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.

2002 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents the 2002 Scholastic Crown Awards

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 78th Annual Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in the City of New York.

The annual Crown Awards program attracted 862 entries from among CSPA’s 1,485 member publications. Two hundred eighty-three newspapers, one hundred fifty-five magazines and four hundred twenty-four yearbooks published during the 2000-2001 academic year were judged for the 2002 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 22, 2002 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 April 8, 2002.

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 enrolls 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 Dr. Gloria (Lori) Schultz Eastman, professor of English and English education, Buffalo State College, State University of New York; Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY; H.L. Hall, retired publications adviser and author, Kirkwood, MO; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Laura Schaub, associate professor of journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Pam Smith, retired journalism teacher, San Antonio, Texas; Randy Stano, Knight Chair and professor, School of Communications, University of Miami; and Bruce Watterson, associate vice president for public relations, Shorter College, Rome, GA.

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.

Scholastic Gold Crown Magazines

Between the Lines, Scarsdale Middle School, Scarsdale, NY;
Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook-Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Maret Literary & Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Philomel, Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.


Scholastic Gold Crown Newspapers

Crossfire: The Student’s Voice, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA;
Spartan Shield, Pleasant Valley High School, Pleasant Valley, IA;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Daytime, F.A. Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA;
The Evergreen, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
The Green Raider, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA;
The Orange and Black, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, CO;
The Stampede, Cocopah Middle School, Scottsdale, AZ;
The Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
U-High Midway, University High School, Chicago, IL.


Scholastic Gold Yearbooks

Catamount, Crosby High School, Crosby, TX;
Ceniad, East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI;
Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, CA;
Eagle, Maize Middle School, Maize, KS;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland, KS;
Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
Make Fun of Bay, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, Christa McAuliffe Jr. High School, San Antonio, TX;
Panther Tale, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
The Bobcat, Brink Junior High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
Túkwet, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA;
Volsung, Downey High School, Downey, CA;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.

Scholastic Silver Crown Magazines

Chips, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Silver Spring, MD;
Connotations, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Erehwon, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD;
Georgetowner, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington, DC;
Identity, East Northport Middle School, East Northport, NY;
Images, Jackson Academy, Jackson, MS;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
Renaissance, University High School, Chicago, IL;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Southern Voices, Cedar Creek School, Ruston, LA;
Still Life, West Greene High School, Waynesburg, PA;
Synapse, Howard W. Blake School, Tampa, FL;
Young Writers, Atlantic Middle School, Quincy, MA.


Scholastic Silver Crown Newspapers

Blue and Gold, Findlay High School, Findlay, OH;
Hillcrest Hurricane, Hillcrest High School, Dallas, TX;
Lion, Lyon Township High School, LaGrange, IL;
Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newtonville, MA;
Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
Scholar & Athlete, Tracy High School, Tracy, CA;
The Academy Times, Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA;
The Axe, South Eugene High School, Eugene. OR;
The Bobcat Chat, Brink Junior High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
The Catalyst, Wheeler High School, Marietta, GA;
The Falconer, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA;
The Lion’s Tale, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Register, Central High School, Omaha, NE;
The Review, James Whitcomb Riley High School, South Bend, IN;
The Sailor’s Log, Mona Shores High School, Muskegon, MI;
The Trojan Times, Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe Park, MI;
Viking Vanguard, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, WA;
Westlake Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.


Scholastic Silver Yearbooks

Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL;
Bear Saga, Canton Middle School, Canton, NC;
Crusader, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, KS;
Eagle, Braxton County High School, Sutton, WV;
El Camino Real, San Gabriel High School, San Gabriel, CA;
El Lobo, Basic High School, Henderson, NV;
El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
Equus, Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ;
Glances, Massaponax High School, Fredericksburg, VA;
Hartbeat, Hart Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
Hi-S-Potts, Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, PA;
Iditarod, Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA;
Islander, Singapore American School, Singapore;
Kabekonian, Stillwater Area High School, Stillwater, MN;
Lion’s Den, Hyde Park Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Martianaire, Goodrich High School, Goodrich, MI;
Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Quinault, Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen, WA;
Rambler, Lancaster High School, Lancaster, SC;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Reverie, Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli, PA;
Rouser, Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, IL;
Talon, Highlands Ranch High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
The Epic, Center High School, Antelope, CA;
The Flashlight, Abilene High School. Abilene, TX;
The Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
The Talisman, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
Treasure Chest, Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Warrior, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.