Akins, Bowie and McCallum high schools, along with Kealing and Gorzycki middle schools, were presented Crown Awards by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association for scholastic publications at the CSPA 94th Annual Convention.
The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a side-by-side comparison.
The following AISD schools earned awards in the following categories:
Digit | digit.press, Gorzycki Middle School
The Eagle’s Eye | akinseagleseye.com, Akins High School
The Shield | macshieldonline.com, McCallum High School (pictured above)
The Lone Star Dispatch, Bowie High School
The Shield, McCallum High School
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School
Lone Star, Bowie High School
This year, 1,100 digital, print newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2016-17 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2018 Crown Awards Program.
Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital formats are all eligible. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence based on their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.
Publications are considered for awards at Columbia by panels of judges who review each publication.
Photos from the 2018 CSPA Scholastic Crown Awards Ceremony on March 16 at Columbia University can be downloaded here.
TheCSPAisaninternationalstudentpressassociationunitingstudentjournalistsandfacultyadvisersatschoolsandcollegesthrougheducationalconferences, ideaexchangesandawardprograms. The association has been ownedbyColumbiaUniversitysince 1925 andoperatesasaprogramaffiliatedwithitsGraduateSchoolofJournalism.