The Register



We are the original Omaha newspaper! In 1986, Quill and Scroll named The Register the longest consecutive running newspaper west of the Mississippi. Not only is The Register part of the largest high school in Nebraska, it also is and always will be an Omaha newspaper. To the staff of The Register, our community is our most important attribute.


The Omaha Central High School Register seeks to inform its readers accurately as to items of entertainment, interest and importance. The staff strives to uphold the principles of journalism in all of its proceedings.


Unsigned editorials are the opinion of The Register staff and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Central High School. Signed editorials are the opinion of the author alone, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Central High School or The Register staff.


Hillary Blayney is a Broadcast Journalism Education graduate of Oklahoma State University. She also has a degree in secondary education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. It has always been a dream of hers to teach Journalism in a school as well represented as Central. She has been teaching for nine years.


The Register is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Nebraska High School Press Association (NHSPA), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), Quill and Scroll and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).


The Register is a multiple time Best-in-Show winner for large newspapers at the JEA/NSPA national conventions in San Francisco, Boston, Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles and more. The Register also won first place in Front Page News Layout for large newspapers at the JEA/NSPA convention in St. Louis. The Register has won multiple NSPA Pacemakers, which is considered the Pulitzer Prize of high school journalism. It has also won many Cornhusker awards from NHSPA, and has been awarded the Gold and Silver Crowns from CSPA for its overall work.


Special thanks to all the faculty and staff of Omaha Central High School and Omaha Public Schools. Your cooperation with our students helps us maintain a professional atmosphere in order to teach media education.

Thank you, readers.


It is the goal of the Central High Register to represent the student body in issues affecting their lives as young people and students. If you feel that we are not covering an issue that is important to you, we welcome contributing writers who bring fresh ideas to the issues. If you would like to write a story for your student newspaper, please contact Hillary Blayney at [email protected], 402-557-3357 or come to room 029 to discuss your idea.

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