SIPA Award Winners

SIPA Award Winners

SIPA is an organization filled with talented, amazing members. We are proud to congratulate the following members on much-deserving national awards.

2014 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Winners

High School Hybrid Publication Gold Crowns

1. The Royal News, trnwired.org, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA

2. The Southerner, thesoutherneronline.com, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA

High School Magazine Gold Crowns

Iliad, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA

High School Newspaper Gold Crowns

Wingspan, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC

High School Hybrid Publication Silver Crowns

1. Odyssey, odysseynewsmagazine.net, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA

2. The Charger, thechargeronline.com, Oxford High School, Oxford, MS

3. The Tribal Tribune, wandotribaltribune.com, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC

High School Magazine Silver Crowns

Nexus, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA

High School Newspaper Silver Crowns

The Crimson Crier, Sparkman High School, Harvest, AL

High School Yearbook Silver Crowns

1. Bruin, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, AR

2. Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC

3. The Belltower, ST. Thomas’ Episcopal School, Houston, TX

2014 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Yearbook & Digital Media Gold Circle Winners:

Y1. Feature writing: student life
CM. Sarah Ramey, “Snowpocalypse,” Bruin, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, AR.

Y4. Academic writing
1. Andrew Hafermalz and Parris Pagels, “Due Date,” Tiger, Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, GA

Y6. Personality profile
CM. Kayla Crowley, “He Built this City,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX.

Y7. Sidebar Writing
1. Lexy Ludwig, “The Epically Awesome, Hotly Debated, 25 Things to Do Before You Graduate,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;

Y8. Headline writing
3. Megan Dunn, Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;
CM. Catherine Festa, The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;

Y15. Sports action photo
1. Colin Mitchell, “Heads Up,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;

Y16. Sports feature photo
CM. Maddie Derryberry, “Go Around in Circles,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;

Y18. Feature photo
1. Miranda Abe, “Baby Got Powder,” Tiger, Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, GA;
CM. Sarah Bingham, “Barbie Bungee Jump,” Bruin, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, AR;

Y20. Photo portfolio
1. Maddie Derryberry, The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
2. Colin Mitchell, The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;

Y26. Opening and closing spread design
2. Hayley Behal, Megan Dunn and Brittany Fales, Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;

Y27. Division page design
1. Hayley Behal, Megan Dunn and Brittany Fales, Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;
CM. Bari Itzkowitz and Courtney Wrobel, Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;

Y29. Student life spread multi-page presentation
3. Hayley Behal, Megan Dunn and Brittany Fales, “A Typical Tailgate,” Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;

Y30. Sports spread: one spread
3. Catherine Festa, Giovanni Sabala and Jessica Velez, “Full Circle,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;

Y31. Sports page multi-page presentation
2. Hayley Behal, Megan Dunn and Brittany Fales, “Won’t Settle for Second Best,” Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;
CM. Staff, “Basketball,” Tiger, Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, GA;

Y32. Academic spread: one spread
CM. Ashraf Luqman, Kaitlin Manis and Jake Miller, “Taught to Talk,” The Marauder, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX.

Y33. Academic spread multi-page presentation
2. Hayley Behal, Megan Dunn and Brittany Fales, “Close Care,” Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;

Y35. People spread with mug photos multi-page presentation
2. Lexy Ludwig, “Freshman,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
CM. Hayley Behal, Megan Dunn and Brittany Fales, “People’s Spread, Seniors,” Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC;

Y36. People spreads without mug photos one spread
CM. Kayla Crowley, Jackie Harrison and Jessica Velez, “He Built this City,” The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
Academy, Nashville, TN.

Y41. Organization or Greeks spread multi-page presentation
2. Hayley Behal, Megan Dunn and Brittany Fales, “Drum line,” Reflections, Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC.

DIGITAL MEDIA

DM1. Breaking news
2. Ryan Switzer, “Student Accidentally Shoots herself in Thigh,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;

DM3. News writing
3. Archie Kinnane and Josh Weinstock, “APS Board Candidate Faces Accusations,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Sarah Smith, “Up Against a Wal-Mart, Nexus Magazine, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA.

DM4. News feature
1. Margo Stockdale, “Social Media Phenomenon Inspires Low Self Esteem,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
2. Mary Claire Morris, “Missing Girl Sparks Search,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
3. Ben Simonds-Malamud, “Reading Assistance Programs Limited,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Jenine Hamed, “High Hats Deal with Tragedy Through Dance,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;

DM5. In-depth news/feature story
1. Quinn Mulholland and Olivia Volkert, “Skyrocketing College Prices Put Students in a Bind,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Jenn Steckl, “Blowing Off Steam: Rise in Teen E-cigarette Smoking Rate Leads to Cloudy Campus,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;

DM9. General or humor commentary
CM. Luke Gibson, “Tipping is an Art,” Newsstreak, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;
CM. Madeline Viera, “Letter to My NSA Stalker,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;

DM10. First person experience
2. Mallory McFarlin, “Living La Vide Español,” Nexus Magazine, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
3. Romeeka Siddiqui, “The Person Behind the Scars Cries for Help,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;

DM11. Sports commentary
CM. Chris Brown, “Major League Baseball Needs Injection of Courage,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA.

DM13. Sports features
2. Lisette Lopez, “Malone Returns to Panther Stadium,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
3. Ryan Switzer, “Nowhere to Go but up for Struggling Special Teams,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;

DM16. Entertainment reviews
CM. Franklin Mejia, “Team Fortress 2 Offers Players Game of Teamwork,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;

DM27. Single feature photograph
1. Keegan Hasson, “Math Teacher Shoots for the Stars,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
2. Olivia Davila, “Panther Received Unites with Malone,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
3. Josephine Xayaraj, “Tribute Dance,” Panther Prints, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX;
CM. Eli Mansbach, “Skyview Helps City Enter Urban Ferris Wheel Craze,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA.

DM30. Photo illustration
CM. J.D. Capelquto, “Missing Girl Sparks Search,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Alexis Dykes, “Have a Healthy Thanksgiving,” CNHSmedia.com, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN;
CM. Burak Aslan, “Today’s Tech: The New iPhone 5,” Manual RedEye, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
CM. Staff, “Homecoming Timeline 2013,” Niles West News, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL.

DM37. Typography: Overall look of the entire website
2. Courtney Marshall, Nexus Magazine, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;.

DM39. News Online Design Web site
CM. Staff, The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA.

DM40. Magazine Online Design Web site
1. Courtney Marshall, Nexus Magazine, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;

DM44. Podcast
2. Madeline Viera, “Letter to My NSA Stalker,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;

DM45. Interactive graphic
CM. Quinn Mulholland, “Breaking the Bank,” The Southerner, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;

 

2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year – Brenda Gorsuch, West Henderson HS, Hendersonville, N.C.

 

2014 Paschal Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association – Meredith Cummings, Alabama Scholastic Press Association director, Tuscaloosa, Ala.