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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 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 by Columbia University since 1925 and operated as a program affliated with its Graduate School of Journalism, 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 and one to two books per year.
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.)
For further information, contact the CSPA directly.
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Prism, Tejeda Middle School, San Antonio, TX.
Etymology, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Maret Literary & Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Painted Words, North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, NJ;
Scroll, The Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
Vibrato, Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
The Daytime, F.A. Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA.
Crossfire, The Student’s Voice, Crossroads School for Arts & Science, Santa Monica, CA;
El Estoque, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
HiLite, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
North Pointe, Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI;
North Star, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO;
Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
The Nexus, Westview High School, San Diego, CA;
The Rampage, Rockville High School. Rockville, MD;
The ReMarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Rock, Rock Bridge Senior High School, Columbia, MO;
The Viking Vanguard, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, WA.
Berkeley High Jacket Online, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Harker Journalism Winged Post & Talon, The Harker Upper School, San Jose, CA;
HiLite Online, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
smnw.com, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
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 Rider, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
TRNWIRED, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Wayland Student Press Network, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA;
Westlake Featherduster Online, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.
Eagle, Maize South Middle School, Wichita, KS;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
The Surfer, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, CA.
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Hoofbeats, Burgess High School, El Paso, TX;
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Teleios, Mount Daran Christian School, Kennesaw, GA;
The Crimson, DuPont Manual High School, Louisville; KY;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.
Doorways, East Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield, CT;
Intermedia, Lewis F. Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ.
Artistic License, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China;
Blue Review, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA;
Earthwinds, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, MS;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Inspire./.Ikhlaq, Dubai American Academy, Dubai;
Literati, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami, FL;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Out of Uniform, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
Rapier, Marist School, Atlanta, GA;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
The Muse, Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills, AL;
Windowpanes, Loyola High School of Los Angeles,Los Angeles, CA;
Zephyr, Rye High School, Rye, NY.
The Current, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, CA.
Arrow, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
Common Sense, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD;
Cub Reporter, Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis, IN;
Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Hi-Lights, Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
High Tide, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
Lion’s Roar, Goddard High School, Goddard, KS;
Newsstreak, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;
Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newtonville, MA;
Owl, Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN;
Panther Pride, Midlothian High School, Midlothian, TX;
Rocky Mountain Highlighter, Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO;
Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
The A-Blast, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA;
The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
The Charger, Oxford High School, Oxford, MS;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Connection, John B. Connally High School, Austin, TX;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Evergreen, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
The Galleon, Spanish River High School, Boca Raton, FL;
The Liberator, Liberal Arts & Science Academy High School, Austin, TX;
The Prep News, Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, MO;
The Prowl, Coral Glades High School, Coral Springs, FL;
The Purple Tide, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
The Royal News, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
The Saratoga Falcon, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Spoke, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
The Student Voice, The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, CA;
The Tiger Times, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Titan Times, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
The Westword, Westhill High School, Stamford, CT;
The Winged Post, The Harker Upper School, San Jose, CA;
TJ Today, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
U-High Midway, University High School, Chicago, IL;
Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Wingspan, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.
BAMMA, Bay Area Multicultural Media Academy at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA;
Blue and Gold Today, Findlay High School, Findlay, OH;
Crossfire The Students’ Voice, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA;
El Estoque Online, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
FHHS Today, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO;
FHNtoday, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, MO;
Inklings News Online, Staples High School, Westport, CT;
Lasso Online, George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA;
NCHS Courant Online, New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT;
Neirad, Darien High School, Darien, CT;
Oakton Outlook, Oakton High School, Vienna, VA;
Tattler Extra, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, MD;
The BullETin Online, El Toro High School, Lake Forest, CA;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
The Rockville High School Rampage, Rockville High School, Rockville, MD;
The Sidekick Online, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX.
Cub Caper, Central Middle School, Riverside, CA;
Life and Style, Las Flores Middle School, Las Flores, CA;
Lion’s Den, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Odyssey, Orchard Lake Middle School, West Bloomfield, MI;
Panther Pride, Lawton Chiles Middle School, Oviedo, FL;
Prowler, Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA;
Regulus, Lexington Junior High School, Cypress, CA;
Spartan, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL;
Stingray Tales, New Smyrna Beach Middle School, New Smyrna Beach, FL;
The Patriot, Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
Verkana, Komachin Middle School, Lacey, WA.
Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
Chieftain, West High School, Torrance, CA;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
Governor, John B. Connally High School, Austin, TX;
Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Shawnee Mission, KS;
Laconian, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Legend, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
Palm Echo, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Pinecrest, FL;
Pride, Franklin High School, El Paso, TX;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Resumé, George Walton Academy, Monroe, GA;
The Arena, Mansfield Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Belltower, St. Thomas Episcopal School, Houston, TX;
The Bronco, McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney, TX;
The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.