The Booster was named News Organization of the Year at this year’s Indiana University Southeast High School Media Day Contest among the combined 30 awards the student newspaper won with Totem, the Scottsburg High School yearbook. Totem was named runner-up for Yearbook for the Year.
In addition to News Organization of the Year, The Booster won first-place awards in best overall website, best overall social media presence, best multimedia package, and best use of video on a news website.
The newspaper also the following awards:
- Isabela Diaz, first place best news story
- Baylee Comer, first place for best front-page design
- Baylee Comer, first place for best news/editorial graphics
- Baylee Comer, second place for best news/editorial graphic
- Isabela Diaz, second place for best feature photo
- Tierra Combs, second place for best sports photo
- Rita Nicholson, second place for best review
- Justice LaMaster, third place for best sports story
- Baylee Comer and Sadie Fugate, third place for best overall design in one issue
- The Booster staff, second place for best unsigned, staff editorial
- The Booster staff, second place for best photo essay or picture story
- The Booster staff, third place for best unsigned, staff editorial
Totem won first-place awards in best design, photography, advertising section, best coverage of academics and best sports coverage. The yearbook took second-place awards for best copy, best coverage of clubs and organizations, best opening section, best people section, best theme and divisional pages, and yearbook of the year. Totem had two third-place awards for best cover and best coverage of student life.
At the IUS High School Media Day Contest, The Booster and Totem competed against schools, such as Silver Creek High School, Clarksville High School, Paoli Junior-Senior High School, and Trinity High School in Louisville.