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.

2022 - 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 817 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 2022.

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.

This year the judges were sensitive to the challenges COVID-19 raised to student publications. The judges read the membership profiles and learned of the obstacles and alternative tasks staffs chose to follow to publish their publications. CSPA is proud of the work of all of its members. They rose to the challenge and flourished for their communities.

The judging panel included: Judi Coolidge, retired adviser, Avon Lake, OH; Brenda Gorsuch, retired adviser, Mills River 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; Linda Puntney, retired adviser, Manhattan, KS; Violet Turner, retired adviser, Chicago, IL; and Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.

 

High School Print Literary Magazine

Afterwords, James Wood High School, Winchester, VA;
Ambedo, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ;
Amused, Miami Country Day School, Miami, FL;
Blue Review, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA;
Blutopia, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC;
Briars & Ivy, Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, NY;
Calliope, St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN;
Crimson & Gold, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA;
Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Delphi, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, FL;
Esse, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Harker Eclectic Literature & Media, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Iris: Art + Lit, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Literati, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami, FL;
LitMag, Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Menagerie, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Out of Uniform, Nightingale-Bamford, New York, NY;
Phantasm, Saint Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL;
Reflections, Gulliver Preparatory Upper School, Miami, FL;
Repentino, American School Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico;
Roars & Whispers, Providence Senior High School, Charlotte, NC;
Seeds in the Black Earth, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
Solstice, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
Spectator Magazine, Walter Johnson High School Bethesda, MD;
Tesserae, Rowland Hall-St. Mark's, Salt Lake City, UT;
The Marque, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Rough Draft, Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA;

The Scientific Marksman, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA;
The Tartan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Vision, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY;
The Walrus, Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Voice, Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI; 
Windowpanes, Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA.

 

High School Digital Literary Magazine

The Pulse / thepulsejchs.com, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA.  

 

High School Hybrid Literary Magazine

Scroll + Scrolling / holton-arms.edu, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
The Muse / northviewmuse.com, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA.

 

High School Hybrid General Magazine

Anthro / anthromagazine.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
C Magazine / cmagazine.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
El Estoque / elestoque.org, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
Ingenium, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, Mobile AL;
InLight Magazine, Maret School, Washington DC;
Statesman / lhsstatesman.com, Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, SD;
The Lion's Share / thelionsharejournal.com, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

 

High School Print General Magazine

Focus, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Jade, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Bridge, Bridgeland High School, Cypress, TX;

 

Middle School Print Literary Magazine

Intermedia, Lewis F. Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ;
Mindprints, Jackson Preparatory Junior High School, Flowood, MS;
Pen & Paper, The Unquowa School, Fairfield, CT.

 

High School Digital News

Berkeley High Jacket / bhsjacket.com, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Harker Aquila / harkeraquila.com, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Lancer Spirit / lancerspiritonline.com, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH;
Manual RedEye / manualredeye.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Mountain Echo / aahsmountainecho.com, Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA;
My Jag News, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX;
Niles West News / nileswestnews.org, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
Pathfinder / pwestpathfinder.com, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO;
RamPage / jdrampage.org, Jamesville-DeWitt High School, DeWitt, NY;
Southwest Shadow / southwestshadow.com, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Californian, California High School, San Ramon, CA;
The Feather Online / thefeather.com, Fresno Christian High School, Fresno, CA;
The Foothill Dragon Press / foothilldragonpress.org, Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA;
The Gator / bmgator.org, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA;
The Harbinger / arhsharbinger.com, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;
The Hawk Eye / hebronhawkeye.com, Hebron High School, Carrollton, TX;
The Horizon / westwoodhorizon.com, Westwood High School, Austin, TX;
The La Salle Falconer / lasallefalconer.com, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Milwaukie, OR;
The Octagon / scdsoctagon.com, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA;
The Oracle / archeroracle.com, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA;

The Paly Voice / palyvoice.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Paper Tiger / lwhspapertiger.org, Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Pel Mel / thepelmelmhs.com, Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham, NY;
The Raider Voice / theraidervoice.com, Gulliver Preparatory Upper School, Miami, FL;
The Red Ledger / theredledger.net, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
The Rider Online / therideronline.com, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Rock / rockmediaonline.org, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
The Round Table / shsroundtable.com, Stamford High School, Stamford, CT;
The Sagamore / thesagonline.com, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA;
The Smoke Signal / thesmokesignal.org, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Southerner / thesoutherneronline.com, Midtown High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Voice / fhsvoice.org, Farmington High School, Farmington, CT;
Wayland Student Press Network / waylandstudentpress.com, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA;
Webb Canyon Chronicle / webbcanyonchronicle.com, The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA;
Wingspan / libertywingspan.com, Liberty High School, Frisco, TX.

