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CSPA presents Scholastic Awards Crown Awards
NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 87th annual Scholastic Convention.
This year 1,434 magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and online publications of the current CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Judging for printed publications took place at Columbia University from December 11-13, 2010 by the Board of Crown Judges. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. Online news media were judged at Columbia in February 2011.
Thirteen magazines, 12 newspapers, nine online newspapers, and 20 yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 103 other publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown. Gold Crowns have been presented annually since 1983, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.
The Awards Convocation took place in the Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, located at Columbia’s historic Morningside Heights campus, on Friday, March 18th at 2:30 p.m.
Edmund J. Sullivan announced the winners while C. Bruce Watterson presented plaques to those winners attending the event. Sullivan is executive director of professional prizes at the Graduate School of Journalism and executive director of the CSPA. Watterson, educator and consultant, (Rome, GA) is chair of the Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers Association’s (CSPAA) Committee on Judging Standards and Practices. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning March 28th.
The judging panel included: Leah Bailey, associate art director, Cigar Aficionado magazine, New York, NY; Peter Bobkowski, instructor and former adviser, Chapel Hill, NC; Jenny Dial, sports writer and online editor, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX; Monica Hill, director, North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, Chapel Hill, NC; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Jessica Rodriguez, multi-media editor, Union City, NJ; Helen Smith, retired newspaper adviser, Newton, MA; Randy Stano, professor, University of Miami, Miami, FL; C. Bruce Watterson, chief communications officer, The Darlington School, Rome, GA; and David Wiegand, retired adviser, Wausau, WI; Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA. (Individual affiliations of the members of the judging panel are for identification purposes only.)
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Middle School Magazine Gold CrownsBear Tracks, Roy W. Brown Middle School, Bergenfield, NJ;
inSight, Hackley Middle School, Tarrytown, NY.
High School Magazine Gold CrownsChasms, Copper Hills High School, West Jordan, UT;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Impressions, Riverdale Country School, Riverdale, NY;
Living Details, Bingham High School, South Jordan, UT;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Painted Words, North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, NJ;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Roars and Whispers, Providence High School, Charlotte, NC;
The Artistic License, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China;
The Literati, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami, FL;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
High School Newspaper Gold CrownsBlue & Gold, Findlay High School, Findlay, OH;
Farmers’ Harvest, Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX;
North Star, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, MO;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
The Bagpipe, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, N. Hollywood, CA;
The Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Liberator, Liberal Arts & Science Academy High School, Austin, TX;
The ReMarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Talon, Exeter High School, Exeter, NH.
High School Online News Gold CrownsBlue & Gold Today, Findlay High School, Findlay, OH;
FHCtoday.com, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, MO;
HiLite Online, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
The Feather Online, Fresno Christian High School, Fresno, CA;
The Harbinger Online, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
The Rider Online, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
Wayland Student Press Network, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA.
Middle School Yearbook Gold CrownsEagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Surfer, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, CA;
TJ Yearbook, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA.
High School Yearbook Gold CrownsCrimson, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Hoofprint, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, CA;
Laconian, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Log, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN;
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
The Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.
Middle School Magazine Silver CrownsDoorways, East Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield, CT;
Intermedia, Lewis F. Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ.
High School Magazine Silver CrownsArtifex, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Avatar, Houston High School, Germantown, TN;
Blue Review, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA;
Connotations, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Earthwinds, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, MS;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Icons, Sagnaw Arts & Sciences Academy, Saginaw, MI;
Itinerary, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Making Waves, Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, CA;
Menagerie, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL;
Pegasus, Myers Park High School, Charlotte, NC;
[proof], Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Pulp, Lincoln Park Performing Art Charter School, Midland, PA;
Pulp, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD;
Spectator, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA.
Middle School Newspaper Silver CrownsMaroon and White Gazette, Altoona Area Junior High, Altoona, PA;
The Daytime, F.A. Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA.
High School Newspaper Silver CrownsCampanile, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Crossfire: The Students’ Voice, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA;
CSPress, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
H2N, Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA;
HiLite, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Inklings, Staples High School, Westport, CT;
Lion’s Roar, Goddard High School, Goddard, KS;
North Pointe, Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI;
Odyssey News Magazine, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Panther Pride, Midlothian High School, Midlothian, TX;
The A-Blast, Annandale High School, Annadale, VA;
The Black & White, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Charger, Oxford High School, Oxford, MS;
The Connection, John B. Connally High School, Austin, TX;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove HS, Texarkana, TX;
The Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton MO;
The Lion’s Tale, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
The Muse, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newtonville, MA;
The Nexus, Westview High School, San Diego, CA;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Prospector, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, IL;
The Record, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY;
The Southerner, Henry W Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Spoke, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
The Tower, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
U-High Midway, University High School, Chicago, IL.
High School Online Newspaper Silver Crowns
Berkeley High Jacket Online, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Middle School Yearbook Silver CrownsHartbeat, Thomas S. Hart Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
Hawk, Pleasant Grove Middle School, Texarkana, TX;
Lion’s Den, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
[Now], Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
Prowler, Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA;
Stampede, Maize South Middle School, Wichita, KS;
The Patriot, Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
Verkana, Komachin Middle School, Lacey, WA;
High School Yearbook Silver Crowns
Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
Photos of WinnersClick here to go to the photos of the 2011 Scholastic Crown Winners.
CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.