The Satellite is Neenah High School’s student-produced online newspaper. Mrs. Beth Plankey, Journalism teacher at NHS since 1993, advises the paper. The newspaper took shape in the ‘70s as The Cub, evolved into the Satellite and published in print format until 2000 when the paper moved entirely online.
NHS is a considered a large school with approximately 1,877 students in grades 9-12. The Satellite is developed outside of the classroom. Students in the Composition for Journalistic Publications class contribute articles during the one-semester course, however, the class is not a prerequisite. Any student may join the Satellite.
The Satellite is a registered member of Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association (NEWSPA) since 1993. NEWSPA is a thriving program for high school journalists. Satellite members attend its spring conference, where more than 400 students participate in over 40 sessions and panels lead by professionals in the field of journalism. NEWSPA continues to evolve in its preparation of students for the journalism world. The Satellite staff participates in NEWSPA’s writing and photography competitions.
The Satellite is an award-winning newspaper. At the 2015 Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association (NEWSPA) Awards, the Satellite won 10 awards, including 4 Blue Ribbon Honors.
Large School Review Blue Ribbon Honors: Crystal Redemann
Large School Review White Ribbon Honors: Charley Hrobesky
Large School Editorial Cartoons Red Ribbon Honors: Alicia Orlando
Large School Essay and Photos White Ribbon Honors: Kaylie Gilliland
Large School Infographic Blue Ribbon Honors: Addie Zwick
Large School Open Photo White Ribbon Honors: Ksenya Seager
Student Developed Website Division Large School Writing White Ribbon Honors: Maddie Terlap
Student Developed Website Division Large School Photographics/Graphics Blue Ribbon Honors: Alivia Coon
Student Developed Website Division Large School Site Design Blue Ribbon Honors: Satellite Staff
Website not published through journalism class Large School White Ribbon Honors: Satellite Staff
Large School Column-Humorous First Place: Madeline Terlap
Large School Column- Sports Second Place: Paige Helgerson
Large School Review Second Place: Nick Morrisey
Large School Advertisement Third Place: Emma Fuhrman
Large School Editorial Cartoon Second Place: Alicia Orlando
Large School Comic Strip First Place: Alicia Orlando
Large School Illustration Second Place: Madeline Terlap
Large School Logo Design Second Place: Madeline Terlap
Large School Infographic First Place: Kiara Vanden Langenberg
Large School Essay and Series Photo First Place: Ksenya Seager
Large School Open Photo First Place: Ksenya Seager
Large School Writing Third Place: Charley Hrobsky
Large School Site Design First Place: Satellite Staff
Large School Website Not Published Through a Journalism Class Red Ribbon Honors: Satellite Staff