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The members of the Satellite staff: (row 1, left) adviser Mrs. Beth Plankey, Ksenya Seager, editor-in-chief Maddie Terlap, Charlie Hrobsky and Madeline Horwath; (row 2, left) Emily Pirwitz, Sammy Meverden, Kiara Vanden Langenberg and Cameron Haen; (row 3, left) Alicia Orlando, Joshua Sturgell, Jack Terlap and Marissa Hart.

The members of the Satellite staff: (row 1, left) adviser Mrs. Beth Plankey, Ksenya Seager, editor-in-chief Maddie Terlap, Charley Hrobsky and Madeline Horwath; (row 2, left) Emily Pirwitz, Sammy Meverden, Kiara Vanden Langenberg and Cameron Haen; (row 3, left) Alicia Orlando, Joshua Sturgell, Jack Terlap and Marissa Hart.

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.

 

2015 Awards:

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

 

2016 Awards:

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

 

 

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