Columbia Scholastic Press Association

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.

2017 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents 63 Scholastic Gold, 147 Silver Crowns at 2017 Student Awards Convocation

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 93rd annual Scholastic Convention.
   This year a total of 1,100 newspapers, magazines and yearbooks and digital publications issued during the 2015-2016 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2017 Crown Awards program.
The grand total of 250 Crowns consists of five digital magazines, 17 digital news, 15 hybrid magazines, 56 hybrid news, four hybrid yearbooks, 61 magazines, 24 print newspapers, 68 yearbooks. Of these, 210 Crowns will be given to scholastic publications and 40 Crowns to collegiate publications.
   “We’ve changed the timing of our Crown Awards judging,” said Edmund Sullivan, CSPA’s executive director. “Magazines were judged first, followed by print and hybrid newspapers in early October, yearbooks in late October and finally digital (online) news sites in November.”  Announcements of Finalists followed each judging with the full list in December.
   The Crown Awards require a different judging process from the Medalist critiques. Regular CSPA members are invited to submit a second copy of their publication for Crown judging. From among those entries submitted, the Crown Awards are considered at Columbia by panels of invited judges, working in small groups to review each publication. In contrast, Medalist Critiques are the work of a single adviser-judge who follows a detailed rubric.
During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. These follow the same general principles of good journalism that organize CSPA’s Fundamentals books and also the Critiques used in our Medalist evaluations. The standards are the same, but they are applied differently from one judging process to another. Crown Awards summarize overall excellence in the entire publication while Medalist Critiques compare each publication against a printed set of standards contained in the written scorebook. Crown Awards function as a “top-down” view of general excellence; Medalist Critiques offer a “bottom-up” perspective, noting specific strengths and weaknesses.
   The Awards Convocation for Scholastic Crown recipients took place during the 93rd Scholastic Convention, on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City.
   Edmund J. Sullivan, executive director of the CSPA, presented plaques to those winners attending the Convention. Remaining awards will be mailed beginning April 1st.
   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 and website.
   The judging panel included: Kathy Daly, retired adviser, Denver, CO; Nancy Hastings, retired adviser, Highland, IN; Monica Hill, director of NCSMA, Chapel Hill, NC; Kevin Lerner, professor, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY; Alan Murray, president and co-founder of Uncharted, Malvern, PA; Mark Murray, director of technical services and systems integration, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Cheryl Pell retired journalism professor, East Lansing, MI; Randy Yeip, graphics editor, New York, NY; Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.

 

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Middle School Gold Digital News Crowns

Cougar News Blog | cougarnewsblog.com, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, AZ;
The Neersyde | neersyde.com, The Benjamin Middle School, North Palm Beach, FL;
 

High School Gold Digital Magazine Crowns

Xanadu | xanadulitmag.com, Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station, NY.
 

High School Gold Digital News Crowns

Southwest Shadow | southwestshadow.com, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Feather Online | thefeather.com, Fresno Christian High School, Fresno, CA;
The Foothill Dragon Press | foothilldragonpress.org, Foothill Technical High School, Ventura, CA;
The Red Ledger | theredledger.net, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
The Rider Online | therideronline.com, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
Wingspan | libertywingspan.com, Liberty High School, Frisco, TX.
 

High School Gold Hybrid Magazine Crowns

Grant Magazine | grantmagazine.com, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
Scroll + Scrolling | holton-arms.edu, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
The Phoenix | thhsphoenix.org, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY.


High School Gold Hybrid News Crowns

North Star | fhntoday.com, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, MO;
On the Record | ontherecordmag.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Campanile | thecampanile.com, Palo Alto High SchooL, Palo Alto, CA;
The Chronicle | hwchronicle.com, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Granite Bay Gazette | granitebaytoday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
The Harbinger | smeharbinger.net, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Hoofprint | whshoofprint.com, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
The Kirkwood Call | thekirkwoodcall.com, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
Tiger Times | tigertimesonline.com, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Verde | verdemagazine.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.


High School Gold Hybrid Yearbook Crowns

La Vista, Mountain View High School, Mesa, AZ;
Pawesehi, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO.
 

Middle School Gold Print Magazine Crowns

Amulet, Wakefield School, The Plains, VA;
Mini-Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX.
 

High School Gold Print Magazine Crowns

C Magazine, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Connotations, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Inkblots, The John Cooper School, The Woodlands, TX;
Itinerary, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Polymatheus, Yeshiva University High Schools, Los Angeles, CA;
Pulp, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland, PA;
Silent Voices, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA;
The Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Overland Scout, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
Titan Times, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
 

Middle School Gold Print News Crowns

The Spectrum, Harvard-Westlake Middle School, Los Angeles, CA;
Ursus, Bedford Middle School, Westport, CT.
 

High School Gold Print News Crowns

Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Highlander, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Patriot, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Pen, Palos Verdes Peninsula HIgh School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA;
The ReMarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
 

Middle School Gold Yearbook Crowns

Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Roar, Gorzycki Middle School, Austin, TX;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN.
 

High School Gold Yearbook Crowns

Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Laconian, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy Upper School, Redlands, CA.
 

High School Silver Digital Magazine Crown

Babel | my.brunswickschool.org, Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT.

 

Middle School Silver Digital News Crown

The Corner | gfscorner.com, Germantown Friends Middle School, Philadelphia, PA.

