Saint Agnes Scoop news­pa­per earns na­tional su­pe­rior rat­ing

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The Saint Agnes Scoop school news­pa­per, which com­pleted its 9th year of pub­li­ca­tion in May 2016, was re­cently award a rank­ing of Su­pe­rior by the Na­tional El­e­men­tary School Press As­so­ci­a­tion as part of its Na­tional Re­view and Rat­ing. This is the 9th con­sec­u­tive year that the news­pa­per, ad­vised by Noel Dolan, has achieved this rat­ing. Not­ing this run, the judge said, “I want you to know how in­cred­i­ble it is that you not only keep achiev­ing that rat­ing, but that you never let it slide. Many teach­ers let things slip and new stu­dents and staffs come and go. You are re­ally a pow­er­house pub­li­ca­tion and [the ad­vi­sor] and the staff should be so very proud.”

The judge com­mended last year’s 7th graders for step­ping into lead­er­ship roles in the ab­sence of any 8th grade staff. The judge also ad­mired last year’s re­port­ing by stu­dents liv­ing in Ger­many for the year. She wrote, “You might be the only el­e­men­tary school pa­per I know of do­ing in­ter­na­tional re­port­ing. This is fan­tas­tic. Ku­dos!” She fur­ther praised the staff’s ed­i­to­rial and pro/con writ­ing for its ex­am­i­na­tion of worldly is­sues and in­clu­sion of both sides in an ar­gu­ment.

The judge said, “I loved the story about Catholic Schools Week. It was very in­for­ma­tive and pro­vided a lot of heart. Also, the fact that you con­tacted the Vat­i­can me­dia of­fice speaks vol­umes about what you are teach­ing these young minds – how to pro­fes­sion­ally ac­cess high-pro­file pub­lic of­fi­cials and pub­lic fig­ures.”

The Scoop looks for­ward to its 10th year of re­port­ing on our St. Agnes com­mu­nity.

Mem­bers of the St. Agnes School Scoop news­pa­per.

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