The North Star Online


The North Star is a non-profit publication created by the journalism students of John Wesley North High School, 1550 Third Street, Riverside, California 92507. The North Star newspaper (print issue) is printed by Gardena Valley News Web Offset Printing Press and has a circulation of 1100. The North Star Online published using SNO sites. 

Our newspaper is a recipient of many national awards over the years and has been a consistent competitor in the JEA/NSPA National Highschool Journalism Convention. 

NSPA Best of Show Award 

Sixth Place 2018

Third Place 2017

Fifth Place 2016

Second Place 2015

Fourth Place 2014

Fourth Place 2013

Second place 2012 

Fourth Place 2010 

Tenth Place 2007

Third Place 2006

Fifth Place 2004

First Place 1998

Riverside Inspirational Youth of the Month Award for October 2009

NSPA All American Award 2012, 2002

NSPA Special Edition Best of Show eight place 2002

Los Angeles Times High School Journalism Award Third place 2002

International First Place Quill and Scroll Award 2007, 2004, 2002, 1996

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist 2009

Silver Crown 2010, 2003

Overall Design second place and the JEANC Multicultural Journalism Award 1995

American Scholastic Press Association First Place with Special Merit 1996, 1993

First Place with Special Merit 1996, 1993

First Place award 1998, 1995, 

Inland JEA First Place Award 1998, 1995

Inland JEA First Place Sweepstakes 1998 and Second Place Sweepstakes 1996, 1990



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