December 19, 2019 / News

Saugus, other Walsworth Yearbooks schools come away big winners in ASPA contest

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) revealed the results of its annual scholastic review and contest this week.

Each year, scholastic yearbooks, magazines and newspapers that enter the ASPA contest are reviewed by ASPA judges and ranked on a point system, then awarded a first through third place classification. Each publication category also includes the top prize – First Place with Special Merit – along with several other special categories.

First Place with Special Merit

Five 2019 Walsworth Yearbooks schools won First place with Special Merit this week, including the following:

  • Knightline, Triad High School, Troy, Illinois
  • Meteor, De La Salle Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  • Panorama, Winder-Barrow High School, Winder, Georgia
  • Sword & Shield, Saugus High School, Saugus, California
  • Wrenicycle, Wren High School, Piedmont, South Carolina

Yearbook Special Categories

The 2019 Saugus yearbook won big in the yearbook special categories, being named a winner in Most Outstanding High School Yearbooks, Outstanding Cover and Outstanding Use of Color.

Winder-Barrow also earned a Most Outstanding prize, as well as one for Outstanding Theme. The Marauder from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, also earned an Outstanding Theme prize.

Triad High and Wren High won for Outstanding Division Pages, while the Golden Eagle from Wilkes Central High School in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, won an Outstanding Cover.

The Hawkeye from West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, North Carolina, was one of the winners in Outstanding Section for its Advertising section.

You can see the full list of First through Third place winners, which included additional Walsworth Yearbooks schools, by visiting the ASPA website here.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.