Robert Baram Award Recipients

The Robert Baram Award honors distinguished advisers from this region who have helped students raise their sights and standards in the practice of journalism.

The award is named for the late Robert Baram, founder and for 46 years NESPA’s executive director.

Consideration for the award is based on an adviser’s

  • contributions to the cause of ethical, thorough and articulate scholastic journalism in the adviser’s school and community; and
  • support for school journalists in all facets of their efforts to present credible, useful material to their audience

Award Recipients:

1997 Bruce Rettman, Algonquin Regional High School
1999 Karen Mechem and Sam Kafrissen, Lexington High School
2000 Pam Michelson, Nantucket High School
2001 Harry Proudfoot, Westport High School
2003 Carol Ziemian, Dedham High School
2007 Fred Eid, Malden Catholic and Fred Walker, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
2008 George White, Newton South High School
2009 Helen Smith, Newton North High School
2013 Mary Barber and Janet Karman, Wayland High School
2015 Daniel Levinson, Thayer Academy
2017 Daniel Sharkovitz, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School