LCM Journalism online paper named “Distinguished”

Published 2:07 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Special to The Leader

LITTLE CYPRESS — The staff of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School online newspaper, The LCM Bear Facts, has been awarded the honor of being a Student Newspapers Online (SNO) Distinguished Site for 2016. The staff met all six standards given by the SNO Distinguished Sites Recognition Program and earned badges in the following categories:


  • Excellence in Writing
  • Continuous Coverage
  • Site Excellence
  • Story Page Excellence
  • Multimedia
  • Audience Engagement


This is the second consecutive year the staff has been recognized as an SNO Distinguished Site. Out of 2,259 online student newspapers, the LCM Bear Facts is one of 20 to be given this prestigious title.


Two stories written by seniors Sydney Pierce and Andrea Steward were also chosen to be published on Best of SNO, a site devoted to excellence in student journalism. The LCM Bear Facts website,, offers school and community news, sports updates and schedules, editorials, photos, videos and breaking news. The homepage also showcases the LCM Bear Facts Twitter and Instagram feeds, which are updated daily.


The award-winning staff is made up of the following students: Sydney Pierce (Editor), Valen Elliott, Bailey Noah, Andrea Steward, Marie Vezina, Joshua Dunn, Ethan Martin, Caitlyn Permenter and Lillie East.  The staff is led by LCM High School Journalism teacher Lindsey Fruge.