier my freshman year because I would not be the high school student I am today. As I’ve given to Crier, I’ve received so much more back.”