HiLite

Print and web journalism for today’s readers

The HiLite is the award-winning student newspaper of Carmel High School. Students work to produce 10+ issues of the paper each school year. Additionally, students work to update the website, www.hilite.org, daily with breaking news and photos of events that happen between print news cycles.

A sample issue

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Students enrolled in HiLite are expected to meet all deadlines and produce high quality work based on journalism standards set forth in the newspaper’s prerequisite courses, Newspaper 1-2 and photojournalism. This course, comparable to an honors course in other departments, requires dedication and commitment.

Facts and Figures

Note: For news articles related to the following awards and recognitions, click HERE.

HiLite NEWSPAPER
Circulation: 4,500
Number of Issues: 10
Awards:

  • CSPA Gold Crown Hybrid*—2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (*NOTE: The CSPA combined separate web and print awards into a combined “hybrid” category in 2013)
  • CSPA Gold Crown Print—1995, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • CSPA Silver Crown—1994, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2017
  • IHSPA Hoosier Star—2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • NSPA Hall of Fame newspaper (inducted 1997)
  • NSPA Pacemaker—2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NSPA Pacemaker finalist—2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Quill & Scroll George H. Gallup Award—1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Professional Affiliations:
IHSPA
NSPA
JEA
Quill & Scroll
ITW/NWP

HiLite ONLINE
Awards:

  • NSPA Pacemaker—1997, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • CSPA Gold Crown—2010, 2011, 2012 (Note: The CSPA combined schools that use both print and web into a “hybrid” category in 2013. Those awards are listed above.)
  • Webby Official Honoree—2010

ACUMEN
The Acumen started in 2004-05 as a way to provide Carmel High School students with in-depth coverage of topical issues. A tabloid-style insert to the regular HiLite newspaper, the Acumen is published four times per year and has covered such issues as racism, religion, technology and student health.

Awards:

  • NSPA conventions—Best of Show:
    Sixth place (spring 2007)
    Sixth place (fall 2007)
    Second place (spring 2008)
    Sixth place (fall 2008)
    Fourth place (spring 2009)
    Third place (fall 2009)
    Ninth place (spring 2010)
    Fifth place (fall 2010)
    Second place (fall 2016)
    Seventh place (fall 2018)

Promotional materials
BIG poster
HiLite brochure

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