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Meet the 2022 Student Journalism Challenge Winners!

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The 2022 Student Journalism Challenge from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs and XQ asked students to report on education stories where they live.

Entries from 36 states were evaluated by professional journalists, and the winning stories in the 2022 Student Journalism Challenge tell stories of student life, challenges and solutions in school communities and answer the question: what’s important to students across the country?

This contest closed on December 2, 2022. You’ll find some of the winning entries and the complete list of winners in the buttons below. is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.