Massachusetts Scholastic Press Association




The 2019 All-State High School Journalism Staff at a Boston Globe reception. Photo by Netta Dror.

MASPA and JEA Contests

Massachusetts All-state Journalism Staff 
MASPA named its fifth All-state High School Journalism team in February 2024–the most accomplished high school seniors working for publications across the state. After a pandemic delay, we came back in 2023. Check out the 2020 winners here, 2019 winners here, and the 2017 winners here.

Enter the 2025 All-State Staff and Massachusetts High School Journalist of the Year contests here when the contest opens in the fall.

Applications due Feb. 15, 2025.

Massachusetts High School Journalist of the Year
Be named the top high school journalist in Massachusetts.

See specific requirements here.

Due: Feb. 15, 2025.

National High School Journalist of the Year
The state winners from all 50 states move on to the national competition, where the winner earns a $3,000 scholarship and runners up an $850 award. The winner and runners up are announced at the spring national JEA/NSPA convention, next year in Seattle from April 24-26.

Previous Massachusetts High School Journalists of the Year

2024 — Bella Ishanyan, Newton South

2023 — Ryan Martin, Franklin High School

2022 Anushka Patil of Westford Academy

2021 Sophie Lewis of Newton South High School

2020 Dina Zeldin, Newton South High School

2019Nathan Zhao, Wayland High School

2018 Cassidy Wang, Algonquin Regional

Runners up: Dakota Antelman, Hudson High School, and Isabel Gitten, Wayland High School

2017 Mona Baloch, Newton South High School

2016 Nathaniel Bolter, Newton South High School

2015 No winner

2014 Alexandra Schley, Hudson High School

2013 Astha Agarwal, Newton South High School

2012 Joe Joseph, Newton South High School

2011 Josh Kruskal, Newton South High School

2010 Sascha Bercovitch, Newton South High School

2009 No winner

2008 Katie Sanders, Newton South High School

2007 Ben Cotton, Newton South High School