Top Honors for Student Journalism

Westfield High School’s Optic Magazine, student-run and in its first year, was named most outstanding high school general magazine for 2020-2021 by the American Scholastic Press Association.  Optic also received 1st place “with special merit,” a designation indicating that the reviewer felt it was an outstanding overall example of a scholastic publication in format, content, and presentation.

Hi’s Eye, which was founded in 1935, received a 1st place award in the student newspaper category.

“I am very proud of what these students accomplished in this tumultuous year,” says Optic advisor Shawn McDonald who also is Hi's Eye co-advisor with Darren Finkel.


Source: Westfield Public Schools