Columbia Scholastic Press Association

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2016 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Scholastic Recipients

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 33rd Gold Circle Awards program. For yearbooks and digital media categories this year attracted 4,232 entries produced by students at colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States.

Entries were accepted from student yearbooks and digital media publications published from October 11, 2014 through October 13, 2015. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from 42 yearbook categories and 50 digital media categories for individual or staff entries.

Judges cited a total of 506 winners for either First, Second or Third Place or for Certificates of Merit for those deemed worthy of honorable mention in a category. Entry categories included those for newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and for digital (online) media, in its annual competition for individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers.

For the current 2015-2016 academic year, the entries for yearbook and all digital entries categories are due to be postmarked to the CSPA by October 13th. They will be judged during January and announced in February 2016.

Newspapers

These awards reflect entries produced between June 11, 2015 through June 10, 2016. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Newspapers. These will be judged and awarded in the fall.

Magazines

These awards reflect entries produced between June 11, 2015 through June 10, 2016. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Magazines. These will be judged and awarded in the fall.

 

Yearbooks

These awards reflect entries produced between October 11, 2014 through October 13, 2015. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Yearbooks.

Y1. Student life feature writing
1. Tasha Brown, “Odile Ordeal,” Soaring Wings, Canyon High School, Canyon, TX;
2. Hannah Williamson, “Shattered Dreams,” Tracks, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX;
3. Jordan Arnold and Sarah Keegan, “Perspective,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
CM. Alicia Martinez, “Four Classes One Team,” Beacon, Calvary Day School, Savannah, GA;
CM. Natalie Herklotz, “Sydney Land Survivor,” Round-up, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;
CM. Madison Maynard and Madeline Hunley, “We’re Still Here,” Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX.

Y2. Sports reporting
1. Camryn McDonald, “When the Gun Goes Off,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
2. Cort Roseman, Molly Hooks & Rachel Hartman, “Snowball Fight,” Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
3. Ben Townsend, “Advance Play,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
CM. Ashlyn Clark, “Making a Statement,” The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;"
CM. Anna Buford, “The Great Divide,” Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
CM. Trisha Anderson and Max Mangum, “Head Coach Al Bennett Celebrates 900 Career Victories,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.

Y3. Sports feature writing
1. Rachel Freeman, “Guess Who’s Back?,” Tracks, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX;
2. Julie Havlak, Meghan O’Connell & Clare Wojciechowski, “Hockey with Heart,” Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
3. Melanie Ebner, “Ingrained,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
CM. Shalave Cawley, “Tradition on Wheels,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
CM. Becca Breitfeller, “It’s a Match,” The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
CM. Megan Rizzi, “Red Lips, High Kicks,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.

Y4. Academic writing
1. Ian Stewart, “Rocket Project,” Exodus, Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX;
2. Emma Waller, “Taking Center Stage of Life,” The Pride, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX;
3. Ciara Fields, “Changing Seasons,” The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, TX;
CM. Brooke Jackson, “To State or Not to State,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
CM. Shelby Thompson, Yewon Lee & Joel Teal, “Case Closed,” Maverick, McNeil High School, Austin, TX.

Y5. Organization/Greek writing
1. Roman Soriano, “Precise Performance,” Touchstone, Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX;
2. Ellie Muetzel, “Organizations Hit Major Milestones 50,75,100 Years,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
3. Hadley Sayers and Sarah Keegan, “Life on Paper,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
CM. Hannah Williamson, “World Changes in Training,” Tracks, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX;
CM. Victoria Morrison, “Lending a Helping Hand,” Archives, Edmond Santa Fe High School, Edmond, OK;
CM. Jasmine Anderson, “Pick your Strategy,” Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX.

Y6 Personality profile
1. Afton Apodaca, “Caitlyn Maxon,” Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
2. Annie Quigley and Becca Sellers, “Things that Make Us Atypical,” Pinnacle, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
3. Carissa Dobson, “Evan,” The Dragon, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
CM. Tommy Nealon and Jack Garda, “Esteban Pimentel,” Exodus, Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX;
CM. Staff, “The Silent Treatment,” Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;
CM. Elizabeth Michel and Barrett Smith, “Andre Stipanovic,” Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.

