The SNO Distinguished Sites recognition program gives news staffs six standards that will help their publications excel online. If a site earns all six badges during the application period, it will be awarded the honor of being a SNO Distinguished Site for the calendar year.
To achieve this award, the newspaper must earn each of the six badges: Multimedia, Audience Engagement, Continuous Coverage, Story Page Excellence, Site Excellence and Best of SNO.
One of the badges recognizes excellence in journalistic writing. PattonvilleTODAY had three different stories selected for the Best of SNO this year. Sophomores Elise Banks and Matthew Jacobi (two) have been featured on the site this year.
“Our co-editor-in-chief, Matthew Jacobi, made it his mission for our staff to achieve this goal, and he worked tirelessly to make it happen,” adviser Dr. Anne Boyd wrote in an email.
Read Best of SNO stories from Pattonville High School:
“The Hidden Battle” by Elise Banks
“Cracking Down on Motivation: Tips for End of Year Survival” by Matthew Jacobi
“Leaving the Helm: Dobrinic Retires” by Matthew Jacobi