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The Banner newspaper editor Haley Taylor and yearbook staff members Lizzie Fortney,
Makenna Dishman, and Olivia Allen attended the annual state convention of Arkansas
Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) in Springdale.In the on-site competition, Taylor placed first
in newspaper design, Fortney placed first in yearbook clubs design and Dishman placed
third in yearbook advertising. The Disney stopper spread Allen designed for the 2019
Bruin yearbook earned a superior ranking and was named Best of ASPA.
Other awards won by The Banner include:
Superior - sports column (also won Best of ASPA)
Superior - Feature Page Design
Superior - Front Page Design
Excellent - Newspaper Column - Cross Engel
Excellent - Sports Page Design
Honorable Mention: Editorial Cartoon - Arianna Kegler
Honorable Mention: Review - Bailey Bearden