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2020-21 Nevarmore Gets Marks of Distinction from N.C. Scholastic Media Association
A screenshot of the 2020-21 Nevarmore front page

The Nevarmore, Ravenscroft’s student newspaper, was recognized with two awards by the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association.

The NCSMA, an arm of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, is a statewide organization that promotes excellence in scholastic journalism and encourages respect for freedom of the press. Schools may submit their students’ work in newspaper and yearbook journalism for assessment and recognition by expert judges. Ravenscroft competes in the association’s small-schools category.

The 2020-21 issue of the Nevarmore focused on the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic affected the school community and beyond. While a few copies were printed for the school archives, the issue was primarily distributed digitally.

Upper School English teacher and Nevarmore advisor Tomeiko Carter shared that the issue was awarded a “Distinction” mark, the second-highest award, for the overall impression of the paper. In the Reader Services category, which examines how the writing, design and format work together to attract readers, the issue received the highest recognition, the “All-North Carolina” mark.

“These marks reflect our staff’s commitment to produce good work even in the midst of a pandemic,” she added.

Returning editor Alexandra Darcy ’22 agreed. “Our Nevarmore staff worked really hard to get all of our work completed on time and thoroughly, to produce the best product we could during the pandemic, and it definitely showed!”

Read the full issue of the Nevarmore here.