Y7. Sidebar writing
1. Chris Bergin and Sanobar Valiani, “East Rotational/Statistics Don’t Lie,” Limitless, Windermere Preparatory School, Windermere, FL;
2. Alexandra Gordon, “Seen the White Whale?,” Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
3. Kylie Sanderson, “Seeing Double,” The Aerie, Glenda Dawson High School, Pearland , TX;
CM. Savanna Kennedy, “One-Man Band,” Tiger, Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, GA;
CM. Tyra Hinkle and Christian Cryer, “Kiski River Musts,” Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
CM. Zane Johnson, “Sports Center,” Maverick, McNeil High School, Austin, TX.

Y8. Headline writing
1. Ava Dobbs, Alyssa Kam & Ava Stills, Farrier, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
2. Shelby Thompson and Joel Teal, Maverick, McNeil High School, Austin, TX;
3. Taylor Caldwell, Emily Knell & Deana Calipare, Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
CM. Briahnna Ismail, Dara Malachi & Matthew Anderson, The Archive, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, SC;
CM. Staff, Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
CM. Hanna Silverstein and Maiah Andrews, Renaissance, Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, FL.

Y9.Caption/cutline writing
1. Leeann Bolt, “Baseball,” Echo, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City, AL;
2. Elton McIntosh and Will Diamond, “Various Caption,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
3. Staff, “24-25, 20-21, 28-29,” The Howl, Southwest Career Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
CM. Staff, “Captions: Football, Swimming, Fundraisers,” The Phoenix, James W. Martin High School, Arlington, TX;
CM. Jayne Hohman, Lindsay Bielek & Lindsey Caldwell, “Spring Musical,” Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
CM. Haylii Baylis, Lindsay Lucero & Le’Brittany Smith, “Not Just a Junior,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX.

Y10. Theme and concept
1. Alanna Saucedo and Katie Na, The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
2. Leah Dennison, Brianna Hodge and Benjamin Nightingale, Tesserae, Corning Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
3. Dominique Gordon and Andrew Ravan, Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
CM. Dillon Hodges and Claire Hubert, Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
CM. Elizabeth Michel and Barrett Smith, Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
CM. Staff, El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.

Y11. Cover design
1. Elizabeth Michel and Barrett Smith, Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
2. Emily Aiken, Howelltonian, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO;
3. Carrington Kyle, Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
CM. Staff, , The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
CM. Madeline Kuligowski and Bailey Washer, Flashback, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
CM. Staff, El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.

Y12. End sheets
1. Summer Campbell, The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
2. Mackenzie Throckmorton, The Tribute, Heritage High School, Frisco, TX;
3. Lauren Anderson and Amelia Kinsinger, The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
CM. Bryan Chavez, The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, TX;
CM. Lexi Farran and Maddie Villeneuve, Howelltonian, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO;
CM. Carrington Kyle, Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

Y13. Title page
1. Claire Hubert and Dillon Hodges, Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
2. Amanda Spaccarelli, Invictus, Ward Melville High School, Setauket, NY;
3. Summer Campbell, The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
CM. Anthony Pangonas, Replay, Rouse High School, Leander, TX;
CM. Carrington Kyle, Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
CM. Staff, El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.

Y14. Table of contents
1. Katelyn Needham, Daryn Taylor & Alex Ramm, The Phoenix, James W. Martin High School, Arlington, TX;
2. Soleil Guadalupe and Staff, Touchstone, Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX;
3. Kristi Sengpraseuth, The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS.

Y15. Sports action photo
1. Colin Mitchell, “Field Day,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
2. Colin Mitchell, , The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney , TX;
3. Kara Dry, “Home Safe,” Archives, Edmond Santa Fe High School, Edmond, OK;
CM. Dolly Moon, “The Incredible Chuki,” Talon, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX;
CM. Evan Killion, “Lower School Swim,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL;
CM. Tea Boos, “Long Jump,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL.

Y16. Sports feature photo
1. Jacqueline Davis, “Boy’s Basketball,” The Palm Echo, Miami Palmetto Senior High, Pinecrest, FL;
2. Morgan Saucier, “Go the Distance,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
3. Makenzie Cool, “Standing Together,” Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
CM. Tim O’Meara, “Quarterback Sideline,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
CM. Kelsi Brinkmever, “Broken Tradition,” Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
CM. Morgan Saucier, “Fun and Games,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.

Y17. Academic photo
1. Staff, “Pause for Paws,” The Shield, Mayfield High School, Las Cruces, NM;
2. Cassitty Terrill, “Sparks and Smoke,” Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
3. Carly Kinning, “Egg Drop,” The Dragon, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
CM. Bethany Tavenner, “Riley’s Ball of Fire,” Stillaguamish Trail, Arlington High School, Arlington, WA;
CM. Laura Lopez, “Shark Tagging Pic,” Le Fleuve, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami,  FL;
CM. Emilie Amunatigui, “A Realistic View,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS.

Y18. Feature photo
1. Ashley Long, “Rain,” The Dragon, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
2. JP Mulkey, “I Nominate,” The Phoenix, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA;
3. Colin Mitchell, “More than a Student,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney , TX;
CM. Emma McClane, “Reunited and it Feels So Good,” Legend, Boone High School, Orlando , FL;
CM. Tea Boos, “Teamwork,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL;
CM. Jillian Ziebell, “On Point,” Quintessence, Sedona Red Rock High School, Sedona, AZ.

Y19. Advertising photo
No awards given in this category.

Y20. Photo portfolio
1. Cassitty Terrill, “Pressing Situation,” Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
2. Christian Cryer, “PF’s Regret,” Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
3. Jamie Dorsey, “Ben Setterquist,” Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX.

Y21. Photo illustration: single image
1. Taylor Oliphant and Kylie Sanderson, “The Legend,” The Aerie, Glenda Dawson High School, Pearland , TX;
2. Gary Parzych, “Ready? Okay!,” Gauntlet, Emerson Junior-Senior High School, Emerson, NJ;
3. Alden James and Connor Olson, “Marked by Change,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

Y22. Feature presentation
1. Staff, “Dear Student Body,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
2. Staff, “Wheel Tip in,” Touchstone, Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX;
3. Grace Asbury and Matthew Casler, “Violence Breaks Trust,” Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
CM. Teresa Datta, “60 Shades of Hey,” Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
CM. Jordan Paulus, “Autumn Trends,” Renaissance, Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, FL;
CM. Katie NA, “Austin Lovin,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX.

Y23. Index
1. Sydney Cislo, Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
2. Colleen Russell, Madison Maynard & Elizabeth Tullis, Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
3. Matthew Casler, Morgan Muhart & Karina Quinones, Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
CM. Jordan Meteer, Tesserae, Corning Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
CM. Lindsay Lucero, The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
CM. Staff, The Howl, Southwest Career Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV.

Y24. Single informational graphic
1. Michele Moloney and Fangrui Tong, “See the School Year by the Numbers,” Invictus, Ward Melville High School, Setauket, NY;
2. Alex Schitiko and Rebecca Griggs, “Survive and Advance,” Marauder, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
3. Alanna Saucedo, “Calculated Moves,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
CM. Courtney Williams, “Between Levels,” Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
CM. Staff, “February Feature,” Tiger’s Eye, Seoul International School, Seongnam, South Korea;
CM. Annie Xve, “How to,” The Heritage, Westwood High School, Austin, TX.

Y25. Informational graphics portfolio
1. Alanna Saucedo, “Give me a Chants,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
2. Ellen Hutti and Alyssa Pope, “A Closer Look,” Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
3. Matthew Casler, “Infographics at Bottom of Pages,” Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, FL.

Y26. Opening and closing spread design
1. Abby Resendiz, Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant , AR
2. Emily Abshire, Mathew Padanilam & Becca Sellers, Pinnacle, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
3. Elizabeth Michel and Barrett Smith, Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
CM. Taylor Caldwell and Emily Knell, Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
CM. Summer Campbell, The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
CM. Alanna Saucedo and Katie Na, The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX.

Y27. Division page design
1. Alanna Saucedo and Katie Na, The Lonestar, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX;
2. Ingrid Helgestad, “Dividers,” Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant , AR;
3. Ryan Norris, Chloe Freitas & Eva Wiener, “Imagine the Possibilities Imagine All the People,” Farrier, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Dominique Gordon and Andrew Ravan, Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
CM. Hiep Ly, Talon, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX;
CM. Kate Eagleton and Leah Feiler, The Palm Echo, Miami Palmetto Senior High, Pinecrest, FL.

Y28. Student life spread
1. Nevada Niesen Groth and Jada Grigsby, “Stress,” Fidelity, Lake Ridge High School, Mansfield, TX;
2. Ava Dobbs and Charlotte Reynolds, “Imagine the Remix,” Farrier, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
3. Kailey Merrill, Ryan Bagley & Kaitlyn Schoonover, “Social Media,” Tesserae, Corning Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
CM. Mathew Padanilam, Erika Arakawa and Kennice Wroblewski, “Things That Make Us Atypical,” Pinnacle, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
CM. Colleen Russell, Libby Northam and Laura Rochelle, “For the First Time in Forever,” Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
CM. Alanna Saucedo and Katie Na, “Early Birdie Gets the Worm,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX.

