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.

2000 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents the 2000 Scholastic Crown Awards

New York, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association will announce its top awards for scholastic publications at the 76th Annual Scholastic Convention. Three hundred sixty-one newspapers, two hundred fourteen magazines and five hundred yearbooks entered the 2000 Crown Awards Program, representing editions published during the 1998-1999 academic year.

Four high school magazines, twelve newspapers, and seventeen yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while sixty-four 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 Roone Arledge Auditorium, 115th Street and Broadway, New York City on Friday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Edmund J. Sullivan, Director of the CSPA, will announce the awards. Laura Schaub, chair of the CSPAA Committee on Judging Standards and Practices, will present plaques to those winners attending the Convention, held at the Columbia University campus. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning April 5.

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 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 magazine0 and one to two books per year.

The judging panel included Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY; Bobby Hawthorne, director of academics, UIL, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Alice Klement, assistant enterprise editor, Associated Press, New York NY; Laura Schaub, associate professor of journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Randy Stano, Knight Chair professor, University of Miami, Miami, FL; Sherri Taylor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; and Bruce Watterson, associate vice president for public affairs, Shorter College, Rome, GA.

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.


Gold Crown Magazines High School

Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Montage, Greenhill School, Dallas, TX;
Philomel, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
Young Idea, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL.


Gold Crowns Newspaper Middle School/Junior High

The Tartan, McCullough Junior High School, The Woodlands, TX.


Gold Crowns Newspaper High School

Lakewood Times, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, OH;
Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
The Axe, South Eugene High School, Eugene, OR;
The Bagpipe, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
The Crusader, Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ;
The Green Raider, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA;
The Lowell, Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Peninsula Outlook, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, WA;
The Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Westlake Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin TX.


Gold Crown Yearbooks Middle School/Junior High

Bear Saga, Canton Middle School, Canton, NC;
Eagle, Maize Middle School, Maize, KS;
Highlander, McCullough Junior High School, The Woodlands, TX;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
Wildcat, E.V. Cain, Junior High School, Auburn, CA.


Gold Crown Yearbooks High School

Clamo, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Hooker Yearbook, Hooker High School, Hooker, OK;
Panther Tracks, Putnam City North High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Rampages, Casa Roble Senior High School, Orangevale, CA;
Reverie, Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli, PA;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purceville, VA;
The American, Independence High School, San Jose, CA;
The Epic, Center High School, Antelope, CA;
The Red & Black, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS;
Trail, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
Trojan, Center Grove High School, Greenwood, IN.


Silver Crown Magazines Middle School/Junior High

Young Writers, Atlantic Middle School, North Quincy, MA.


Silver Crown Magazines High School

Beyond 1999, Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA;
Colophon, Towson High School, Towson, MD;
Elan, Lamar High School, Arlington, TX;
Erehwon, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingshood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Images, Edina High School, Edina, MN;
Itinerary, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Maret Literary & Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Phoenix, Peninsula High School,Gig Harbor, WA;
Reflections, Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ;
Still Life, West Greene High School, Waynesburg, PA;
The Lit, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.

Silver Crown Newspaper Middle School/Junior High


Bobcat Chat, Brink Junior High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Trojan Times, Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe, MI.

Silver Crown Newspapers High School

Corral, Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, MO;
Eagle Eye, Desoto High School, Desoto, TX;
Flyer, Brentwood School, Los Angeles, CA;
Highlights, Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Gables, FL;
Hillcrest Hurricane, Hillcrest High School, Dallas, TX;
Lance, Omaha Westside High School, Omaha, NE;
Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newton, MA;
Spartan Shield, Pleasant Valley Community High School, Pleasant Valley, IA;
The Academy Times, Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Day Times, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI;
The Lion's Tale, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Panther, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, FL;
The Uproar, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Viking Vanguard, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, WA;
Tom Tom, Bellevue East High School, Bellevue, NE;
U-High Midway, University High School, Chicago, IL;


Silver Crown Yearbook Middle School/Junior High

Evergreen, A.C. Reynolds, Middle School, Asheville, NC;
Panther Paw, Pistor Middle School, Tucson, AZ;
Spartan, Tarpon Springs Middle School, Tarpon Springs, FL;
The Bobcat, Brink Junior High School, Brink, OK;
The Spartan, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL;
The Talon, North Buncombe Middle School, Weaverville, NC;
Tumbleweed, Nylor Middle School, Tucson, AZ;

Silver Crown Yearbook High School

Bay Yearbook, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH;
Carillon, Bellaire Senior High School, Bellaire, TX;
Ceniad, East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI;
Comet, Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin, TX;
Crusader, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, KS;
Finest Hours, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD;
Heritage, Horizon High School, Scottsdale, AZ;
Hornet, East Central High School, San Antonio, TX;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Panther Tale, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX:
Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
Priam, Longmont High School, Longmont, CO;
Reflector, Delat School, Penang, Malaysia
Sin Igual, Cerritos High School, Cerritos, CA
Talon, Highlands Ranch High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
The Arvadan, Arvada High School, Arvada, CO;
Treasure Chest, Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Treasure Chest, Randall High School, Randall, TX;
Volsung, Downey High School, Downey, CA;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.