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.

2005 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents the 2005 Scholastic Crown Awards


NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 81st annual Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Of the 1,845 current CSPA members eligible to enter the Crown Awards, 1,238 magazines, newspapers and yearbooks actually submitted copies for this particular judging. Judging took place at Columbia University from December 20-22, 2004 by the Board of Crown Judges. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, concept, photography, art and graphics.

Twenty-four newspapers, nine magazines, and 15 yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 64 other scholastic publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown. Gold Crowns have been presented annually since 1982, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.

The Awards Convocation took place in the Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, located at Columbia’s historic Morningside Heights campus, on Friday, March 18th at 2:30 p.m.

Edmund J. Sullivan, director of the CSPA, announced the winners while C. Bruce Watterson, associate vice president of public relations and communications at Darlington School, (Rome, GA) and chair of the Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers’ Association’s (CSPAA) Committee on Judging Standards and Practices presented plaques to those winners attending the event. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning March 28th. 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 offers three major services: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning two conventions (one national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support an e-zine and one to two books per year.

The judging panel included: Leah Bailey, associate art director at Cigar Aficionado magazine, New York, NY; Jenny Dial, graduate student and sports freelancer, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Dr. Gloria (Lori) Eastman, professor of English and English education, Buffalo State College, State University of New York; Nick Ferentinos, retired adviser and consultant, Cupertino, CA; Mark Herron, Director of Secondary Education Services of Journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, IN; Monica Hill, director of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems for Arlington Independent School District in Arlington, TX; Steve O’Donoghue, director of the High School Newspaper Support Program, San Francisco, CA; C. B. “Bruce” Watterson, chair of CSPAA Judging Standards and Practices, associate vice president of public relations and communications at Darlington School, Rome, GA; Renva Watterson, chairperson of the department of communication arts and interim dean of the School Liberal Arts at Shorter College in Rome, GA.

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.

This scholastic awards list includes recipients from senior high schools, junior high schools and middle schools. Judges considered senior high schools as one group in judging. Junior high and middle schools were considered as a second group during judging.

For 2005, the Crown Judges did not present any awards for magazines from middle or junior high schools.

Middle School/Junior High Gold Crown Newspapers

Blue and White, Roosevelt Junior High School, Altoona, PA;
The Daytime, Frank Ashley Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA;
The Trojan Times, Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe Park, MI.


Middle School/Junior High Gold Crown Yearbooks

Berada, Central Baldwin Middle School, Robertsdale, AL;
Falcon, Fairview Middle School, Fairview, TN;
Hartbeat, Thomas S. Hart Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
Tiger Stripes, Singapore American Middle School, Singapore, Rep. Of


Middle School/Junior High Silver Crown Newspapers

Falcon Frenzy, Guy B. Phillips Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC;
The Wildcat Roar, Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfi eld, CA;
Tiger’s Tale, MacArthur Intermediate School, Santa Ana, CA.


Middle School/Junior High Silver Crown Yearbooks

Bear Saga, Canton Middle School, Canton, NC;
Cub Trax, Cupertino Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA;
Eagle, Maize South Middle School, Wichita, KS;
Legends, Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly, VA;
Lion’s Den, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Panther Paw, Pistor Middle School, Tucson, AZ;
Panther Pride, Lawton Chiles Middle School, Oviedo, FL;
Panther Tracks, Pleasanton Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
Spartan, Tarpon Springs Middle School, Tarpon Springs, FL;
The Stinger, Irmo Middle School, Columbia, SC.


High School Gold Crown Magazines

Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Epiphany, Clarkstown North High School, New City, NY;
I-Mag, Albert Lea High School, Albert Lea, MN;
Images, Jackson Academy, Jackson, MS;
Maret Literary & Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
Penpoint, Lee-Davis High School, Mechanicsville, VA;
Vibrato, Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.


High School Gold Crown Newspapers

Alahasa, Albert Lea High School, Albert Lea, MN;
Carpe Diem, Decatur High School, Decatur, GA;
Crossfire, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Excalibur, McQueen High School, Reno, NV;
HiLite, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Iniwa, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, MT;
In Print, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Lion, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL;
Paladin, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, KS;
The Apple Leaf, Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee, WA;
The Bagpipe, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
The Blue and Gold, Center High School, Antelope, CA; Gold
The Falconer, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA;
The Lowell, Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Register, Central High School, Omaha, NE;
The Remarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
The Warren Owl, Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN;
Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Wingspan, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.


High School Gold Crown Yearbooks

Aquin, St. Thomas High School, Houston, TX;
El Lobo, Basic High School, Henderson, NV;
Logue, North Wood High School, Nappanee, IN;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
The Epic, Center High School, Antelope, CA;
Tom Tom, Danville Community High School, Danville, IN;
Volsung, Downey High School, Downey, CA;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.


High School Silver Crown Magazines

Ateneo, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
Beachplums, East Hampton High School, East Hampton, NY;
Bloodstone, Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids, WI;
Chaos, Clarkstown High School North, New City, NY;
Dark as Day, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Earthwinds, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, MS;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfi eld Hills, MI;
Icons, Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy, Saginaw, MI;
Images, Edina High School, Edina, MN;
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Point Break, Southampton High School, Southampton, NY;
Reflections, Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Runes, Brighton High School, Salt Lake City, UT;
Stylus, David Starr Jordan High School, Long Beach, CA;
The Cardinal Quill, Mt. Pleasant High School, San Jose, CA;
The Inkslinger, Darlington School, Rome, GA;
The Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Windmill, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Dewitt, NY;
The Works Magazine, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Unspoken, Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

High School Silver Crown Newspaper

Blue & Gold, Findlay High School, Findlay, OH; Gold
Cedar Post, Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint, ID;
Crimson Times, Glencoe High School, Hillsboro, OR;
Eagle Eye, DeSoto High School, DeSoto, TX;
Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newtonville, MA;
Prospector, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL;
Revolution, Freedom High School, Tampa, FL;
Rocky Mountain Highlighter, Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO;
Scholar & Athlete, Tracy High School, Tracy, CA;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
Spotlight, Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, IN;
Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Statesman, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL;
The A-Blast, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA;
The Blue Devil’s Advocate, Varina High School, Richmond, VA;
The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
The Devil’s Advocate, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
The Mission, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Roar, West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Melbourne, FL;
The Saratoga Falcon, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Talon, Exeter High School, Exeter, NH;
The Visor, Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron, OH.


High School Silver Crown Yearbooks

Ambassador, Stevenson High School, Sterling Heights, MI;
Arcadia, West Shore Jr/Sr High School, Melbourne, FL;
Droflim, Milford High School, Milford, OH;
Ebb Tide, Carlson High School, Gibraltar, MI;
Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Governor, John B. Connally High School, Austin, TX;
Heritage, Horizon High School, Scottsdale AZ;
Hi-S-Potts, Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, PA;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Keyhole, Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, IN;
Legend, North Side High School, Fort Wayne, IN;
Log, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN;
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Maverick, McNeil High School, Austin, TX;
Panther, Springhill High School, Longview, TX;
Pantheron, Brookwood High School, Brookwood, AL;
Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Reverie, Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli, PA;
Roundup, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, MT;
Silvertip, Wichita High School Northwest, Wichita, KS;
So Anyway, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH;
The American, Independence High School, San Jose, CA;
The Deer, Deer Park High School, Deer Park, TX;
The Guardian, Westfi eld High School, Chantilly, VA;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Tonitrus, Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA;
Triune, Trinity High School, Euless, TX;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.