 

High School Hybrid News

Central Times / centraltimes.org, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
Echo / slpecho.com, St. Louis Park HS, St. Louis Park, MN;

Echo / wgecho.org, Webster Groves High School, Webster Groves, MO;
HiLite / hilite.org, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Inklings News / inklingsnews.com, Staples High School, Westport, CT;
Knight Errant / bsmknighterrant.org, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Saint Louis Park, MN;
North Star / fhntoday.com, Francis Howell North High School, Saint Charles, MO;
Odyssey / odysseynewsmagazine.com, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
The Accolade / shhsaccolade.com, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, CA;
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 Campanile / thecampanile.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Chronicle / hwchronicle.com, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Communicator / chscommunicator.com, Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Dispatch / thedispatchonline.net, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
The Eagle Eye / eagleeye.news, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Harbinger / smeharbinger.net, Shawnee Mission East High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Highlander / thehighlandernews.com, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Inkblot / theinkblotnews.com, Communications High School, Wall, NJ;
The Kirkwood Call / thekirkwoodcall.com, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
The Lion's Tale / lionstale.org, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Messenger / marquettemessenger.com, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
The Muse / themuseatdreyfoos.com, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Phillipian / phillipian.net, Phillips Academy Andover, Andover, MA;
The Review / sjsreview.com, St. John's School, Houston, TX;
The Royal News / trnwired.org, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
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 Standard / standard.asl.org, The American School in London, London, England;
Tiger / tigernewspaper.com, South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA;
Tiger Times / tigertimesonline.com, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
tjTODAY / tjtoday.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
Tower / tower.mastersny.org, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY;

U-High Midway / uhighmidway.com, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, IL;
Verde / verdemagazine.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

 

High School Print News

Crier, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
CS Press, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
Paladin, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, Wichita, KS;
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Saint Louis, MO;
Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD;
The Chronicle, Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, TX;

The Crane-Clarion, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Falcon, The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX;
The Fourcast, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Piper, Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Postscript, Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD;
The ReMarker, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Roundtable, Stuart Hall High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Tower, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
Update, H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;

Wingspan, Nixa High School, Nixa, MO.

 

Middle School Digital News

Livewire / aajhslivewire.com, Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona, PA;
The Neersyde / neersyde.com, The Benjamin Middle School, North Palm Beach, FL.

 

Middle School Print News

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

High School Hybrid Yearbook

Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX;
Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL;
Peerage, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Raider, Gulliver Preparatory Upper School, Miami, FL;
Tesserae / tesseraeybk.com, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
The Dragon, Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, TX.

 

High School Print Yearbook

Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, VA;
Ayrie, Liberty North High School, Liberty, MO;
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
Calumet, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;

Clamo, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
Daedalus, Northeastern High School, Manchester, PA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Dimensions, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
Dragon, Round Rock High School, Round Rock, TX;
El Corazon, El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills, CA;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL;

Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
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;
Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
Ledoian, Aledo High School, Aledo, TX;
Legend, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
Marksmen, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Marquee, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, FL;
Pantera, Mead High School, Spokane, WA;
Pawesehi, Parkway West High School, Saint Louis, MO;

Portfolio, Patricia E. Paetow High School, Katy, TX;
Pride, Franklin High School, Elk Grove, CA;

Prowler, Providence High School, Charlotte, NC;
Rambler, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Saint Louis, MO;
Reata, Memorial High School, Houston, TX;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Sigma, Eastern Lebanon County High School, Myerstown, PA;
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO;

TAJ, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;
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 Chronicle, Classical Academy High School, Escondido, CA;

The Citadel, Claudia Taylor Johnson HS, San Antonio, TX;
The Clipper, Kearney High School, Kearney, MO;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Lair, Leander High School, Leander, TX;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;

The Minuteman, Lexington High School, Lexington, NE;
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Traditions, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.

 

Middle School Hybrid Yearbook

Raider, Gulliver Preparatory Middle School, Coral Gables, FL.

 

Middle School, Print, Yearbook

Crusader, Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock, CO;
Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
Ingenium, Greenfield Junior High School, Gilbert, AZ;
Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA;
Lair, Drake Middle School, Arvada, CO;
Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, AZ;
The Galleon, Peterson Middle School, Sunnyvale, 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;
Tiger Tracks, Katy Junior High School, Katy, TX.

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