The Hawkeye, the student-run newspaper at Mountlake Terrace High School, was at a Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) convention Thursday night, where they were awarded a plaque for winning the First Amendment Press Freedom Award.
The school found out it won the award in late February. This is the third year in a row The Hawkeye has won the award.
According to the Journalism Education Association, the award “recognizes public high schools that actively support, teach and protect First Amendment rights and responsibilities of students and teachers, with an emphasis on student-run media where students make all final decisions of content.”
Ten other schools in addition to Mountlake Terrace earned the award. All schools were presented plaques at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles.