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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.

News

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.

SIPA adopts six cornerstone values

This summer, SIPA adopted six cornerstone values that coincide with its new mission statement.

SIPA recognizes individuals for service at 2020 convention

SIPA recognized several individuals for their service at the annual convention held March 6-8, 2020 in Columbia.

Amanda Heckert announced as 2020 convention keynote

Amanda Heckert, a University of South Carolina alumna, will be the Saturday morning keynote speaker at the 2020 convention. Heckert is the deputy editor at Garden & Gun magazine and editor of the magazine's latest book, Southern Women.

Lori Oglesbee-Petter named 2020 Endowment speaker

Lori Oglesbee-Petter, former SIPA chair, has fought fiercely to protect the practice of journalism. When the principal of Prosper HS implemented prior review, she taught her students how to stand up for themselves and for their first amendment rights. 

SIPA members win at 2019 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

SIPA members snag big awards for individual achievements as well as for overall publications from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2018 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C. Nov. 21-24.

New Hope HS online news program receives technology grant

The SIPA Endowment awarded its sixth technology grant to The Arrow online news program at New Hope High School in New Hope, Alabama.

Prosper HS online editors, former adviser announced as convention speakers

Neha Madhira and Haley Stack will give a TED Talk-style speech March 2, while their former adviser Lori Oglesbee-Petter will teach multiple yearbook sessions. All three will be honored with the Joseph Shoquist Freedom of the Press Award.

Brenda Gorsuch named 2019 Endowment speaker

Brenda Gorsuch, former West Henderson HS (North Carolina) adviser, has inspired a generation of journalists and continues to support SIPA's mission.

Q&A: Get to know your 2018-2019 SIPA student officers

Learn more about Yasmin, Kelly, Greyson and Megan, your SIPA student officers. They attended the fall executive committee meeting and were responsible for the SIPA 2019 theme and logo.

SCSPA awards Rising Star, magazine and yearbook honors

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

SIPA members win at 2018 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

SIPA members snag big awards for individual achievements as well as for overall publications from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2018 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Chicago Nov. 1-4.

Northwest Guilford HS newspaper receives technology grant

The SIPA Endowment awarded its fifth annual technology grant to the Northwest Horizons print and online program at Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina.

SCSPA honors outstanding adviser, students at spring conference

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

 

 

 


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