Y29. Student life spread multi-page presentation
1. Kristi Sengpraseuth, “Not Just a Fabric,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
2. Mathew Padanilam and Emily Abshire, “Things That Make Us Atypical,” Pinnacle, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
3. Leila Simmons and Chloe Powers, “Give Me a Chants,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
CM. Emma Walker, Lauren Stevens & Emily Clark, “Defense Line,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL;
CM. Staff, “The Big Picture,” Talon, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL;
CM. Staff, “Retrospect,” The Green and Gold, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR.

Y30. Sports page
1. Claire Gorhall, “Field Chat,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
2. Pamela Carrillo and  Kathryn Wilburn, “Boy’s Basketball,” The Palm Echo, Miami Palmetto Senior High, Pinecrest, FL;
3. Austin Masters, “Fourth Quarter Frenzy,” Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
CM. Tyler Rispoli and Sarah Dusing, “Squad Seeks State Title,” Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
CM. Anson Spisak, Jacob Russell & Ashlyn Amsden, “Boys Soccer Spread,” Tesserae, Corning Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
CM. Axel Corral Hernandez, Sally Wissing Krogh & Hannah Mohr, “Track 68-69,” Touchstone, Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX.

Y31. Sports page multi-page presentation
1. Kara Bamberger, “The Other Side of the Door,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
2. Jordan Kiehl, “Football,” The Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
3. Max Mangum, Trisha Anderson & Ali Mashburn, “Volleyball,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
CM. Jack DePalma and Nicholas Dicostanzo, “Track and Field,” Gauntlet, Emerson Junior-Senior High School, Emerson, NJ;
CM. Staff, “Highlights,” Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
CM. Will Diamond and Kent Broom, “Football Mag & Fall Sports & Spring Sports,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

Y32 Academic spread
1. Madison Downey, “Change of Course,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
2. Aisha Mutan and Gracyn Elliott, “My Journey Through English,” El Diablo, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
3. Megan Buckallew, “New & Blue,” The Dragon, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
CM. Giselle Spicer, “Mass Media,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL;
CM. Emily Knell, “Christmas Tea,” Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
CM. Lauren Anderson and Jacob Frazier, “A Breath of Fresh Macbook Air,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney , TX.

Y33. Academic spread multi-page presentation
1. Staff, “Regions Pages ‘World’,” Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
2. Kristi Sengpraseuth, “Points Without Padding,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
3. Jordan Kiehl and Maria Dunn, “Special Section,” The Hauberk, Shawnee Misson East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
CM. Tehila Finkelstein, Nikki Goldberg & Allie Schachter, “Senior Electives,” Aliyah, Bruriah High School, Elizabeth, NJ;
CM. Staff, “The Big Picture,” Talon, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL;
CM. Carrington Kyle and Elton McIntosh, “Dini Magazine,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

Y34. People spread with mug photos
1. Alex Peterford and Elisabeth Sundberg, “Pages 135-138,” Invictus, Ward Melville High School, Setauket , NY;
2. Leila Simmons , “Pages 99-102,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
3. Abby Resendiz, “Lacy Edwards,” Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant , AR;
CM. Sabrina Lee, “Pages 71-74,” Tracks, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX;
CM. Yearbook Staff, “Pages 175-178,” Esprit de Corps, Eisenhower High School, Shelby Twp., MI;
CM. John Kilian, Averie Fuller & Anna Schaeffer, “Pages 252-253,”, Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO

Y35. People spread with mug photos multi-page presentation
1. Hee Joo Hahn and Alice Rhim, “Pages 225-232’” Tiger’s Eye, Seoul International School, Seongnam;
2. Julie Faulkner and Laura Godinez, “Say Aloha,” Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
3. Benjamin Weisman and Lauren Weerman, “Pages 199-209,” Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
CM. Staff, “Pages 137-144,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.

Y36. People spreads without mug photos
1. Katie Na and Jessica Richardson, “The Boys are Back,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
2. Easton Honaker, “Summer Faces,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
3. Benjamin Weisman , “Big Kids on Campus,” Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
CM. Sabrina Lee, “Signature Style,” Tracks, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX;
CM. Ava Dobbs and Tessa Gordon, “Unleash Your Inner Nerd,” Farrier, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Staff, “Sophomore Survey,” Touchstone, Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX.

