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.

2019 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA Selects Crown Award Finalists for Magazine and News Publications

These entries were produced during the 2017-2018 academic year. The actual awards will be presented in New York City during March 2019. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are presented, they are known as the 2019 Crown Awards.

Sixty-one print magazines and 20 hybrid magazines; thirty-four, print newspapers and sixty hybrid newspapers and seventy print yearbooks and nineteen hybrid yearbooks were chosen as Finalists for the CSPA Crown Awards to be presented in March 2019 at ceremonies in New York City.  These publications were published during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members.  Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats are all-eligible.  During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 1,172 publications were eligible for judging.

Crown Finalists are actual winners, not nominees. Some will be announced as Gold Crowns; the rest are Silver Crowns. Final results will be announced and presented at the CSPA ceremonies in March 2019.

The CSPA offers three annual competitions to honor excellence in student publishing: Medalist Critiques for written evaluation, Crown Awards for overall excellence and Gold Circle Awards for individual student recognition.

The Crown Awards require a different judging process from the CSPA’s Medalist Critiques. Regular CSPA members are invited to submit a second copy of their publication for Crown judging. From among those entries submitted, the Crown Awards are considered at Columbia by panels of invited judges, working in small groups to review each publication.

Crown Awards summarize overall excellence in the entire publication while Medalist Critiques compare each publication against a printed set of standards. In contrast, Medalist Critiques are the work of a single adviser-judge.

Crown Awards function as a “top-down” view of general excellence; Medalist Critiques offer a “bottom-up” perspective, noting specific strengths and weaknesses.

Blue Review, Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte, NC;
Blue Review, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA;
Blutopia, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC;
Catalyst, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA;
Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Earthquake, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
Earthwinds, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, MS;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, FL;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
H2N, Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA;
Hatch, Bigfork High School, Bigfork, MT;
Iris: Art + Lit, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Panorama, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
Portraits in Ink, Durham School of the Arts, Durham, NC;
Reflections, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY;
Repentino., American School Foundation Mexico City, Felton, DE;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Roars and Whispers, Providence Senior High School, Charlotte, NC;
Satorian, Skyline High School, Salt Lake City, UT;
Solstice, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
Stone-Cutters, Harvard-Westlake, Studio City, CA;
The Chariot, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The Coup, Martin High School, Arlington, TX;
The Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Phoenix, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY;
The Rambler, Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, CA;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA;
The View, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, CO;
Titan Times The Magazine, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Veritas, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, AR;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Vision, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY;
Windscript, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA;
Wingspan, Nixa High School, Nixa, MO.

C Magazine /, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Grant Magazine /, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
Scroll + Scrolling, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
Spotlight /, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, KS;
Teknos /, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Fourth Estate /, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA;
The Muse /, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The Shakerite /, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, OH;
The Voice /, Huntley High School, Huntley, IL;
Verde /, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Viking /, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

Arrow, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
Crier, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Crimson & Gold, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA;
Eagle Edition, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Feedback, Jakarta Intercultural School, Jakarta, Indonesia;
High Tide, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
On the Record, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Piper, Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, CA;
Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Arrowhead, Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA;
The Californian, California High School, San Ramon, CA;
The Campanile, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Messenger, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The CS Press, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
The Granite Bay Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
The Grizzly Growler, Spring Valley High School, Las Vegas, NV;
The Octagon, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA;
The Patriot, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Pen, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA;
The ReMarker, St. Mark’s School of TX, Dallas, TX;
The Rock, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Southerner,
Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Spoke, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
Update, H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Wingspan, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.

Berkeley High Jacket /, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Central Times /, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
Echo /, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
El Estoque /, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
Fenton InPrint /, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Golden Fleece /, TC Roberson High School, Asheville, NC;
N the Red, Fishers High School, Fishers, IN;
North Star /, Francis Howell North, St. Charles, MO;
Odyssey /, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Panther Prints /, Plano East Senior High, Plano, TX;
Rampage /, Rockville High School, Rockville, MD;
Spartan News Network /, Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, FL;
Spotlight /, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO;
The A-Blast /, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA;
The Arapahoe Herald /, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
The Black & White /, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Black and White /, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
The Boiling Point /, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Broadview /, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Catalyst /, Millard West High School, Omaha, NE;
The Chronicle /, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Eagle Eye News /, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Epitaph /, Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA;
The Fourcast /, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Friar’s Lantern /, Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA;
The Gavel /, Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Harbinger /, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;
The Harbinger /, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Highlander /, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Hoofprint /, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
The Kinkaid Falcon /, The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX;
The Kirkwood Call /, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
The Lion’s Tale /, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Lion’s Tale /, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Messenger /, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
The Muse /, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Newsstreak /, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;
The Prospector /, Prospect High School, Mt Prospect, IL;
The Review /, St. John’s School, Houston, TX;
The Royal News /, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
The Rubicon /, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
The Smoke Signal /, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Standard /, The American School in London, London Greater, London;
The Tam News /, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA;
The Tom Tom /, Antioch Community High School, Antioch, IL;
The Tower /, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
The Westword /, Westhill High School, Stamford, CT;
Tiger Times /, TX High School, Texarkana, TX;
Tribal Tribune /, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
Uncaged Student News /, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI;
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL;

Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
El Diablo, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL;
Hoofbeats, Burges HS, El Paso, TX;
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
Munhintou, Gresham High School, Gresham, OR;
Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL;
Panther Pride, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX;
Raider, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
Reata, Memorial High School, Houston, TX;
Round-Up, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO;
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
The Olympian, Williamsville North High School, Williamsville, NY;
The Prowler, Millard West High School, Omaha, NE;
The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School, New Port Richey, FL.

Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL;
Buffalo, Haltom High School, Haltom City, TX;
Buzzer, Brookville High School, Lynchburg, VA;
Calibre, Western High School, Davie, FL;
Columbian, George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA;
Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South HS, Glenview, IL;
Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL;
Genesis, Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, VA;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East, Prairie Village, KS;
Highlander, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
Iditarod, Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, VA;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Legacy, Klein Collins High School, Spring, TX;
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
Marauder, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
Marksmen, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, FL;
Parousia, Maranatha Christian Schools, San Diego, CA;
Priam, Longmont High School, Longmont, CO;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Granite Bay, CA;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Retrospect, Liberty Christian Academy, Lynchburg, VA;
Roots, Mesquite High School, Gilbert, AZ;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Salmagundi, Seminole High School, Sanford, FL;
Talon, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Techniques, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX;
The Belltower, St. Thomas' Episcopal School, Houston, TX;
The Centaur, Strawberry Crest High School, Dover, FL;
The Citadel, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Dragon, Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, TX;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, TX;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Traditions, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA;
Trail, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
Trillium, Trumbull High School, Trumbull, CT;
Ursus, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
Vieo, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, CO;
Westwind, Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, CO;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.

Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA.

Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
Falcon Nation, Katherine L. Albiani Middle School, Elk Grove, CA;
Farrier, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
Ingenium, Greenfield Junior High, Gilbert, AZ;
Nexus, Fishers Junior High, Fishers, IN;
Our Tale, Cimarron Middle School, Parker, CO;
Prowler, Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, AR;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN;
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX.

Collage, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
Inkblot, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX;
Intermedia, Lewis F. Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ;
Mindprints, Jackson Preparatory Junior High School, Flowood, MS;
Out of Uniform, Nightingale-Bamford, New York City, NY;
Pen & Paper, The Unquowa School, Fairfield, CT;
The Mini-Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Voices, Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greenwich, CT.

The Scroll, The American School in London, London, Greater London;
Ursus, Bedford Middle School, Westport, CT.