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Scholastic Organizations

The scholastic media organizations of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications serve middle and high school journalism programs in South Carolina (S.C. Scholastic Press Association) and the Southeast region (Southern Interscholastic Press Association). Through conventions and conferences, evaluative services, scholarship opportunities and various individual competitions, SCSPA and SIPA strive to empower, educate and support scholastic journalism programs.

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Members receive national recognition

SIPA members receive big awards for individual achievements and overall publications from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Education Association, Integrated Marketing Communication Association, and National Scholastic Press Association.

Clarke Central HS seniors named SIPA Stars

Audrey Enghauser and Natalie Schliekelman, Clarke Central HS (Ga.) seniors, are named the final SIPA Stars of the school year. SIPA Stars is a showcase series that spotlights individual students, celebrates their content and exemplifies good Southern journalism at work in scholastic classrooms. 

SIPA recognizes Chandler, Taylor at 2022 convention

SIPA recognized Christopher Chandler and Michaela Taylor for their dedication to student media at the annual convention held March 4-6, 2022.

Natalie Caula Hauff named 2022 SIPA convention keynote speaker

Pulitzer Prize-winner Natalie Caula Hauff will lead our "Convention Conversation," moderated by former reporter and current Wando HS yearbook adviser Phillip Caston.

Members snag national awards

SIPA members receive big awards for individual achievements and overall publications from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Education Association, National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll Honor Society.

Chloe Sears, Hannah Watts named SIPA Stars

Chloe Sears, Clarke Central HS (Ga.), and Hannah Watts, Catawba Ridge HS (S.C.), are named the first SIPA Stars of the school year. SIPA Stars is a showcase series that spotlights individual students, celebrates their content and exemplifies good Southern journalism at work in scholastic classrooms. 

Artist Olivia Lake named SIPA Star

Olivia Lake, the newest SIPA Star from Sparkman HS (Ala.), is able to make ideas come to life through her art. SIPA Stars is a showcase series that spotlights individual students, celebrates their content and exemplifies good Southern journalism at work in scholastic classrooms. 

SCSPA names Olivia Potter Journalist of the Year

Potter is from Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and is currently one of three co-editors-in-chief of the Legend yearbook.

Craig Melvin named 2021 convention keynote speaker

Craig Melvin, Columbia native and "Today Show" news anchor, will participate in our first "Convention Conversation," led by former SIPA president Amanda Loveday.

Analis Bailey announced as special speaker at 2021 convention

Analis Bailey, a UofSC SJMC alumna, will speak live to convention attendees on March 5. Bailey works for USA Today as a sports reporter.

Natalie Ripps recognized as SIPA Star

Natalie Ripps, Clarke Central HS (Ga.) literary-arts magazine co-editor, is the second student named a SIPA Star, a showcase series that spotlights individual students, celebrates their content and exemplifies good Southern journalism at work in scholastic classrooms. 

American Heritage, West Henderson receive technology grants

The SIPA Endowment Committee awarded two technology grants this year due to COVID-19. WAHS News broadcast at American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida and Wingspan news program and Westwind yearbook at West Henderson HS in Hendersonville, North Carolina received $500 for technology.

SIPA members receive national recognition, awards

SIPA members snag big awards for individual achievements as well as for overall publications from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Education Association, National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll Honor Society.

Ebony Christie named first SIPA Star

Ebony Christie, Richland Northeast HS (S.C.) producer, becomes the first student recognized as a SIPA Star, a showcase series that spotlights individual students, celebrates their content and exemplifies good Southern journalism at work in scholastic classrooms. 

Endowment to award two technology grants

Since the school year will be virtual, the SIPA Endowment Committee will award two $500 technology grants to members.

 

 

 


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