Members of the Bucs’ Blade staff include, front row, from left: Ben Pease, Sophia Jaeger and Grace Ostric; second row: C.E. Sikkenga, Natalie DuPuis, Camille Berko, Morgan Womack and Mercedes Mancilla; third row: Emily Jarrell, Mike Baldus, Cameron March, Grant Englesman, Brendan Vandermeer, Sam Woiteshek, Grace Montgomery and Caleb Berko. Not pictured: Macayla Cramer, Emma Manzo, Gabi Nadeau, Adrienne Parcheta and Addy Wachter.

The staff of The Bucs’ Blade, Grand Haven High School’s student media outlet, capped one of its most successful school years with the news that it earned 31 individual awards – including a prestigious Spartan Award for overall excellence – from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.

In winning the Spartan Award, the paper scored 955 out of a possible 1,000 points, one of its highest scores this century, according to the student newspaper’s supervisor, C.E. Sikkenga.

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