Nine yearbooks published by Balfour earned Crown awards from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) this week. Seven yearbooks earned Silver Crown awards, with two books earning Gold Crowns during the Spring Convention in New York City.
Six high school and middle school Balfour yearbooks were named Silver Crowns at today’s closing ceremony during the Student Awards Convocation at Columbia University.
The college Crowns were announced earlier in the week and one college yearbook was named a Silver crown, with two Balfour yearbooks earning Gold Crowns. Three out of the four CSPA College Crown Finalists were yearbooks published by Balfour.
The Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by CSPA for overall excellence in scholastic journalism.
The nine Balfour yearbooks earning Crown awards are:
Ibis, University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Holly Bensur, editor
Randy Stano, adviser
Agromeck, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Elizabeth Moomey, editor
Martha Collins, adviser
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School
Cedar Park, Texas
Katie Na & Alanna Saucedo, editors
Jamie Ray, adviser
Ursus, Granite Bay High School
Granite Bay, California
Ambreen Siddiqui, editor
Bernadette Cranmer, adviser
Carillon, Bellaire High School
Courtney Williams, Rena Li, Kurt Warren & Marie Olavere, editors
Micaela Segal, adviser
Cornerstones, The Hockaday School
Elizabeth Michel & Barrett Smith, editors
Ana Rosenthal, adviser
The Arena, Legacy High School
Summer Campbell, editor
Leland Mallett & Rachel Dearinger, advisers
The Nighthawk, Rocky Heights Middle School
Mikayla Devin, Charlotte Wright & Sydney Manning, editors
Tim Ryckman, adviser
Roundup, Baylor University
Sydny Shepard, editor
Julie Freeman/Paul Carr, advisers
This year, 1,186 digital, newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2014-15 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2016 Crown Awards Program. Twenty percent of entries received a Crown Finalist designation. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics.