The student news site of Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin.

The Highlander Online

About

Welcome to The Highlander Online, the online website of Homestead High School, managed completely by the Highlander Publications student staff and adviser Rachel Rauch.  Primarily, the website focuses on the work done by Advanced Publications program: however, there is also work done from the Intro to Publications class. Content is published daily.

The Highlander News magazine is published once a trimester, and the Tartan Yearbook and Senior Magazine are published annually. All are components of the Highlander Publications program.

The purpose of The Highlander Online is to add timely, frequent, interesting stories to inform the Homestead and greater Mequon and Thiensville communities. The mission of the Highlander Publications program is to create well-rounded digital natives who adhere to deadlines and know the value of teamwork.

The Highlander Online’s editorial policy is to present facts and opinions in a fair and honest manner on issues pertaining to students at Homestead. We uphold the right to speak unpopular opinions and the privilege to agree with the majority. Letters to The Highlander Online are encouraged; however, we reserve the right to edit for length and grammatical errors. In addition, letters must be signed, but names will be withheld upon request. The adviser of Highlander Publications is Mrs. Rachel Rauch. Send comments or suggestions to [email protected]

Highlander Publications has won the following awards:

2015 NSPA Best of Show 10th place Newsmagazine – Orlando Convention

2015 ALL-KEMPA Grand Prize Newsmagazine

2015 KEMPA FIrst Place Online Newspaper

2015 KEMPA First Place Yearbook

2015 NEWSPA Blue Ribbon Grand Prize Newsmagazine

2015 NSPA Best of Show Newsmagazine – 8th Place at Denver Convention

2015 NEWSPA – First place (Blue Ribbon) Newsmagazine

2014 NSPA Broadsheet Newspaper Pacemaker Award

2014 KEMPA Second Place Yearbook

2014 KEMPA First-Place Newspaper

2014 Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Overall Excellence First Award and $1,000 Scholarship

2014 NSPA Best of Show Broadsheet Newspaper – 5th Place at San Diego Convention

2013 All-KEMPA Grand Prize Newspaper Award

2013 National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Best of Show Broadsheet Newspaper – 7th Place at San Francisco Convention

2013 Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Overall Newspaper Excellence Second Award

2012 Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Overall Newspaper Excellence First Award and $1,000 Scholarship

2012 Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) First Place Newspaper Award

 

The Highlander: Featured in Best of High School Press in 2013 and 2014

The Highlander: Featured in Best of High School Press in 2013 and 2014

Watch this video to find out more about the Highlander Publications program.

The student news site of Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin.
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