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 2017. 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 third consecutive year the staff has been recognized as an SNO Distinguished Site. Out of over 2,000 online student newspapers, the LCM Bear Facts is one of the few to be given this prestigious title.

One story written by senior Bailey Noah and two stories written by junior Zoee Rogers 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: Valen Elliott (Co-Editor), Bailey Noah (Co-Editor), Autumn Rendall, Bayleigh Swanton, Alora Jones, Dalton Teeler, Zoee Rogers, Cheyenne Pucheta, Kayla Dean, Baylea Perry, Emily Glover, Erika Cook, and Krislynn Tapley. The adviser is Lindsey Fruge.

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Baiiegh Swanton, Baylea Perry, Emily Glover, Erika Cook, Krislynn Tapley,
Dalton Teeler, Bailey Noah, Valen Elliott, Alora Jones,
Zoee Rogers, Autumn Rendall, Cheyenne Pucheta, Kayla Dean