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.

2001 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents the 2001 Scholastic Crown Awards

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 77 th Annual Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Eight hundred ninety-four publications entered the Crown Awards representing 58% of the total CSPA membership. Two hundred ninety-five newspapers, one hundred sixty-three magazines and four hundred thirty-six yearbooks published during the 1999-2000 academic year were judged for the 2001 Crown Awards Program.

Eleven newspapers, three magazines, and seventeen yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while forty-five other scholastic 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 took place at the Roone Arledge Auditorium of the Alfred Lerner Student Center, located at Columbia's historic Morningside Heights campus, on Friday,

March 16 at 2:30 p.m. Edmund J. Sullivan, Director of the CSPA, announced the awards to those gathered in the auditorium. Laura Schaub, associate professor of journalism and chair of CSPA's Committee on Honors and Judging Standards, presented plaques to those winners attending the Convention. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning March 26, 2001.

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 of its Graduate School of Journalism, the Association now enrolls 1,538 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 judging panel included Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY; Paul Ender, retired yearbook adviser, Las Vegas, NV; Alice Klement, editor and newsroom writing coach, Brooklyn, NY; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Laura Schaub, associate professor of journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Bruce Watterson, associate vice president for public relations, Shorter College, Rome, GA.

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.

Scholastic Gold Crown Magazines

Images, Edina High School, Edina, MN;
Montage, The Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Signatures, Natrona County High School, Casper, WY.


Scholastic Gold Crown Newspapers

Eagle Eye, DeSoto High School, DeSoto,TX;
Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
The Blue & Gold, Center High School, Antelope, CA;
The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
The Daytime, F. A. Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA;
The Devil's Advocate, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
The Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newtonville, MA;
The Peninsula Outlook, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, WA;
The Spartan Shield, Pleasant Valley Community High School, Pleasant Valley, IA;
The Stinger, Irmo High School, Columbia, SC;
The Westlake Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.


Scholastic Gold Yearbooks

Americana, O.J. Actis Junior High School, Bakersfield, CA;
Bear Saga, Canton Middle School, Canton, NC;
Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, CA;
El Lobo, Basic High School, Henderson, NV;
Hooker, Hooker High School, Hooker, OK;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee, KS;
Legends, Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly, VA;
Panther Tracks, Putnam City North High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Sentry, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA;
The American, Independence High School, San José, CA;
Vista, Sabino High School, Tucson, AZ;
Volsung, Downey High School, Downey, CA;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.


Scholastic Silver Crown Magazines

Epiphany, Catholic High School, Huntsville, AL;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook-Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Images, Jackson Academy, Jackson, MS;
Literary & Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Southern Voices, Cedar Creek School, Ruston, LA;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Young Writers, Atlantic Middle School, Quincy, MA.


Scholastic Silver Crown Newspapers

Bear Facts, Bergenfield High School, Bergenfield, NJ;
Cub Reporter, Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis, IN;
Hi's Eye, Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ;
Paladin, Kapaun Mt. Carmel School, Wichita, KS;
Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
The Bagpipe, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
The Edition, Anderson High School, Austin, TX;
The Evergreen, The Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
The Green Raider, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA;
The Lakewood Times, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, OH;
The Tiger Times, Shady Springs High School, Shady Spring, WV;
The Torch, Bexley High School, Bexley, OH;
The Trojan Times, Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe Park, MI;
Trojanier, Rigby High School, Rigby, ID;
Wingspan, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.


Scholastic Silver Yearbooks

Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
Ceniad, East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI;
Crusader, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, KS;
Equus, Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Lion's Den, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, Christa McAuliffe Junior High School, San Antonio, TX;
Panther Paw, Pflugerville High School, Pflugerville,TX;
Panther Paw, Pistor Middle School, Tucson, AZ;
Panther Tale, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
Pantheron, Brookwood High School, Brookwood, AL;
Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Rouser, Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, IL;
Sounds Like Bay, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH;
Spartan, Tarpon Springs Middle School, Tarpon Springs, FL;
The Bobcat, Brink Jr. High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
The Flashlight, Abilene High School, Abilene, TX;
The Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
The Red & Black, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS;
Trail, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
Treasure Chest, Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Túkwet, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.