March 20, 2015 / News & Notes

Nine Walsworth yearbooks honored with CSPA Gold and Silver Crowns

Written by Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Overland Park, Kan. (March 20, 2015) – Three 2014 yearbooks printed by Walsworth received Gold Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association today, with six 2014 books printed by Walsworth earning Silver Crowns.

The 2015 Gold and Silver Crown winners were named during the closing session of CSPA’s 91th annual Spring Scholastic Convention at Columbia University in New York City. CSPA named 74 2014 high school and middle school yearbooks as Crown Finalists in December.

The 2014 Walsworth yearbooks named Gold Crowns were:

  • Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kan.
  • Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, Fla.
  • The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Ind.

The 2014 Walsworth yearbooks named Silver Crowns were:

  • Arrowhead, Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, Fla.
  • Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif.
  • Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, Fla.
  • Pride, Franklin High School, El Paso, Texas
  • The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School, New Port Richey, Fla.
  • Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif.

Another 2014 yearbook – The Lion from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas – received a Silver Crown. McKinney High is new to Walsworth Yearbooks for 2015.

The Crown Awards, Gold and Silver, are among the nation’s highest awards for scholastic 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.

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Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the former editor of Idea File magazine. Before retiring, she was a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 15 years, writing articles for various marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. Her career included reporting and editing for United Press International and editing for Knight-Ridder Financial News. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media News from the University of Tulsa.