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.

2007 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents the 2007 Scholastic Crown Awards


NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its top awards for scholastic publications during its 83rd annual Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in the City of New York.

This year 1,860 CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Judging took place at Columbia University from December 16-18, 2006 by the  Board of Crown Judges. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, concept, photography, art and graphics.

Thirteen newspapers, 14 magazines, and 15 yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 83 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 on Friday, March 16th at 2:30 p.m. in the Roone Arledge Auditorium of Columbia's Alfred Lerner Hall.

Edmund J. Sullivan, executive director of the CSPA, announced the winners while Dr. C. Bruce Watterson, chair of the Association's Committee on Judging Standards and Practices, presented plaques to publication staff members attending the event. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning March 26th.

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 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; Jennifer Dial, reporter at the Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX; Dr. Gloria (Lori) Eastman, professor of teacher education, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO; Nick Ferentinos, retired adviser and consultant, Cupertino, CA; Monica Hill, executive director of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dean Kostos, author and poet, New York, NY; Steve O’Donoghue, director of the High School Newspaper Support Program, San Francisco, CA; C. Bruce Watterson, chief communications officer at the Darlington School, Rome, GA; and Renva Watterson, chairperson of the department of communication arts and dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Shorter College in Rome, GA.

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.


Middle School/Junior High Magazine Gold Crowns

No crowns awarded.


Middle School/Junior High Magazine Silver Crowns

Prism 2006, Tejeda Middle School, San Antonio, TX;
Young Writers, Atlantic Middle School, Quincy, MA.


Middle School/Junior High Newspaper Gold Crowns

Blue and White, Roosevelt Junior High School, Altoona, PA;
The Daytime, Frank Ashley Day Middle School, Newtonville, MA.


Middle School/Junior High Silver Newspaper Crown

The Tiger’s Tale, MacArthur Intermediate School, Santa Ana, CA.


Middle School/Junior High Gold Yearbook Crowns

Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
Stingray Tales, New Smyrna Beach Middle School, New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Patriot, Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton, CA;
The Surfer, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, CA;


Middle School/Junior High Silver Yearbook Crowns

Eagle, Maize South Middle School, Wichita, KS;
LFMS Life and Style, Las Flores Middle School, Las Flores, CA;
Lion’s Den, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Polaris, Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School, Columbus, NJ;
Regulus, Lexington Junior High School, Cypress, CA;
Spartan, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL;
The Viking Voyager, Butler Junior High School, Oak Brook, IL.


High School Gold Magazine Crowns

Avatar, Houston High School, Germantown, TN;
Blue Review, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA;
Callithump, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda, MD;
Communiqué Crossroads Academic Journal, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
Philomel, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
Reflections, Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX;
Scene, Mountain View High School, Stafford, VA;
The Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Vibrato, Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Windscript, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA.


High School Silver Magazine Crowns

Avalon, Centennial High School, Roswell, GA;
Bloodstone, Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids, WI;
Chaos, Clarkstown High School North, New City, NY;
Chips, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, MD;
Closed Captioned, Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA;
Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Earthwinds, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, MS;
Echo, Randolph School, Huntsville, AL;
Epiphany, Clarkstown North High School, New City, NY;
Erehwon, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Images 2006, Jackson Academy, Jackson, MS;
In The Margins, Arlington High School, Arlington, TX;
Liquid Paper, Vanguard College Preparatory School, Waco, TX;
Reflections, Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Silver Quill, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD;
Spectator Magazine, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Cardinal Quill, Mt. Pleasant High School, San Jose, CA;
Windowpanes, Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA;
Zoic, Centreville High School, Clifton, VA.


High School Newspaper Gold Crowns

Crossfire The Students’ Voice, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
H2 Newsmagazine, Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA;
InPrint, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
NorthStar, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, MO;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Evergreen, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
The Register, Central High School, Omaha, NE;
The Remarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.


High School Silver Newspaper Crowns

Arlingtonian, Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, OH;
Carpe Diem, Decatur High School, Decatur, GA;
Central Stampede, Portage Central High School, Portage, MI;
Cub Reporter, Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis, IN;
Devil’s Advocate, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
El Estoque, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
HiLite, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Iniwa, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, MT;
Panorama, Ladue High School, St. Louis, MO;
Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD;
Statesman, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL;
The Campanile, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Central Times, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
The Charger, Oxford High School, Oxford, MS;
The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Chronicle, Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Connection, John B. Connally High School, Austin, TX;
The Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
The Liberator, Lyndon B. Johnson High School, Austin, TX;
The Mirada, Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, CA;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Orange & Black, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, CO;
The Rampage, Rockville High School, Rockville, MD;
The Rising Phoenix, William T. McFatter Technical High School, Davie, FL;
The Saratoga Falcon, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Squall, Dexter High School, Dexter, MI;
The Stagg Line, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stockton, CA;
The Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Tribal Tribune, Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC.


High School Gold Yearbook Crowns

Ceniad, East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI;
Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, CA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
El Paisano, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
Laconian, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Legend, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
Templar, Temple City High School, Temple City, CA;
The Belltower, St. Thomas’ Episcopal School, Houston, TX;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
Tonitrus, Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA.


High School Silver Yearbook Crowns

Ash A Wut, Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel, CA;
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
Crossings 2006, Charles Wright Academy, University Place, WA;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Legend, North Side High School, Fort Wayne, IN;
Log, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN;
Logue, North Wood High School, Nappanee, IN;
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Plan B, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH;
Reflections, McKinney North High School, McKinney, TX;
Spiritus, Oxford Academy, Cypress, CA;
Sunset, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, AZ;
The Chronicle, Charter Oak High School, Covina, CA;
The Deer, Deer Park High School, Deer Park, TX;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Torch, Olympia High School, Orlando, FL;
Theogony, Hidden Valley High School, Roanoke, VA;
Triune, Trinity High School, Euless, TX;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.