Y37. People spreads without mug photos multi-page presentation
1. Morgan Saucier, Kathleen Bashur & Jesse Olguin, “Superlatives,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
2. Benjamin Weisman, “Big Kids on Campus,” Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA.

Y38. Single advertisement layout
1. Grace McBride, “Setauket Seafood,” Invictus, Ward Melville High School, Setauket, NY;
2. Samarah Elmer and Lily Davis, “On Point,” Quintessence, Sedona Red Rock High School, Sedona, AZ;
3. Kerianne Chen, “Hayden McSorley,” The Heritage, Westwood High School, Austin, TX;
CM., Preston Hext and Andrew McClain, “Senior Advertisement Page,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
CM. Ana Fernandez, “Zachary Owens-Smith,” The Cantaur, Strawberry Crest High School, Dover, FL.

Y39. Advertising layout
1. Andrew McClain, “Pages 354-355,” Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
2. Noah Sizemore, Logan Carter & Hannah Rheingans, “Pages 219-222,” Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
3. Ana Fernandez,  The Centaur, Strawberry Crest High School, Dover, FL;
CM. Norma Salinas, “Pages 249-252,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
CM. Bridget Colliton, Barrett Smith & Elizabeth Michel, “Pages 417-418,” Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
CM. Noah Clark, “Pages 205-206,” The Green and Gold, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR.

Y40. Organization or Greeks spread
1. Isabelle Wyerman, “Enjoy the Now,” The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
2. Jenna Jones and Morgan Saucier, “The Final Note,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
3. Alex Rowlinson, Jordan Anderson & Morgan Saucier, “Ogre the Top,” El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
CM. Breanne Johnston and Tessa Jaynes, “Pep Band,” Stillaguamish Trail, Arlington High School, Arlington, WA.

Y41. Organization or Greeks spread multi-page presentation
1. Kristi Sengpraseuth, “Finally,” The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS.

Y42. Design portfolio,
1. Alanna Saucedo and Katie Na, The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
2. Will Diamond, Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
3. Michael Fabatz, Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
CM., Thomas Lynch, Tesserae, Corning Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
CM. Lilia Dinh, Maverick, McNeil High School, Austin, TX;
CM. Declan Palmer, Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO.

 

Digital Media

These awards reflect entries produced between October 11, 2014 through October 13, 2015. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media.

DM1. Breaking news
1. Molly Crouch, “Us Hwy 71 Closed,” Tiger Times Online, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
2. Ben Townsend, “Standoff at Apartment Complex Complicates Students’ Day,” The Rider, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
3. Emily Hwang and Jeanette Wong, “Where is Everyone? Students Opt Out of Smarter Balanced Test,” The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
CM. Jillian Sanders, “Hart Elementary Opens Despite Sunday Night Fire,” The Red Ledger, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
CM. Molly Crouch, “Same Sex Marriage Now Legal,” Tiger Times Online, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
CM. Riley Mullgardt, “Breaking News: School Bus Catches Fire,” Echo, Webster Groves High School, Webster Groves, MO.

DM2. Secondary coverage
1. Sally Tuszynski, “WJ Students Wrestle with Citizenship Issues,” The Pitch Online, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD.

DM3. News writing
1. Rose Lipner, “Cheatology,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
2. Eli Hendler and Mary Claire Morris, “Increase in Testing Days Evokes Debates,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
3. Hunter Stewart and Eliza Kamerling-Brown, “Disconnected,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR.

DM4. News feature
1. Lilia Wood, “Jeans Fade Out of Casual Fridays,” The Glen Echo, Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, NJ;
2. Alexis Drevetski, “New Truancy Law Adds Steps to Acquiring…,” Southwest Shadow, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
3. Rachel Page, “Ferguson Non-Indictment Verdict Sparks Outrage,” The Wilson Beacon Online, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC;
CM. Julie Singh, “The One Girl Show: The Student - Run Assembly You Should Know About,” The Glen Echo, Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, NJ;
CM. Savannah Whitner, “A Flag of Pride to Some, a Sign of Racism to Others,” The Red Ledger, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
CM. Annie Rosenthal, “Queen Candidate Controversy Prompts Homecoming Court Cancellation,” The Wilson Beacon Online, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC.

