Through the years, Spark has covered topics that range from Lakota’s financial struggles to racial profiling.
This year, readers will be able to read about new programs at Lakota, as well as the effects of budget reductions in the school district. The magazine also covers news within the local community, Lakota East sports and the latest in entertainment.
“For 21 years, Spark has had a mission to inform and engage our audience of issues in the community through our in-depth coverage,” said Jeff Back, Spark editor-in-chief. “Spark is a chance for students in Lakota, their parents, and community members from West Chester and Liberty Township to stay in touch with what is going on in the Lakota school district.”
The student-generated publication has been honored 18 times with an All-Ohio ranking from the Ohio Scholastic Media Association and won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Crown award. It was one of 11 magazines in the nation and the only school from Ohio to win that distinction. Last year marked the fourth time since 2007 that Spark was honored with the Gold Crown.