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.

2020 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces its Finalists for it's Crown Awards.

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 1,145 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 2020.

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.

The judging panel included: Kathy Daly, retired adviser, Denver, CO; Nancy Hastings, retired adviser, Highland, IN; Brenda Gorsuch, retired adviser, Mills River NC; Monica Hill, director of NCSMA, Chapel Hill, NC; Kevin Lerner, Assistant Professor of Communication/Journalism at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Alan Murray, president and co-founder of Uncharted, Malvern, PA; Mark Murray, director of technical services and systems integration, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Cheryl Pell, retired professor and former press state director, East Lansing MI; Ana Rosenthal, consultant and former adviser and Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.

High School Digital News & Magazine Finalists

Bearing News | bearingnews.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
Foothill Dragon Press | foothilldragonpress.org, Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA;
Harker Aquila | harkeraquila.com, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Manual RedEye | manualredeye.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Pathfinder | pwestpathfinder.com, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO;
Southwest Shadow | southwestshadow.com, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Oracle | archeroracle.org, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA;
The Paly Voice | palyvoice.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Pulse, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The Red Ledger | theredledger.net, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
The Rider Online | therideronline.com, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
TRN Wired | TRNWIRED.org, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Wingspan | libertywingspan.com, Liberty High School, Frisco, TX;
Xanadu Lit Mag | xanadulitmag.com, Walt Whitman High School, Huntington, NY.

Middle School Digital News Finalists

Livewire | aajhslivewire.com, Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona, PA.

High School Hybrid General Magazine Finalists

Grant Magazine | grantmagazine.com, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
The Mark | machronicle.com, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA;
The Rock | rockmediaonline.org, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO.

High School Print General Magazine Finalists

C&G, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA;
Crossfire, Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Earthquake, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
H2N, Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA;
On the Record, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
The Fourth Estate, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA;
The Revelation, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Ridgeland, MS;
The Scientific Marksman, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The View, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, CO;
Titan Times The Magazine, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA.

High School Hybrid Level Literary Magazine Finalists

Scroll + Scrolling, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
Sequel | sequelmagazine.org, Dulaney High School, Timonium, MD;
The Muse | northviewmuse.weebly.com, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The Phoenix | thhsphoenix.org, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY.

High School Print Literary Magazine Finaists

Amused, Miami Country Day School, Miami, FL;
Calliope, St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN;
Connotations, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, FL;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Hatch, Bigfork High School, Bigfork, MT;
Ingenium, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, Mobile, AL;
Inkslinger, Darlington School, Rome, GA;
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 Magazine, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Philomel, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York City, NY;
Pulp, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland, PA;
Reflections, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
Reflections, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY;
Repentino., American School Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Roars and Whispers, Providence Senior High School, Charlotte, NC;
Shadows, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Marque, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA;
The Vision, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY;
The Walrus, Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.

Middle School Hybrid General Magazine Finalist

Spectrum | hwspectrum.com, Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA.

Middle School Print Literary Magazine Finalists

Collage, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
Inkblot, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX;
Mindprints, Jackson Preparatory Junior High School, Flowood, MS;
Pen & Paper, The Unquowa School, Fairfield, CT;
The Mini-Marque, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

High School Print News Finalists

Arrow, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Fourcast, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
High Tide, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO;
Piper, Campbell Hall Episcopal, North Hollywood, CA;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Accolade, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, CA;
The Arapahoe Herald, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
The Chronicle, Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, TX;
The CS Press, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Grizzly Growler, Spring Valley High School, Las Vegas, NV;
The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA;
The Purple Tide, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
The Remarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Rock, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Smoke Signal, Mission San Jose High School, Freemont, CA;
The Tower, Grosse Point South High School, Grosse Pointe, MI;
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, IL;
Update, H.H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

