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Special Reports

The Spoke is recognized in the community for its reporting of sensitive and important issues.

Obligation to Report

June 2009 - When an elementary school custodian was arrested in connection with two local bank robberies, The Spoke began examining court documents, police records and district employment logs, piecing together a picture of a system that state and local officials say need changing. By Henry Rome.

*National News Story of the Year, 2009

*Best overall high school article, 2009

Carrying Hope

March 2009 - The Spoke takes an inside look at the life of one 17-year-old mother, and explores how the issue of teen pregnancy plays a role within the Conestoga community.

By Seth Zweifler.

*National Feature Story of the Year, 2009

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Coming out in the classroom

December 2008 - The Spoke takes an inside look at the lives of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) high school students--at their struggles, their hopes and their courage--and at how sexual orientation influences our school as a whole. By Seth Zweifler.

*Honorable Mention, National Diversity Story of the Year, 2009

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A Losing Bet

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February 2008 - It’s addictive, illegal and growing. It’s not marijuana or alcohol. It’s sports betting and gambling, and it’s a nationwide problem.

By Henry Rome and Seth Zweifler.

*National News Story of the Year, 2009

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