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CSPA presents 2012 Scholastic Awards Crown Awards
NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 88th annual Scholastic Convention.
This year 1,351 printed magazines, newspapers and yearbooks and 182 digital publications of the current CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Judging for printed publications took place at Columbia University from December 17-19, 2011 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 2012.Thirteen digital news, 16 magazines, 11 newspapers, 22 yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 122 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 16th at 2:30 p.m.
Edmund J. Sullivan, executive director of the CSPA, 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 Practices. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning March 26th.
The CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs. Owned and operated by Columbia University since 1925, the Association offers three major services: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning two conventions (one national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support an e-zine.
The judging panel included: Nancy Hastings, retired adviser, Highland, IN; Bobby Hawthorne, writer and writing instructor, Austin TX; Sean Kelly, visual journalist and illustrator, Fairfield, CT; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Cheryl Pell faculty member at the Michigan State University School of Journalism in East Lansing, MI; Jessica Rodriguez, multi-media editor, Union City, NJ; Randy Stano, professor, University of Miami, Miami, FL; C. Bruce Watterson, chief communications officer, The Darlington School, Rome, GA; and Randy Yeip is a graphics editor, New York, NY; Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.
For further information, contact the CSPA directly.
High School Digital News Gold CrownsCampanile Online, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
El Estoque Online, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
FHNtoday.com, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, MO;
Harbinger Online, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Hilite Online, Carmel High School Carmel, IN;
Talonwp.com, Harker Upper School, San Jose, CA;
The A-Blast, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA;
The Foothill Dragon Press Online, Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA;
The Paly Voice Online, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Pride Online, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Rider Online, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Viking Online, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Wayland Student Press Network Online, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA.
Middle School Magazine Gold CrownsCollage, Charles E Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
Making Waves, PK Yonge Developmental Research School, Gainesville, FL;
Out of Uniform, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY.
High School Magazine Gold CrownsChasms, Copper Hills High School, West Jordan, UT;
Colophon, Towson High School, Towson, MD;
Echo, Wooster School, Danbury, CT;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Pulp, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland, PA;
Reflections, Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX;
Shadows Magazine, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Phoenix, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY;
The Viking, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Walrus, Saint Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, TX;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Xiao Hua, Chinese International School, Hong Kong, China.
High School Newspaper Gold CrownsChronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
El Estoque, Monte Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
Hilite, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Fourcast, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Remarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Standard, The American School in London, London, UK;
The Triangle, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN.
Middle School Yearbook Gold CrownsEagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA;
Prowler, Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA;Stampede, Maize South Middle School, Wichita, KS;
Surfer, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, CA;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO.
High School Yearbook Gold CrownsBobcat, Hallsville High School, Hallsville, TX;
Carillon, Bellaire High School, TX;
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
El Paisano, Westlake , Austin, TX;
Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
Laconian, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Nugget, Cupertino High School, Cupertino, CA;
Pride, Franklin High School, El Paso, TX;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
The Belltower, St. Thomas Episcopal School, Houston, TX;
The Carillon, Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose, CA;
The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
The Prowler, Providence High School, Charlotte, NC;
The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School, New Port Richey, FL;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.
High School Digital News Silver CrownsBerkeley High Jacket Online, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Grizzly Gazette Online, Granite Hills High School, Porterville, CA;
FHCtoday.com, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, MO;
Iniwa.com, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, MT;
Niles West News Online, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Panther Print Online, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
Stoganews.com, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
The Feather Online, Fresno Christian High School, Fresno, CA;
The Raider Voice Online, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
The Saratoga Falcon Online, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
Tiger Times Online, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
TRNwired Online, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Middle School Magazine Silver CrownsBear Tracks, Roy W Brown Middle School, Bergenfield, NJ;
Intermedia, Lewis F Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ;
Young Writers, Atlantic Middle School, Quincy, MA.
High School Magazine Silver CrownsBlue Review, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA;
Blutopia, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC;
Calliope, Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ;
Connotations, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Etcetera, James River High School, Midlothian, VA;
Feedback, Jakarta International School, Jakarta, Indonesia;
Mad About Mu, Clarkstown South High School, West Nyack, NY;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Mathesis, Francis Lewis High School, Flushing, NY;
Mind Carpenter, Lenape Valley Regional High School, Stanhope, NJ;
Nexus, Henry W Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
Philomel, Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
Pulp, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD;
Riverbend Review, Ben Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Seven-Eighths Under Water, Chico Senior High School, Chico, CA;
Spectrum, Huntsville High School, Huntsville, AL;
The Final Draft: 2011, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
The Horace Mann Review, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY;
The Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA;
UNIS Oral History Journal, United Nations International School, New York, NY.
Middle School Newspaper Silver CrownsThe Daytime, Frank Ashley Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA;
The Spectrum, Harvard-Westlake Middle School, Los Angeles, CA.
High School Newspaper Silver Crowns
Blue & Gold, Findlay High School, Findlay, OH;
Middle School Yearbook Silver CrownsHawk, Pleasant Grove Middle School, Texarkana, TX;
Lion’s Den, Warren E. Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
The Patriot, Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
The Talon, Leland Stanford Middle School, Long Beach, CA;
The Warrior, West-Oak Middle School, Westminster, SC;
Write Your Own Story, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA.
High School Yearbook Silver Crowns
Aerie, Brentwood School, Los Angeles, CA;
Photos of WinnersClick here to go to the photos of the 2012 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.