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HHS student broadcast journalism program "HTV Magazine" wins 17th Pacemaker, nation's top prize

Nov. 7, 2023


Hillcrest High School's "HTV Magazine" has won its 17th Pacemaker Award, an annual recognition of the top broadcast journalism program in the nation. 

The National Scholastic Press Association sponsors the yearly contest, which requires schools to submit three full shows from the 2022-23 school year. 

"We are honored to be recognized by NSPA," said Dave Davis, "HTV Magazine" adviser and broadcast journalism teacher. "Our students submitted great work for consideration, and we're proud to continue the legacy of exceptional student journalism on the Hill."

This is the 21st time in 27 years HTV has been named a finalist, winning the award 17 times since 1996. The Hillcrest show, produced for teens by teens, holds the national record for scholastic broadcasting.

The 2023 Pacemaker winners can be found here:

In addition, Abi Phillips received fifth in "Commentary" with Audrey Holmes earning an Honorable Mention in that same category, giving HTV two of the top ten winners. In "Sports," Shelby Epperly and Caylee Davis also earned Honorable Mention.