ROANOKE CO., Va. -

A student newspaper in one Roanoke school just found out it's golden.

North Cross School's newspaper, the Willis Hall Herald just earned the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Medal.

Every year, the school submits six issues of the paper to be critiqued, and the reviews came back well.

Teachers tell us the biggest praise came because of the variety of stories and the students writing ability.

Robert Robillard, the journalism teacher at the school said the kids, "felt proud to be on the paper, it wasn't some geeky thing for a moment, that the school was proud of them, they were proud of their work, and it energized them. That's a godsend for any teacher."

One of the critiques by the Press Association said the North Cross Newspaper could rival some community newspapers.