|Scholastic Crown Ceremony, presented live from Columbia University on March 19, 2021 at 2:30pm EDT.|
NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces its 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 852 publications were eligible for judging.
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: Jenny Dial Creech, managing editor, The Athletic Houston, 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, executive director, ATPI, Sante Fe, NM; Cheryl Pell, retired professor and former press state director, East Lansing MI; and Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.
For further information, contact the CSPA directly.
Bearing News / rbhs.bearingnews.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
Southwest Shadow / southwestshadow.com, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Feather Online / thefeather.com, Fresno Christian High School, Fresno, CA;
The Gator / bmgator.org, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA;
The Oracle / archeroracle.org, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA;
The Phillipian / phillipian.net, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA;
The Red Ledger / theredledger.net, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
The Rider Online / therideronline.com, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
Wayland Student Press / waylandstudentpress.org, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA.
C Magazine / cmagazine.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
On the Record / ontherecordmag.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Viking Magazine / vikingsportsmag.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.
Focus, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
The Featheralist, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA;
The Scientific Marksman, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX.
Scroll + Scrolling / holton-arms.edu, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
The Muse / northviewmuse.com, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA.
Blue Review, Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte, NC;
Calliope, St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN;
Pegasus, The Haverford School, Haverford, PA;
Repentino., American School Foundation, Mexico City, México;
Shadows, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
Solstice Art and Literary Magazine, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
The Marque, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
El Estoque / elestoque.org, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
HiLite / hilite.org, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
North Star / fhntoday.com, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, MO;
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 Campanile / thecampanile.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Communicator / chscommunicator.com, Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Eagle Eye / eagleeye.news, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Huron Emery / thehuronemery.com, Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Muse / themuseatdreyfoos.com, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Review / sjsreview.com, St. John's School, Houston, TX;
The Rock / rockmediaonline.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Standard / standard.asl.org, The American School in London, London, Greater London;
Tiger Times / tigertimesonline.com, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
tjTODAY / tjtoday.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
Verde / verdemagazine.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.
Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Echo, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Saint Louis, MO;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The ReMarker, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX.
Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL;
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY.
Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
Carillon, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX.
Livewire / aajhslivewire.com, Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona, PA.
Mindprints, Jackson Preparatory Junior High School, Flowood, MS.
The Scroll, The American School in London, London, Greater London;
Ursus, Bedford Middle School, Westport, CT.
Azimuth, The Benjamin Middle School, North Palm Beach, FL.
Ingenium, Greenfield Junior High School, Gilbert, AZ;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN.
Earthquake / gfsearthquake.com, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
Grant Magazine / grantmagazine.com, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
Teknos / teknos.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Patriot Post / ipatriotpost.com, American Heritage School, Plantation, FL.
Gxrls in STEM, Georgetown Day School / Sidwell Friends School, District of Columbia, WA;
Phenomena, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
Babel, Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT;
The Pulse / thepulsejchs.com, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA.
Andromeda, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Artifex, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Blutopia, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High, Miami, FL;
Footnotes, Haas Hall Academy, Fayetteville, AK;
HELM (Harker Eclectic Literature & Media), The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Hippocrene, Avon Old Farms, Avon, CT;
Iliad, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Impressions, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY;
Inkslinger, Darlington School, Rome, GA;
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
LitMag, Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA;
Living Details, Bingham High School, South Jordan, UT;
Menagerie, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
PCI, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY;
Pulp, Thomas Wootton High School, Rockville, MD;
Reflections, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
Reflections, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY;
Roars & Whispers, Providence Senior High School, Charlotte, NC;
Sambatyon, Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, NJ;\
Seeds in the Black Earth, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
Setting Stone, Talawanda High School, Oxford, OH;
Spectator Magazine, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD;
Sunset, Marymount High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Ivy, Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ;
The Lantern, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA;
The Looking Glass, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
The Rough Draft, Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA;
The Tartan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Walrus, Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX;
The Wit, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL.
Achona Online / achonaonline.com, Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FL;
Central Times / centraltimes.org, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
Inklings / inklingsnews.com, Staples High School, Westport, CT;\
Mountain Echo / aahsmountainecho.com, Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA;
The Eagle's Tale / eaglestaleonline.com, Canyon High School, Canyon, TX;
The La Salle Falconer / lasallefalconer.com, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Milwaukie, OR;
The Niles West News / nileswestnews.org, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
The Paly Voice / palyvoice.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Berkeley High Jacket / berkeleyhighjacket.com, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Granite Bay Gazette / granitebaytoday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
Knight Errant / bsmknighterrant.org, Benilde-St. Margaret's, St. Louis Park, MN;
Marquette Messenger / marquettemessenger.com, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
Octagon / scdsoctagon.com, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA;
Odyssey / odysseynewsmagazine.com, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
The Californian / thecalifornianpaper.com, California High School, San Ramon, CA;
The Chronicle / hwchronicle.com, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Dispatch / thedispatchonline.net, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
The Eagle’s Eye / akinseagleseye.com, Akins Early College High School, Austin, TX;
The Fourcast / hockadayfourcast.org, The Hockaday School, Dallas, 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 Lion's Tale / lionstale.org, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Mirror / vnhsmirror.com, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA;
The Prospector / prospectornow.com, Prospect High School, Mt Prospect, IL;
The Rubicon / rubiconline.com, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
The Shield / macshieldonline.com, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Sidekick / coppellstudentmedia.com, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;
The Smoke Signal / thesmokesignal.org, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Southerner / thesoutherneronline.com, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Tower / thetowerpulse.net, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
Tiger / tigernewspaper.com, South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA;
Tribal Tribune / tribaltribune.org, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
U-High Midway / uhighmidway.com, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL;
Uncaged Student News / uncagednews.com, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI.
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
The Hawk, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX;
The Hoofprint, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
The Hourglass, Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA;
The Piper, Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Saratoga Falcon, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA.
Peerage, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
The Lion's Pride, One School of the Arts, Longwood, FL.
Badger, Beebe High School, Beebe, AR;
Caledonia, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
El Corazón, El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills, CA;
Epilogue, Palmer Ridge High School, Monument, CO;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Genesis, Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, VA;
Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, CO;
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;
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
Munhinotu, Gresham High School, Gresham, OR;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, FL;
Priam, Longmont High School, Longmont, CO;
Prowler, Providence High School, Charlotte, NC;
Reata, Memorial High School, Houston, TX;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Salmagundi, Seminole High School, Sanford, FL;
Techniques, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Ayrie, Liberty North High School, Liberty, MO;
The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX;
The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, TX;
The Leopard, Lovejoy High School, Lucus, TX;
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
The Prince, Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ;
The Quest, John Champe High School, Aldie, VA;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Traditions, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.
The Neersyde / neersyde.com, The Benjamin Middle School, North Palm Beach, FL;
Intermedia, Lewis F. Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ;
Concolor, Ruben Dario Middle School, Miami, FL;
Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
El Corazon, El Roble Intermediate School, Claremont, CA;
Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA;
La Cresta, Desert Ridge Junior High School, Mesa, AZ;
Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, AZ;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, AR;
The Stinger, Brookville Middle School, Lynchburg, VA