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.

2003 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents the 2003 Scholastic Crown Awards

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 79th Annual Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in the City of New York.

The annual Crown Awards program attracted 1,550 entries from among CSPA’s 1,749 member publications from the 2001-2002 academic year. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics for the 2003 Crown Awards Program.

Twenty-one newspapers, seven magazines, and sixteen yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while ninety-three 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 Low Library Rotunda located at Columbia’s historic Morningside Heights campus, on Friday, March 21, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. Edmund J. Sullivan, Director of the CSPA, announced the awards to those gathered in the Rotunda. 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 7, 2003.

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 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 two conventions (one national, one regional) and a weeklong summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support a monthly ezine and one to two books per year.

Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics.

Of the 1,749 current CSPA members eligible to enter the Crown Awards, 1,550 magazines, newspapers and yearbooks actually submitted copies for this judging. Judging took place at Columbia University from December 19-22, 2002 by the Board of Crown Judges. Crown Award Finalists will receive either a Gold or Silver Crown Award at the March 2003 Scholastic Spring Convention.

The judging panel included: Merle Dieleman, retired teacher of language arts and journalism, Bettendorf, IA; Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY; Bobby Hawthorne director of academics, University Interscholastic League at the University of Texas at Austin, TX; Mark Herron, assistant professor and director of secondary education services at Ball State University, Muncie, IN; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems for Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Laura Schaub, director of the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Randy Stano, Knight Chair and professor in the School of Communications at the University of Miami, Miami, FL; C. B. “Bruce” Watterson, vice president of public relations at Shorter College, Rome, GA; Renva Watterson, associate professor and chairperson of the department of communication arts at Shorter College in Rome, GA.


Scholastic Gold Crown Magazines

Between the Lines, Scarsdale Middle School, Scarsdale, NY;
Fine Lines (Streak), Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Kokopelli, Colorado Academy, Denver, CO;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Mirage, Kanapaha Middle School, Gainesville, FL;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.


Scholastic Gold Crown Newspapers

Blue and Gold, Findlay High School, Findlay, OH;
Carpe Diem, Decatur High School, Decatur, GA;
Crossfire The Students’ Voice, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee, KS;
Paladin, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, KS;
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO;
Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
The Daytime, F. A. Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA;
The Axe, South Eugene High School, Eugene, OR;
The Blue and Gold, Center High School, Antelope, CA;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Crusader, Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ;
The Falconer, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego,CA;
The Green Raider, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA;
The Lowell, Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Register, Central High School, Omaha, NE;
The Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Tribal Tribune, Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC;
U-High Midway, University High School, Chicago, IL;
Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Wingspan, West Henderson High The School, Hendersonville, NC.


Scholastic Gold Yearbooks

Bear Saga, Canton Middle School, Canton, NC;
Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
Ceniad, East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI;
Clamo, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Crusader, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, KS;
El Camino Real, San Gabriel High School, San Gabriel, CA;
Heritage, Horizon High School, Scottsdale, AZ;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Panther Tale, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Paragon, Oakton High School, Vienna, VA;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Reverie, Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli, PA;
The Panther Paw, Pistor Middle School, Tucson, AZ;
Volsung, Downey High School, Downey, CA;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.


Scholastic Silver Crown Magazines

Colophon, Towson High School, Towson, MD;
Dark as Day, Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Images, Jackson Academy, Jackson, MS;
Intermedia, Lewis F. Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
Philomel, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
7 Dials, Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Stylus, Stillwater Area High School, Stillwater, MN;
Talisman, Wakefield School, The Plains, VA;
The Cardinal Quill, Mt. Pleasant High School, San Jose, CA;
The Edge, Central High School, Omaha, NE;
Young Writers, Atlantic Middle School, Quincy, MA.


Scholastic Silver Crown Newspapers

Blue & Gold, Marist High School, Atlanta, GA;
Cardinal News, Wauwatosa High School, Wauwatosa, WI;
Eagle, Glen Oak High School, Canton, OH;
Eagle Eye, DeSoto High School, DeSoto, TX;
Excalibur, McQueen High School, Reno, NV;
Flyer, Brentwood School, Los Angeles, CA;
Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Greyhound Tracks, Pope High School, Marietta, GA;
Highlander, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
Highlights, Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Gables, FL;
Hoofbeat, King High School, Corpus Christi, TX;
Iniwa, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, MT;
Jagwire, Emerald Ridge High School, South Hill, WA;
Miller Mustang, Miller Middle School, San Jose, CA;
Munsonian, Muncie Central High School, Muncie, IN;
Pilot’s Log, Hasbrouck Heights Junior/Senior High, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ;
Raider Echo, North Garland High School, Garland, TX;
Redwood Bark, Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA;
Rocky Mountain Highlighter, Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO;
Roundup, Roosevelt High School, Des Moines, IA;
Saratoga Falcon, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
Scholar & Athlete, Tracy High School, Tracy, CA;
Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
The Arrow, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
The Bagpipe, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
The Charger, Oxford High School, Oxford, MS;
The Chatterbox, George Washington High School, Danville, VA;
The Eagle Eye, Singapore American School, Republic of Singapore;
The Evergreen, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
The Jacket, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
The Stampede, Cocopah Middle School, Scottsdale, AR;
The Lancer, Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, CA;
The Lion’s Tale, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Little Hawk, City High School, Iowa City, IA;
The Mission, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Mountie Spectrum, Rogers High School, Rogers, AR;
The North Star, North High School, Riverside, CA;
The Orange and Black, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, CO;
The Tiger Times, Shady Spring High School, Shady Spring, WV;
The Tower, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
The Triangle, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN;
The Trojan Times, Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe, MI;
Tide Lines, Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, PA;
Tom Tom, Bellevue East High School, Bellevue, NE;
Viking Vanguard, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, WA;
Warrior’s Word, Wausau West High School, Wausau, WI;
Westlake Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin, TX.


Scholastic Silver Yearbooks

Eagle, Maize Middle School, Maize, KS;
Evergreen, A. C. Reynolds Middle School, Asheville, NC;
Legends, Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly, VA;
Above and Beyond, Robinson Secondary, Fairfax, VA;
Aquin, St. Thomas High School, Houston, TX;
‘Cat Tales, Woodmont High School, Piedmont, SC;
El Lobo, Chandler High School, Chandler, AZ;
El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
Eurekana, Eureka High School, Eureka, MO;
Flashlight, Abilene High School, Abilene, TX;
Governor, John B. Connally High School, Austin, TX;
Hi-S-Potts, Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, PA;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
In An Instant, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland, KS;
Panache, Pope High School, Marietta, GA;
Log, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN;
Panther Tracks, Putnam City North High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
Pressure, Hooker High School, Hooker, OK
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
Spartan, Tarpon Springs Middle School, Tarpon Springs, FL;
Talon, Stanford Middle School, Long Beach, CA;
The American, Independence High School, San Jose, CA;
The Bobcat, Brink Junior High School, Oklahoma City, OK;
The Epic, Center High School, Antelope, CA;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Logue, NorthWood High School, Nappanee, IN;
The Shield, Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA;
The Tom Tom, Danville Community High School, Danville, IN;
Tukwet, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA;
Warrior, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.