Broken Arrow named All-Oklahoman for Pulse website


Ashley Spencer

Newspaper staffers who attended the OSM Media Monday at the University of Oklahoma pose for a photo with awards.

The newspaper class recently attended the Oklahoma Scholastic Media day at the University of Oklahoma. The class brought home many awards and recognition for their work. BAHSPulse was named an All-Oklahoman online newspaper. The newspaper class picked a category to submit stories to and submitted a few previously written throughout the year as well.  

Seniors Chris Haase and Eli Albaugh both placed first in their divisions at the Oklahoma Scholastic Media Day at the University of Oklahoma.

Haase has been in the newspaper class for 2 years. He won first place in the blog category, after writing about fitness and giving tips on how to get fit: He also won The Michael Cookson Award for Journalism Coverage of Healthcare and Medicine for a previously written story about junior Hannah Hoffman and her journey with Cystic Fibrosis:…-cystic-fibrosis/.

“My favorite part of the trip was being able to learn valuable tips and lessons that I can use in my future,” Haase said. “And of course, I also enjoyed winning a couple of awards for my newspaper stories.”

This is Albaugh’s first year in the class, and he joined newspaper so he could write stories about different things that happen throughout the school year. He brought home first place for a previously published online personality profile about junior Chase Nichols:

The group attended sessions that allowed them to learn about individualized topics. They participated in a tour of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

“The trip was so fun, and it was cool to see the things that OU does in term of news, media and broadcasting, as well as the equipment they get to use,” Albaugh said.

Senior Erma Oaks joined newspaper this year to learn more about journalism, and this trip helped her with that.

“I joined newspaper in order to expand my knowledge of journalism,” Oaks said. “I loved bonding with the staff and cheering them on when they won awards. The event was fun and informational, I learned a lot from the event.”

To join newspaper and enter your writing next year, fill out an application here: ZWfic2.