March 18, 2011 / News & Notes

CSPA awards ceremonies available live online

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (March 18, 2011) – High school journalists and their advisers across the country can watch as some of the nation’s best journalism teachers and top newspapers and yearbooks are honored during awards ceremonies presented today by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Two awards ceremonies are on the final day of the CSPA’s 87th annual Spring Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in New York City. The first one, the presentation of the Murphy, O’Malley and Gold Key awards, is part of the Adviser Awards Luncheon and begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The second, the announcement of the Crown Awards, begins at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. Among Walsworth customers, 11 yearbooks and one yearbook adviser will be receiving awards.

You can view the live Internet streaming of these events, sponsored by Walsworth Publishing Company at http://www.livestream.com/cspaevents.

The Joseph M. Murphy Award recognizes outstanding long-term service to CSPA, while the Charles R. O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes an enduring record of superior teaching of student journalism. Gold Keys are awarded to journalism teachers who show devotion and leadership to scholastic journalism and the students they teach.

The Crown Awards, Gold and Silver, are among the nation’s highest awards for scholastic journalism. The Crowns are bestowed on yearbooks, newspapers, magazines and online media created by college, high school and junior high/middle school students.

Renee Burke, the yearbook adviser at Walsworth’s William R. Boone High School in Orlando, Fla., was one of six advisers selected for the Gold Key honor this year. Eleven yearbooks published by Walsworth have been selected as Crown finalists and will be announced as either Gold or Silver Crowns during the awards presentation. These yearbooks are:
• Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif.
• Falcon, Glendale High School, Springfield, Mo.
• Gladiator, Troy High School, Troy, Mich.
• Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.
• Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas
• Legend, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, Fla.
• Pride, Franklin High School, El Paso, Texas
• Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kan.
• The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School, New Port Richey, Fla.
• Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, Texas
• Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif.

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