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The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1921 for high school and secondary school publications in the United States. The association is membership-based and annually hosts high school journalism conventions across the country. The NSPA is considered to be one of the most prestigious award bodies in high school journalism, comparable to the Pulitzer Prize.

The NSPA scores publications in five areas: Concept & Essentials; Content; Writing and Editing; Photography, Art and Graphics; and Layout. Marks of Distinction will be given for accomplishments of extraordinary merit.

To receive the highest All-American Award, the magazine must earn at least four Marks of Distinction and 450 points out of a highest point total of 500 points. Only four percent of all entries receive the coveted All-American Award with four Marks of Distinction and only one percent of publications receive the All-American Award with five Marks of Distinction.

Laura Widmer Executive Director of the National Scholastic Press Association notified Ms. Pavelka and the Triton Yearbook staff of the 2016 honors on October 30, "What an incredible job your students did last year. What a great book. Kudos and congratulations. I will send you the critique tomorrow. You received one of the highest scores of the critique season and with that comes a 5-Star All-American!
Give my best to your staff!"

Congratulations to the staff of the PVHS Triton Yearbook 2016. Go Sea Kings!