DM5. In-depth news/feature story
1. Anastasia Zenkevich, “An Education on Special Education,” The Glen Echo, Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, NJ;
2. Billy Jump, “Do Our Minds Think Alike?,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
3. Staff, “All Eyes on You: The Grant High School Sex Scandal,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
CM. Rose Lipner, “Cheatology,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Eric Bazak, “Tinyurl.com/SAT Fairness,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Claire Parker, “A Dream Deferred: Undocumented Student Struggle to go to College,” The Wilson Beacon Online, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D

DM6. Editorial writing
1. Staff, “Editorial: The Playwickian at Neshaminy High School Should Not be Punished,” Manual Redeye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
2. The Patriot Staff, “Patriot Prespective: Students Deserve a Greater Voice in their Community,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
3. Staff, “Editorial: The Water Problem,” Farmer’s Harvest, Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX.

DM7. On-campus personal opinion issue
1. Summer Thomad, “School: A Place of Education, Socializing…,” Southwest Shadow, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
2. Abby McCarthy, “Don’t Say That’s Gay,” Wayland Student Press, Wayland High School, Wayland, MS;
3. Lisa Zheutlin, “America-The Land of the Free and Home of Oppression?,” Type One, Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
CM. Sam Masling, “AP World History: Doing Too Much,” The Wilson Beacon Online, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC;
CM. Chloe Smith-Frank and Jessyca D’Oliveira, “Ferguson: AGFS Response,” The Corner, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Emma Graig, “#CloseFCCPS,” The Lasso, George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA.

DM8. Off-campus personal opinion issue
1. Drew Quiriconi, “Bridging the Gap Between Women and STEM,” Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
2. Michelle Kumar, “American Dream Not Only for Natives,” The Black &White, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
3. Sarah Letscher, “SAT Changes will Fail to Remedy Inherent Flaws,” Knight Errant, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, St. Louis Park, MN;
CM. Nicole Schroeder, “My Brother Truly is Like No Other,” Bearing News, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
CM. Leah Crenshaw, “My Invisible Uncle,” Tiger Times Online, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
CM. Franklin Mejia, “High School Sucks, Life Gets Better,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX.

DM9. General or humor commentary
1. Thea Applebaum-Licht, “The Awkward Years: A Middle School Retrospective,” The Corner, Germantown Friends Middle School, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Micah Gill, “What We’re Wearing: For Timeless Fashion, Follow The Don,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
3. Natalie Lorimer, “Teddy Tank,” The Dragon, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA.

DM10. First person experience
1. Alexanora Oshinsky, “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow,” Type One, Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
2. Lael Tate, “Coming of Age,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
3. Staff, “SENIORS IN POLAND – At day’s end, ‘I sang because I can’,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA
CM. Avery Cummings, “Love Without Borders,” The Eagle’s Tale, Canyon High School, Canyon, TX;
CM. Reilly Blum, “The Thirst for First is the Worst,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Zack Ashley, “Why We Memorialize,” The Standard, The American School in London, London, UK.

DM11. Sports commentary
1. Bennett Durando, “Bennett from the Bleachers: Dominant First Half Sends Women’s Soccer to Final Four,” Echo, Webster Groves High School, Webster Groves, MO;
2. Bennett Durando, “Benett from the Bleachers: From First State Playoff Win to First State Championship Soccer Team Immortalizes Itself in WGHS History,”Echo, Webster Groves High School, Webster Groves, MO;
3. Conrad Newton, “Kentucky’s Purrfect Season,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Kevin Mobley, “Finally, Something to Caw About,” Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
CM. John Slovensky, “Braves Change Up in Offseason,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Bryan Jackler, “Domestic Violence and the NFL,” Hi’s Eye, Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ.

DM12. Sports news
1. Alexa Fishman and Alec Fields, “Buckley says he resigned rather than accept playoff game suspension,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA
2. Erin Doherty, “Luis Flor and Kasper Tuomala Return to Tiger Stadium,” The Wilson Beacon Online, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC;
3. Brett Stover, “Miller, Kewpies Topple Top-Ranked Kewpies,” Bearing News, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
CM. Kevin Davis, “Girls Wrestling,” The Red Ledger, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
CM. Jack Rubin, “Eastside Mutts Finish Second in State Tournament,” Type One, Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
CM. Graham Ratermann, “Freshman Dudley Shines Under Pressure,” Bearing News, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO.

DM13. Sports features
1. Reese Anderson, “Karley Returns to the Game,” The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
2. Christina Kurian, “Passion for Sports Moves onto Teaching,” Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
3. Max Felsenstein, “Baseball’s Broken Arm,” The Glen Echo, Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, NJ;
CM. Githmie Goonatilleke, “Kicking Out Cancer,” The Glen Echo, Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, NJ;
CM. Matthew Norwood, “The Art of the Fight,” The Red Ledger, Lovejoy High School, Lucas , TX;
CM. Conner Roberts, “Fantasy Football for Dummies,”, The Lamplighter, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY.

