The Burges High School "Stampede" staff has once again shown their newspaper prowess with a nomination for the prestigious JEA/NSPA Pacemaker award. Check out the story below.

Posted by Official El Paso Independent School District on Friday, September 18, 2015

I'm a Burges High School alum, Class of 1984, and am so proud of their newspaper, The Stampede and the kids who put it together. They are in the running for the Pacemaker award. They have won the prestigious award six times in the past 22 years.

The Pacemaker is one of the highest national honors awarded by the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association every year.

Burges is the only El Paso school to be nominated, and one of only 14 newspapers nominated nationwide in their category. Journalism teacher, Pat Monroe, said while The Stampede has been nominated before, this year is extra special because of the small staff working on the paper.

Winners will be announced in November. Congratulations to Burges High School, the student staff at the The Stampede, and Pat Monroe who has been an outstanding teacher and mentor to her students for so many years.

Go Mustangs!