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Summerville HS yearbook students. Photo by Cole Lowery

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.

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SCSPA 2017-18 calendar 

New year, new calendar! Make sure you download (pdf) the SCSPA and SIPA calendar of events for all deadlines and upcoming dates. There are a few dates that are still to be decided, but we'll fill those in soon.

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.

Fall conference awards online

Find the 2017 individual awards and program ratings for literary magazine and yearbook online now. Also, read about the 2017 Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star in our news section. 

 

Student Spotlight: Vy Mai

Student Spotlight: Vy Mai

Vy Mai works as editor-in-chief for SPINwired, the online program at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.

SCSPA members win at 2017 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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