Best of Best of SNO: End of Year Edition

Wow, SNO community! You all brought it in a HUGE way this school year.

This was definitely one of the strongest years in听听history, both in terms of quality and the number of submissions.

As always, Best of SNO competition is tough! It appears we will end the year with a 15% publication rate. Want some tips on what our reviewers look for? We鈥檝e got you covered听.

Here are a few other notable stats* as we approach the end of this year鈥檚 submission window:

  • Over 16,400 submissions received (over 1,000 more than last year!)

  • Over 590 schools participated (over 50 more than last year!)

  • Over 2,400 articles,听,听听补苍诲听听published (over 500 more than last year!)

  • 351听听badges awarded to schools published at least once on听.

Here are a few of the SNO Patrol鈥檚 favorite stories from the past school year:

Our Favorite Piece of Timely Coverage

by the Purbalite Staff, Baldwin High School

Our Favorite Sports Feature

听by Tiffany Zhu and Claire Zhao, The Harker School

Our Favorite Coverage about Teacher Shortages

by Minsong Ha, Zakareya Hamed, Nimera Shanil, Allie Deutsch, and Sakura Mogami, McLean High School

Our Favorite Tech Story

听by Celia Sadewasser and Shanza Sami, Iowa City West High School

Our Favorite Follow-Up Story

by Olivia Evans, Hebron High School

Our Favorite In-Depth Story

by Willem Hummel and David Moss, Marquette High School

Our Favorite Community Story

by Manas Borra, Coppell High School

Our Favorite Academics Story

by Lilly Wu and Olivia Yuan, Lynbrook High School

Our Favorite Editorial

by the 23-24 Editorial Board, Archer School for Girls

Our Favorite College Story

by Soraya Keiser and Alyssa Malyon, Bethel University

Our Favorite Video

by Henry Leins and Vicent Wong, Palo Alto High School – In Focus TV

Our Favorite Podcast

by Rikka Dimalanta and Jenny Marquez, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School

Our Favorite Photo Essay

by Sami Moesch, West Chicago Community High School

Coolest Celebrity Connection

by Emmie Rose, George Rogers Clark High School

Story that Made the SNO Patrol Feel Nostalgic

by Nicholas Lee, Carlmont High School

Our Favorite Incorporation of Taylor Swift Lyrics

by Gourav Pany, Center Grove High School

Student Journalism Causing Change

by Natasha Torkzaban, Morgan Salisbury, Maya Smith, and Jack Tell, Lawrence High School

People鈥檚 Choice 鈥 Highest Number of Story Views from this School Year According to Analytics

by Violet Gude, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

Whether your staff submitted one or 180 pieces for consideration, we wouldn鈥檛 have Best of SNO without the awesome SNO community. Thanks for participating, and we hope to see more of your work next year!

*All statistics and information was accurate as of May 29, 2024.