The Piedmont Highlander
The Piedmont Highlander, TPH, is a student-run publication which serves PHS as well as parents and other citizens of the greater Piedmont community. The publication is produced approximately every three weeks and includes news, campus, sports, entertainment, opinion, and current issues and trends that involve Piedmont students.
Editors and writers are enrolled in ROP Journalism or an Introduction to Publications class at PHS and receive training in news, feature, sports, opinion/review writing as well as an introduction to journalism history and law. Students both write and design the publication and are in control of its content.
Adviser Beth Black oversees students’ skills and discusses any editorial concerns with the editorial board, but final decisions are left up to the editor(s) in chief.
TPH is recognized through NSPA (National Scholastic Press Association) and CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association) and has received awards from both organizations.