2016 Senior Recognition Publications Award


Sponsor’s Award for Greatest Overall Contributions to First Circle 2016

John Poole

Literary Excellence Award for Best Submission to First Circle 2016

Nora Grace Smith


Norse News Publisher’s Awards

Makrina Nayfa, Jack West

Norse News Outstanding Staffer Awards

Caroline Carey, Nora Grace Smith, Ashton Stephens

Norse News Outstanding Business Staffer Award

Jakayla Booker


SAGA Best Design Award

Anna Douglas Smith

SAGA Outstanding Staffer Awards

Rebeca Greenfield, Samantha Sivilay

SAGA Outstanding Journalistic Contribution Awards

Eliza Bishop, Cameron Gaubert

Photography Award

Marina Xaykosy
All club, publications, and other group announcements that are to appear in The Weekly E-Newsletter should be turned in to Ms. Means by Thursday of each week. These announcements will be in the bulletin the following week. Each announcement must be written and signed by the faculty sponsor. Regular club meetings and athletic events will automatically appear. The E-Newsletter will be emailed to students, parents and teachers every Thursday of each week. .
The Principal’s Newsletter is published once per semester and the Parent Newsletter is emailed weekly to all SHS parents.
Spartanburg High School’s literary magazine, First Circle, is published at the end of the year. This student magazine is a compilation of literary works, art, and photography all done by SHS students. NOTE: Ms. McCulley, Room 107C, is the coordinator for all SHS student publications

Norse News

Spartanburg High School newspaper is published on an average of once a month. This scholastic newspaper keeps students and patrons of SHS up-to-date on school news and sports and also has special feature and human interest stories. It also provides experience in journalistic writing, editing, and business management to those students interested. Tryouts for reporter positions are held every fall. Co-Editors-in-Chief: Kate Copeland and Hannah Laura Jordan.


Spartanburg High School’s annual, the SAGA, is published at the end of each school year. SAGA, primarily an assemblage of pictures, serves as a permanent record of all that has happened in school during the year. It contains individual student and faculty pictures as well as pictures of clubs, class beauties, and senior superlatives. The annual staff is chosen similar to the way the newspaper staff is chosen and meets in the SAGA offi ce daily. Co-Editors-in- Chief: Anna Grace Ellett and Hannah Stathakis.
The cost for SAGA will be $70 at the beginning of the year, increase to $75 by mid-year, and increase to $80 toward the end of the year. Announcements will be made to inform students of these price changes during the year.
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