Chantilly High School is one of seven high schools from across the United States — and the only school in Virginia — to be named a winner of the 2015 First Amendment Press Freedom Award by the Journalism Education Association (JEA).
The award recognizes public and private high schools that actively support, teach, and protect First Amendment rights and responsibilities of both students and teachers, with an emphasis on student-run media where students are responsible for all final decisions of content.
This is the first time Chantilly High School has won the First Amendment Press Freedom Award.
Winners were chosen by a committee made up of representatives from JEA, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), and Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society.
Recipients will be recognized April 16 at the JEA-NSPA national high school journalism convention in Denver.