DM14. Personality profile
1. Elizabeth Driver, “Alumnus Helps Fight Ebola in Sierra Leone,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
2. Angela Park, “Zander Bobronnikov: Insize is a Web Platform that Solves the Problem of Variance in Interbrand Sizing,” Wayland Student Press Network, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA;
3. Hanna LeBuhn and Kathy Deaver, “Senior Speaks Out About Experience with Anorexia,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
CM. Louise Platter, “Breaking Her Bonds,” Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
CM. Maddy Doubet, “Swimming on Point,” The Glen Echo, Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, NJ;
CM. Duaa Israr, “Meet Me in a Minute: Ms. Sharon Swanson,” Niles West News, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL.

DM15. General feature
1. Thea Gonzales, “Marching Band: An Appetite for Excellence,” Niles West News, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
2. Allie Schneider, “Briarcliff Mansion - A Death by Neglect,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
3. Heather Hines, “Stopping an Epidemic: Breaking the Stigma of Vaccines,” The Rider, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX.

DM16. Entertainment reviews
1. Shruti Patil, “’House of Cards’ Showcases Ruthless Political Lives of D.C. Elites,” Westwood Horizon.com, Westwood High School, Austin, TX;
2. Emma Espey, “David Letterman Bids Farewell,” thewrangleronline.com, George Ranch High School, Richmond , TX;
3. Zack Shapiro, “New Social Media App Makes Cyber Bullying Easier, More Accessable for Students,” The Pitch Online, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD;
CM. Catherine Hathaway, “Edgefest Music Festival Rocks Frisco,” The Red Ledger, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
CM. Catherine Hathaway, “Reunion Tower Offers Sweet Summer Saturday Nights,” The Red Ledger, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
CM. Natalie Johnson, “More Than ‘Only One’ Reason to Turn Off Radio: West McCarthey Duo Confuses Fans,” Echo, Webster Groves High School, Webster Groves, MO.

DM17. Fiction
No awards given in this category.

DM18. Essays
1. Ashton Bruce, “Mythological Story Time,” The Raider Wire, North Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA.

DM19. Humor
1. Annie Rosenthal, “Dear Prospective Female Student: A Satirical Email from the U-VA Admissions Office,” The Wilson Beacon Online, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC.

DM20. Non-fiction article
1. Amanda Tu and Peter Champelli, “JCPS Develops District-Wide Budgeting Procedures to Comply with New State Guidelines,” Manual Redeye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY.

DM21. Non-fiction interview
1. Allison Koontz, “’American Sniper’ Actor has Local Ties,” The Eagle’s Tale, Canyon High School, Canyon, TX.

DM22. Non-fiction column
No awards given in this category.

DM23. Headline writing
1. Nikki Molina, “Indie Ingenuity Sprouts from ‘Seeds’,” Southwest Shadow, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV.

DM24. Caption writing
1. Aina Khan, “Back to Back, A Day Worth Dying For,” Trailblazer, McNeil High School, Austin, TX.

DM25. Briefs writing
No awards given in this category.

DM26. Single spot news photograph
1. David Funes, “The Trump Phenomenon,” ManestreamNews.com, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
2. Keegan Hasson, “Vice President Addresses Atlanta Synagogue,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
3. Ulises Velez, “Pool Party Protest,” ManestreamNews.com, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX.

DM27. Single feature photograph
1. Molly Metz, “A Torn Future,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
2. Brenna Cuwardin, “Junior Jaymie Inouye Lets Loose in a Snowcapella Solo,” hhsmedia.com, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;
3. David Barr, “Michael O’Bryan-Ferguson Teach-In,” Earthquake Online, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Sterling Greback, “One Act Play,” The Rider, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
CM. Maya Jotwani, “Coping with Loss,” The Standard, The American School in London, London, UK.

DM28. Single sports photograph
1. Will Nichols, “June Box Hero,” Trailblazer, McNeil High School, Austin, TX;
2. Cynthia Rangel, “Senior Matthew McQuaid Dunks Ball,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
3. Elizabeth Wegener, “From Hawks to Eagles,” Farmer’s Harvest, Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX.

DM29. Photography portfolio of work
1. Will Nichols, Trailblazer, McNeil High School, Austin, TX;
2. Mikayla Santana, thewrangleronline.com, George Ranch High School, Richmond, TX;
3. Cynthia Rangel, Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX.

