December 18, 2008 / News & Notes

CSPA announces 2009 Crown Finalists

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Dec. 18, 2008) – Seven yearbooks printed by Walsworth Publishing Company were among the 28 high school yearbooks announced as Crown Award Finalists by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

The seven Walsworth customers named as finalists are Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif.; Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.; Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas; Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kan.; Legend, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, Fla.; Pinnacle, Carmel High School, Carmel, Ind.; and Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif.

The Crown Awards, Gold and Silver, are among the nation’s highest awards for scholastic and collegiate journalism. Both regular and associate members of CSPA participate in the awards, which honor overall excellence of the publication in concept, design, coverage and photography. The yearbooks are judged by a panel of journalism and journalism education professionals.

The Crown finalists are in three categories – high school, middle school/junior high and college. These yearbooks will receive either Gold Crown or Silver Crown awards; the high school and middle school yearbooks will be honored March 20 during the CSPA’s 85th annual Spring Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in New York City, while the collegiate yearbooks will receive the awards at the College Media Convention March 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.

The entire list of finalists is below.

High School
Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas
Chestnut Burr, Middletown High School, Middletown, Md.
Chieftain, West High School, Torrance, Calif.
Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif.
Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, Mich.
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.
Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, Texas
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kan.
Legend, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, Fla.
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, Texas
Nexus, Inland Lakes High School, Indian River, Mich.
Pinnacle, Carmel High School, Carmel, Ind.
Reflections, McKinney North High School, McKinney, Texas
Roundup, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, Mont.
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Colo.
Teresian, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo.
The Belltower, St. Thomas Episcopal School, Houston, Texas
The Bronco, McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney, Texas
The Deer, Deer Park High School, Deer Park, Texas
The Eye, Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, Calif.
The Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, Ark.
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, Calif.
Tonitrus, Rocklin High School, Rocklin, Calif.
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, N.C.
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif.

Middle School/Junior High School
Eagle, Maize South Middle School, Wichita, Kan.
Hartbeat, Thomas Hart Middle School, Pleasanton, Calif.
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, Va.
The Lariat, Del Webb Middle School, Henderson, Nev.
The Surfer, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, Calif.
The Viking Voyager, Butler Junior High School, Oak Brook, Ill.
Verkana, Komachin Middle School, Lacey, Wash.

College
Aggieland, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Selah, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
Sooner/Crimson Traditions, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.
The Razorback, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

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