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SCSPA

The South Carolina Scholastic Press Association promotes responsible scholastic journalism in South Carolina. We educate, evaluate and empower students and advisers who work with middle and high school broadcast, literary magazine, newspaper, online and yearbook programs in the state.

News 

2021 literary magazine and yearbook awards

View the literary magazine and yearbook award winners now! Awards include individual competition, evaluation ratings, Palmetto Awards, Best in State and Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star.

2020 Fall conference awards

We went virtual for the fall conference and so did the awards ceremony. You can view the ceremony on our YouTube channel and see who won our first ever conference competition awards as well! You can find a full list of winners online. 

Membership renewal

Make sure to renew your membership for this school year. Even if you have a three-year membership, you need to update your school and evaluative information. 

2020 Spring awards

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SCSPA spring conference has been canceled. You can view our virtual awards ceremony on our YouTube channel. You can find a full list of winners online as well. 

2019 Fall conference awards

View the literary magazine and yearbook individual and program award winners online. Also, download the conference program (pdf) to see all the great sessions offered at this year's conference.  

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.

SCSPA awards Rising Star, magazine and yearbook honors

SCSPA presents the Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award and magazine and yearbook program awards.

SCSPA honors outstanding adviser, students at spring conference

SCSPA awarded three deserving recipients with its highest accolades at the 2018 Spring Conference.

SCSPA members win at 2017 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

SCSPA members won some big awards from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2017 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas Nov. 15-19.

SCSPA honors Rising Star adviser, magazine and yearbook programs

SCSPA presents the Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award and magazine and yearbook program awards at the fall conference.

SCSPA honors outstanding students, advisers, friends of scholastic journalism

SCSPA awarded four deserving recipients with its highest accolades at the 2017 Spring Conference.

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Ann Blaskowitz

Mary Ann Blaskowitz served as the editor of the Palmetto Leaf in 1966. She had no idea she'd come back to Camden HS to advise the student newspaper for nearly 20 years.

Wando senior named Journalist of the Year

Sophie Winnick, a senior at Wando High School (Mount Pleasant), has been named the South Carolina Journalist of the Year by SCSPA.

Fall newspaper and online individual competition winners announced

SCSPA has announced the winners of the 2016 Fall Excellence in Scholastic Newspaper Awards (ESNA) and the 2016 Fall Online Individual Competition.

Student Spotlight: Summer Huechtker

Summer Huechtker, 2016 SCSPA Scholarship winner, is fitting right in as a broadcast journalism freshman at the University of South Carolina.

Alumni Spotlight: Marc LaFountain

From word processors to smart phones: Marc LaFountain's interests in technology and communication started with SCSPA and have since landed him at Uber.

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Rosa

Christopher Rosa, 2011 SCSPA Journalist of the Year and 2015 University of South Carolina graduate, has found his voice as an entertainment staff writer for Glamour.

Student Spotlight: Chyna Wallace

Writing and photography: Chyna Wallace, SCSPA student online media representative, does it all for her Dutch Fork publications.

Student Spotlight: Isabelle Burgin

Isabelle Burgin, South Pointe High School senior, is an editor for Impulse literary magazine. After graduation, she hopes to attend either New York University or College of Charleston to study photography and graphic design.

Student Spotlight: Malcolm Tyson

As the news director for RNE-TV, Malcolm Tyson spends a lot of time behind cameras and computers, planning and running a live news show. But it's the human connections the Richland Northeast High School senior makes through broadcast journalism that matter to him most.

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