 

High School Silver Digital News Crowns

Bearing News | bearingnews.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
Manual RedEye | manualredeye.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Niles West News | nileswestnews.org, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
The Eagle’s Tale | eaglestaleonline.com, Canyon High School, Canyon, TX;
The Lancer Link | thelancerlink.com, Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA;
The Paly Voice | palyvoice.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.
 

High School Silver Hybrid Magazine Crowns

Glyphs | glyphsmhs.com, Madison High School, Madison, NJ;
One Blue Wall | onebluewall.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Panther Prints | peshprints.com, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX;
The Fourth Estate | thefourthestate.net, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA;
The Tam News | thetamnews.org, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA;
The Viking | vikingsportsmag.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Voice | huntleyvoice.com, Huntley High School, Huntley, IL.

 

High School Silver Hybrid News Crowns

Echo | slpecho.com, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
Fenton InPrint | fentoninprint.com, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
HiLite | hilite.org, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Inklings | inklinksnews.com, Staples High School, Westport, CA;
Knight Errant | bsmknighterrant.org, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, MN;
La Vista | lavistamchs.com, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA;
Odyssey | odysseynewsmagazine.net, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Red & Black | hhstoday.com, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL;
Royal News | trnwired.org, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Spotlight | fhhstoday.com, Francis Howell High, St. Charles, MO;
The Black & White | theblackandwhite.net, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Black and White | jhsblackandwhite.com, Johnston HIgh School, Johnston, IA;
The Blackfriar Chronicle  | mpfriarslantern.com, Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA;
The Broadview | broadview.sacredsf.org, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Epic | smwest.com (The Voyager), Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Featherduster | westlakefeatherduster.com, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
The Fourcast | hockadayfourcast.org, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Gavel | studentnews.nisd.net/holmes, Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Lion’s Tale | lionstale.org, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Muse | themuseatdreyfoos.com, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Patriot | jcpatriot.com, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
The Pitch | wjpitch.com, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Prospector | prospectornow.com, Prospect High School, Mt Prospect, IL;
The Rubicon | rubiconline.com, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN;
The Sagamore | thesagonline.com, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA;
The Shakerite | shakerite.com, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, ;OH
The Smoke Signal | thesmokesignal.org, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Southerner | thesoutherneronline.com, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Tom Tom | sequoitmedia.com, Antioch Community High School, Antioch, IL;
The Tribal Tribune | tribaltribune.org, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
The Westword | thewestwordonline.com, Westhill High School, Stamford,CT;
tjToday | tjtoday.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
Uncaged Student News | uncagednews.com, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI;
Update | update.dhs.mps.k12.mi.us, H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Wingspan | wingspanonline.net, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.
 

High School Silver Hybrid Yearbook Crown

Hilsborean | hhstoday.com, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL.
 

Middle School Silver Print Magazine Crowns

Collage, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
Doorways, East Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield, CT;
Out of Uniform, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York City, NY.
The Rambler, Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, CA.

 

High School Silver Print Magazine Crowns

Big Red, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
Blutopia, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC;
C&G, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA;
Calliope, Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ;
Colophon, Towson High School, Towson, MD;
Crossfire, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA;
Delphi, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Earthwinds, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, MS;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, FL;
Esse, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, TX;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
H Magazine, Horizon High School, Scottsdale, AZ;
H.E.L.M., The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Hatch, Bigfork High School, Bigfork, MT;
Literati, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami, FL;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Muse, Marymount School, New York, NY;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
[proof], Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Quill, Glendale High School, Springfield, MO;
Reflections, Berkeley Carroll High School, Brooklyn, NY;
Reflections, Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX;
Repentino., American School Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico
Roars and Whispers, Providence High School, Charlotte, NC;
Shadows, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
Spectator,  Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD;
Spectrum Magazine, West Islip High School, West Islip, NY;
The Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA.
 

Middle School Silver Print News Crown

Seashore Student Views, The Seashore School, Long Branch, NJ.
 

High School Silver Print News Crowns

Crier, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Earthquake, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
Raider Rumbler, Rouse High School, Leander, TX;
Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD;
The Chronicle, Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MS;
The Hawk, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX;
The Marquette Messenger, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
The Messenger, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The Mission, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Review, St. John’s School, Houston, TX;
The Rock, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA.
 

Middle School Silver Yearbook Crowns

Falcon Nation, Katherine L. Albiani Middle School, Elk Grove, CA;
Farrier, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
Ingenium, Greenfield Junior High School, Gilbert, AZ;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
Jr. Appalachian, Maryville Junior High School, Maryville, TN;
Specifics, Seven Lakes Junior High School, Katy, TX;
The Nighthawk, Rocky Heights Middle School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
The Surfer, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, CA;
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX.
 

High School Silver Yearbook Crowns

Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, VA;
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
Buzzer, Brookville High School, Lynchburg, VA;
Calumet, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
Campus, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA;
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
Columbian, George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA;
Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Echo, Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc, MI;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, CO;
Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Invictus, Ward Melville High School, Setauket, NY;
Jabberwokk, Darlington School, Rome, GA;
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Munhinotu, Gresham High School, Gresham, OR;
Panorama, Suffern High School, Suffern, NY;
Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL;
Reata, Memorial High School, Houston, TX;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Roots, Mesquite High School, Gilbert, AZ;
Sunset, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, AZ;
Techniques, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Iditarod, Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, VA;
The Image, Dos Pueblos High School, Golteta, CA;
The Lair, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA
The Pix, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR;
The Wildcat, Harding Academy, Searcy, AR;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Trail, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
Triton, Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, CA;
Ursus, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
Westwind, Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, CO;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.


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