CSPA Names 2017 Scholastic Gold Circle Award Winners

Columbia Scholastic Press recently announced its 2017 Gold Circle Awards for secondary school yearbooks. Gold Circle Awards are awarded to recognize superior work by student journalists working with either print or online media, for yearbooks that completed in 2016. Congratulations to these Balfour students for their outstanding work!

Feature Writing: Student Life
CM. Cathryn Payne, “Kick Up the Attitude,” Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX
Sports Reporting
CM. Ben Townsend, “Running in Time,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
Academic Writing
1. France Strnad, “Creating the Exposure,” Ursus, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA
2. Demorie Galarza, “Interviewing Everybody in the Community,” Ursus, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA
Sidebar Writing
2. Janell Vinzon, “The Way I See It,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX
CM. Le’Brittany Smith, “In Detail, Bronco for a Night,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
Headline Writing
3. Staff, Black and Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO
CM. Aleandra Hill, Kelly Pelligrino and Arianna Powell, Sword & Shield, Saugus High School, Saugus, CA
Caption/Cutline Writing
CM. Chris Ayala, Emma Louis, Chloe Shelby, The Talon, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX
Alternative Story Form
2. Janell Vinzon, “Learn to Lead, The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX
CM. Frances Schroeder, “One Chapter Ends,” Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX
Theme and Concept
CM. Olivia Brady, Mnemosyne, Stratford High School, Houston, TX
CM. Madison Maynard, Colleen Russell and Elizabeth Tullis, Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX
Cover Design
CM. Madison Maynard, Colleen Russell and Elizabeth Tullis, Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX
Title Page
2. Tyler Jordan and Hanna Truong, The Aerie, Glenda Dawson High School, Pearland, TX
3. Staff, Black and Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO
Table of Contents
2. Ashley Nest and Natalie Ongay, The Palm Echo, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, FL
CM.  Staff, Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX
Sports Action Photo
1. Matthew Starkey, “Slide into Second,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL
2. Matthew Starkey, “Soccer in the Rain,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL
CM. Jackson Stone, “A Diving Drive,” The Eagle, Allen High School, Allen, TX
Sports Feature Photo
CM. Jennifer Lee, “Spring Division,” Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX
Academic Photo
1. Kelsey Clark, “Light’em Up,” The Eagle, Allen High School, Allen, TX:
Feature Photo
CM. Victoria Hoang, “Dash of Color,” The Talon, Henderickson High School, Pflugerville, TX
CM. Maya Coplin, “Bright-Eyed,” The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, TX
Photo Illustration: Single Image
CM. Sabrina Sommer and Hunter Woods, “Life,” The Bobcat, Cy-Fair High School, Cypress, TX
Index
1. Jonathan Innis, The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX:
2. Le’Brittany Smith, The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
CM. Madison Downs, Kira Virgil and Tiara Vu, The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX
Informational Graphics: Single
1. Samantha Harwood, “Book by Book,” The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, TX
Informational Graphics: Portfolio
1. Monica Boyles, The Phoenix, James W. Martin High School, Arlington, TX
2. Samantha Robarts, Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX
3. Stevye Rose and Emma Walker, Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL
Opening and Closing Spread Design
CM. Aleena Dewji, Talia Heidan and Ilana Perkins, Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Division Page Design
2. Talia Heidan and Ilana Perkins, Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
3. Brooke Jackson, The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
CM. Olivia Brady, Mnemosyne, Stratford High School, Houston, TX
Feature Presentation
2.  Shelby Warner, “Day in the Life,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
3. Chloe Todd, “Imperfect Counting,” The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX
Student Life Spread: One Spread
CM. Evan Killion, “Trips,” Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL
Student Life Spread: Multi-page Spread
1. Allison McCain and Jacquie Rodriguez, “Homecoming,” The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High school, Cedar Park, TX
CM. Anna Roberts and Shelby Warner, “Pink Fest, The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
Sports Spread: One Spread
3. Chloe Shelby, “Back on Track,” The Talon, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX
CM. Anna Roberts, “Varsity Girls Soccer,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
Sports Spread: Multi-page Spread

2. Lindsey Buggi and Jacie Knapp, “Base-Ballin,” Tracks, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX;
CM. Karla Flores and Sloan Rhodes, “Uniting to Conquer,” The Palm Echo, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, FL
Academic Spread: One Spread
CM. Lauren Hewa, “College Bound,” The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX
Academic Spread: Multi-page Spread
3. Staff, “Club & Academics,” The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX
People Spread with Mug Photos
CM. Kennedy Schuelke, “Breaking News,” The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, TX
People Spreads without Mug Photos One Spread
CM. Talia Meidan and Ilana Perkins, “Beyond the Classroom,” Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
People Spreads without Mug Photos: Multi-page Spread
CM. Cassie Colby, Alexander Devictoria, Kylie Rasplacka, “Combine,” Sword & Shield, Saugus High School, Saugus, CA
Organization or Greeks Spread: One Spread
1. Jonathan Innis, “Yearbook Staff Colophon,” The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX
CM. Jason Link, “Not All Who Wonder,” The Talon, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX
Design Portfolio
1.  Talia Meidan and Ilana Perkins, Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
3. Halee Jorgensen, The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX
CM. Samanta Harwood, The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, TX