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.

1997 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents the 1997 Scholastic Crown Awards

New York, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association will announce its top awards for scholastic publications at the 73rd Annual Scholastic Convention. Three hundred and eighty-four newspapers, four hundred and eighty-eight yearbooks and two hundred and two magazines entered the 1997 Crown Awards Program, representing editions published during the 1995-1996 academic year.

Seventeen high school newspapers, eight magazines, and eighteen yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while seventy-six other high school publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown Award. Gold Crowns have been awarded annually since 1982, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.

The Awards Convocation will take place at Low Library Rotunda, 116th Street and Broadway, New York City on Friday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Laura Schaub, chair of the CSPAA Committee on Judging Standards and Practices, will announce the awards. Edmund J. Sullivan, Director of the CSPA, will present plaques to those winners attending the Convention, held at the Columbia University campus. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning April 1.

The Association, international in scope, functions as an educational press organization providing services to student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and videos in schools and colleges, who join the CSPA as members to receive these services. Owned and operated by Columbia University since 1925, the Association now enrolls 2,000 members throughout North America and in certain overseas schools and colleges following the American plan.

Its three major services include: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning three conventions (two national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support a quarterly magazine and one to two books per year.

The panel of judges for this year's Crown Awards program included the following:
Martha Akers, Purcellville, VA; Rebecca Castillo, New York, NY; Dennis Cripe, Franklin, IN; Kathy Daly, Aurora, CO; Merle Dieleman, Pleasant Valley, IA; Paul Ender, San Jose, CA; Nick Ferentinos, Saratoga, CA; Brenda Feldman, Coral Gables, FL; Fiona Keane, New York, NY; Fin Keegan, New York, NY; Robert Greenman, Brooklyn, NY; Bobby Hawthorne, Austin, TX; John Hudnall, Lawrence, KS; Bruce Konkle, Columbia, SC; Gary Lundgren, Fayetteville, AR; Cheryl Pell, Lansing, MI; Laura Schaub, Norman, OK; Helen F. Smith, Newton, MA; Edmund J. Sullivan, New York, NY; Shirley Yaskin, Miami, FL. Judges did not evaluate publications from their own state.

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.

Gold Crown Magazines High Schools

Beyond, Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA;
Montage, Greenhill School, Dallas, TX;
Philomel, Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
Reason and Rhyme, Kingston High School, Kingston, NY;
Renaissance, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, IL;
Sequel, Dulaney High School, Timonium, MD;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Young Idea, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL.


Gold Crown Newspapers Middle Schools/Junior High Schools

The Bobcat Chat, Brink Jr. High School, Moore, OK;


Gold Crown Newspapers High Schools

Drops of Ink, Libertyville High School, Libertyville, IL;
El Tejano, W.B. Ray High School, Corpus Christi, TX;
Explosion, Glendale High School, Glendale, CA;
Highlights, Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Gables, FL;
Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
The Axe, South Eugene High School, Eugene, OR;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Falconer, Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, CA;
The Flyer, Brentwood School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Green Raider, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA;
The Lance, Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA;
The Little Hawk, City High School, Iowa City, IA;
The Mustang Roundup, Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ;
The Peninsula Outlook, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, WA;
The Viking Vanguard, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, WA;
Tigard Hi-Spots, Tigard High School, Tigard, OR.


Gold Crown Yearbooks Middle Schools/Junior High Schools

Falcon, Fairview Middle School, Fairview, TN;
La Campana, Pala Middle School, San Jose, CA;
The Bobcat, Brink Jr. High School, Moore, OK;
Tumbleweed, Naylor Middle School, Tucson, AZ.


Gold Crown Yearbooks High Schools

American, Independence High School, San Jose, CA;
Amethyst, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Bay/Pay, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH;
Ceniad, East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI;
Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Reveille, Booneville High School, Booneville, AR;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Sin Igual, Cerritos High School, Cerritos, CA;
Tiger, Shongaloo School, Shongaloo, LA;
Vista, Sabino High School, Tucson, AZ;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.


Silver Crown Magazines Middle Schools/Junior High Schools

Doorways, East Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield, CT;
Expressions, Oneonta Middle School, Oneonta, AL;
The Minotaur, Charles E. Brown Middle School, Newton Centre, MA.


Silver Crown Magazines High Schools

Alkahest, Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, MD;
Carousel, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA;
Images, Edina High School, Edina, MN;
Images, Sayreville War Memorial High School, Parlin, NJ;
Innervisions, Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown, PA;
Pneuma, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Montgomery, AL;
Progressions, Oxford High School, Oxford, MS;
The Secret Voice, Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO;
The Wheel, The Chapin School, New York, NY;
Tricorn, Morristown High School, Morristown, NJ;
Webb of Words, Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN;
Wildflower, Temple High School, Temple, TX.


Silver Crown Newspapers High Schools

Black and White, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
Common Sense, T.S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD;
Crier, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Demon Dispatch, Greenway High School, Phoenix, AZ;
Eagle Eye, DeSoto High School, DeSoto, TX;
High Life, Leon High School, Tallahassee, FL;
Hillcrest Hurricane, Hillcrest High School, Dallas, TX;
Lance, Westside High School, Omaha, NE;
Lebanon Light, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, OH;
Lion, Lyons Township High School, La Grange, IL;
Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newtonville, MA;
Prospector, Cupertino High School, Cupertino, CA;
Ranger Review, Clements High School, Sugar Land, TX;
Scholar & Athlete, Tracy Joint Union High School, Tracy, CA;
Stampede, Charles M. Russell High School, Great Falls, MT;
Surveyor, Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, IA;
Tenderfoot Times, Salida High School, Salida, CO;
The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
The Echoes, Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, IA;
The Lakewood Times, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, OH;
The Lincolnian, Lincoln High School, Stockton, CA;
The Lone Star Dispatch, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
The Lowell, Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Panther, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, FL;
The Purple Tide, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
The Renaissance, Dutch Fork High School, Irmo, SC;
The Spartan Shield, Pleasant Valley Community High School, Pleasant Valley, IA;
The Tower, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
The Vanguard, Buckingham Brown & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA;
Trapeze, Oak Park- River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL;
Warrior's Word, Wausau West High School, Wausau, WI.


Silver Crown Yearbooks Middle Schools/Junior High Schools

Chant, Redwood Middle School, Napa, CA;
Don't Hyde Your Feelings, Hyde Junior High School, Cupertino, CA;
Tale Feather, St. James Middle School, Surfside Beach, SC;
Tread, Lake Gibson Middle School, Lakeland, FL.


Silver Crown Yearbooks High Schools

Aquila, Etiwanda High School, Etiwanda, CA;
Carillon, Bellaire Senior High School, Bellaire, TX;
Citadel, W.C. Overfelt High School, San Jose, CA;
Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, CA;
Equus, Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ;
Finest Hours, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD;
Hi-Jacket, Osbourn Park High School, Manassas, VA;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Laconian, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Lariat, Riverside High School, El Paso, TX;
Lion's Tale, Leon High School, Tallahassee, FL;
Panther, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, FL;
Patriot's Pride, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, FL;
Pennon, LaSerna High School, Whittier, CA;
Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
Polaris, Northern High School, Durham, NC;
Raiders Log, Orange Park High School, Orange Park, FL;
Safari, North Allegheny High School, Wexford, PA;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest; Shawnee, KS;
The Lion, West Charlotte High School, Charlotte, NC;
The Pegasus, Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA;
The Poet, Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park, IL;
Trail, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
Treasure Chest, John R. Rogers High School, Spokane, WA;
Treasure Chest, Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.