High School Hybrid News Finalists

Berkeley High Jacket | berkeleyhighjacket.com, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Black & White | jhsblackandwhite.com, Johnston High School, Johnson, IA;
Central Times | centraltimes.org, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
Echo | slpecho.com, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis, MN;
Fenton InPrint | fentoninprint.com, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Globe | chsglobe.com, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Granite Bay Gazette | granitebaytoday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
HiLite | hilite.org, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Inklings News | inklingsnews.com, Staples High School, Westport, CT;
Kingwood Park Times | ptimes.com, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX;
La Vista | lavistamchs.com, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA;
North Star | fhntoday.com, Francis Howell North High School, Saint Charles, MO;
Odyssey | odysseynewsmagazine.net, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Paladin | kapaun.org, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Wichita, KS;
Panther Prints | peshprints.com, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX;
Rampage | rockvillerampage.com, Rockville High School, Rockville, MD;
Review | sjsreview.com, St. John’s School, Houston, TX;
Spartan News Network | SNN, Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, FL;
The Black & White | theblackandwhite.net, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Blueprint | hagertyjourn.com, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Broadview | broadview.sacredsf.org, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Californian | thecalifornianpaper.com, California High School, San Ramon, CA;
The Campanile | thecampanile.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Catalyst | millardwestcatalyst.com, Millard West High School, Omaha, NE;
The Chronicle | hwchronicle.com/, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Communicator | chscommunicator.com, Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Eagle Eye | eagleeye.news, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Eagle’s Eye | ikenews.com, Eisenhower High School, Shelby Township, MI;
The Eagle’s Eye | akinseagleseye.com, W. Charles Akins High School, Austin, TX;
The Epic | lhsepic.com, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA;
The Featherduster | Featherduster Online, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
The Gavel | studentnews.nisd.net/holmes/, Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Harbinger | arhsharbinger.com, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;
The Harbinger | smeharbinger.net, Shawnee Mission East High School, Shawnee Mission, KS;
The Highlander | thehighlandernews.com, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Hoofprint | whshoofprint.com, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
The Lion’s Tale | lionstale.org, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Marquette Messenger | marquettemessenger.com, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
The Muse | themuseatdreyfoos.com, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Piedmont Highlander | TPHnews.com, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, CA;
The Prospector | prospectornow.com, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL;
The Rock, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Rubicon | rubiconline.com, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN;
The Sagamore | thesagonline.com, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA;
The Saratoga Falcon | saratogafalcon.org, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
The Shakerite | shakerite.com, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, OH;
The Shield | macshieldonline.com, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Sidekick | coppellstudentmedia.com, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;
The Southerner | thesoutherneronline.com, Henry Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Spoke | spoke.news, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
The Standard | standard.asl.org, The American School in London, London, England;
The Tam News | thetamnews.org, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA;
The Ultraviolet | theultraviolet.com, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Voice | fhsvoice.org, Farmington High School, Farmington, CT;
Tiger Times | tigertimesonline.com, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Tiger Times | ttonl.org, Seoul International School, Seoul, Korea;
TJToday | tjtoday.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
Tribal Tribune | tribaltribune.org, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
Uncaged Student News | uncagednews.com, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI.

Middle School Print News Finalists

The Scroll, American School in London, London, England;
The Daytime, F.A. Day Middle School, Newton, MA.

High School, Hybrid Yearbook Finalists

Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL;
Peerage, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
The Marauder, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;

High School Print Yearbook Finalists

Above and Beyond, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA;
Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL;
Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, VA;
Ayrie, Liberty North High School, Liberty, MO;
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
Caledonia, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
Calumet, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
Chieftain, Jupiter High School, Jupiter, FL;
Clamo, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Clipper, Kearney High School, Kearney, MO;
Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
Daedalus, Northeastern High School, Manchester, PA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Epic, Legend High School, Parker, CO;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, CO;
Green & Gold, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Helios, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, CA;
Highlander, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Kodiak, Bridgeland High School, Cypress, TX;
La Vista, Mountain View High School, Mesa, AZ;
Ledoian, Aledo High School, Aledo, TX;
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
Marksmen, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, FL;
Pantera, Mead High School, Spokane, WA;
Pawsehi, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO;
Pride, Franklin High School, Elk Grove, CA;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO;
Sword & Shield, Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, CA;
Techniques, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Howl, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Lair, Leander High School, Leander, TX;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Leopard, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Theogony, Hidden Valley High School, Cave Spring, VA;
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;
Triune, Trinity High School, Euless, TX;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.

Middle School Print Yearbook Finalists

Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO
Lion’s Den, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High, Apache Junction, AZ;
Our Tale, Cimarron Middle School, Parker, CO;
Prowler, Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
The Crusader, Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock, CO;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, AR;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN;
The Stinger, Brookville Middle School, Lynchburg, VA;
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX.