College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Scroll + Scrolling Wins Sixth Consecutive CSPA Gold Crown Award

The 2017-2018 edition of Scroll + Scrolling, the school's print and digital literary magazine, recently earned the staff its sixth consecutive Gold Crown Award in the Hybrid General Magazine category from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). CSPA was founded in 1925 to support the scholastic publishing community, provide training for student journalists and advisors, and promote excellence in the field. The Gold Crown Award is the organization's highest honor and recognizes overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison of the nearly 1,200 entries from across the nation.

Three members of Scroll's staff and longtime advisor Melinda Salata accepted the award at CSPA's Spring Convention, held at Columbia University from Mar. 20-22. Joining the group for the convention were three members of Holton's yearbook staff and two additional Holton publications advisors, as well as students and educators from all over the U.S. Attendees chose from workshops on topics ranging from typography to new online publishing technologies, from writing more effectively to working through challenges as a staff.

Earlier this fall, the 2018 Scroll + Scrolling earned Gold Medalist status in CSPA's medalist critique program, which scores the publication based on a strict set of written criteria. The publication garnered All Columbian Honors in all three categories (essentials, verbal, and design) with a total score of 955 out of a possible 1000 points.

The judge wrote, "Your prose has a richness and diversity not often found in many magazines... Each spread is a reader's delight... Once again the Scroll staff has surpassed its previous work and set new standards of excellence for all lit mag staffs to be inspired by. Congratulations."

View the 2018 edition of Scrolling here.

Members of the 2018-2019 Scroll + Scrolling staff receive the publication's sixth consecutive CSPA Gold Crown Award at the CSPA Spring Convention at Columbia University this March.