DM30. Photo illustration
1. Thea Applebaum-Licht, “The GFS Bubble,” The Corner, Germantown Friends Middle School, Philadelphia, PA.

DM31. Hand-drawn art/illustration
1. Alex O’Gorman, “Editorial TISD Bond Issue,” Tiger Times , Texas High School, Texarkana, TX.

DM32. Computer generated art/illustration
1. Gabe Silverstein, “From Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Hebdo, satire is crucial force for change,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA.

DM33. Editorial cartoons
1. Gabe Silverstein, “Three hours of anonymity show an unflattering mirror,” The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA.

DM34. Sports cartoons
No awards given in this category.

DM35. Comic cartoons
1. Sarah Hamilton, “The 10 Things I Wanted to do Over Summer Break,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR.

DM36. Informational graphics
1. Chloë King, “Summer of Science,” The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
2. Michael Teasdale, “Rams 2015-16 Infographic,” The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
3. Maggie Cody, “United States of Marijuana,” Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL.

DM37. Typography: overall look of the entire website
1. Ankit Mehra, The Standard, The American School in London, London, UK.

DM38. Advertisement
No awards given in this category.

DM39. News online design website
1. Caroline Binley, Molly Mueller & Lauren Miller, Prospector Now, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL.

DM40. Magazine online design website
1. Sawyer Montgomery, Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR.

DM41. Yearbook overall design website
No awards given in this category.

DM42. Photo slideshow
1. Sam Perryman, “Adventures in Summertime,” The Raider Wire, North Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA;
2. Jenna George, “Midsummer Night’s Dream Gallery,” Niles West News, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
3. Alison Pfaff, “‘Who Runs the World?’: Orchesis Showcase Review,” Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;\
CM. Elena Erdekian and Thomas Chan, “Boys’ Soccer Wins Division 3 State Championships,” Wayland Student Press Network, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA;
CM. Abbie Hurwitz and Katharine Gillem, “WHS Students Pose with Their Artwork,” Hi’s Eye, Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ;
CM. David Funes, “The Trump Phenomenon,” ManestreamNews.com, McKinney High School, McKinney , TX.

DM43. Photo and audio slideshow
1. Hanna LeBuhn, “Injured Athlete Finds Way to Rise Again,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD.

DM44. Podcast
1. Peter Champelli and Reagan Roy, “Synapse Episode 7: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of College,” Manual Redeye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY.

DM45. Interactive graphic
1. Amanda Tu, Alex Coburn & Fons Cervera, “I Know What You Did Last Summer: Students Share Their Stories from the Break,” Manual Redeye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
2. Harry Steffenhagen, “The Buzz on Bees,” The Echo, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
3. Sawyer Montgomery and Molly Metz, “Staff Listing,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR.

DM46. Video commercial
1. Claire Uygur, “Film Festival Trailer- Spring 2015,” Sacred Heart Broadcast, Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greenwich, CT.

DM47. Video PSA
1. Beth Clifford, “U Knight for a Cure,” Prospector Now, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL.

DM48. Video news package
1., Ella Sams, “Counting Days Until Cabaret,” Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
2. Peter Champelli , “Contractors Replace Center Store of Manual’s Iconic Tower,” Manual Redeye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
3. Daylon O’Neal, “Religion in Curriculum,” Tiger Times Online, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX.

DM49. Video feature package
1. Sawyer Montgomery, “Rebuilding a Legacy: Doubles Week with Grant Football,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
2. Sawyer Montgomery, “Stepping Forward,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
3. Sarah Hamilton, Tess Waxman & Sawyer Montgomery, “True Tales: Valentine’s Day,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
CM. Sara Vaughn, “Shop with a Cop,” Tiger Times Online, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
CM. Jackie Beshoory and Maggie Davis, “Powerful Women,” Sacred Heart Broadcast, Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greenwich, CT;
CM. Staff, “HBCN Feature: Fighting for a Future: Hector Tanajara, OT,” The Gavel Online, Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX.

DM50. Video documentary
1. Sophia Brusco and Kathryn Goodfriend, “From Fashion to Film: Arthur Elgort,” Sacred Heart Broadcast, Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greenwich, CT;
2. Olivia Evans and Luke Carns, “Manual Students Speak on Americans with Disabilities Act,” Manual Redeye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
3. Sawyer Montgomery, “Grant Magazine Takes New York 2015,” Grant Magazine, Grant High School, Portland, OR.

 

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