College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Scroll + Scrolling Literary Magazine and Six Staffers/Contributors Earn Columbia Scholastic Press Association Honors
Scroll + Scrolling Awards Fall 2019

The School's 2018-2019 Scroll + Scrolling literary magazine was just named a 2020 Crown Award Finalist in the high-school hybrid literary magazine category by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). This marks the seventh consecutive year that Holton has earned this honor. Just four other publications from across the country earned recognition in this category this year.

CSPA was founded in 1925 to support the scholastic publishing community, provide training for student journalists and advisers, and promote excellence in the field. The organization's Crown Awards honor top student publications among member schools. Judges consider overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison, weighing design, photography, concept, coverage, and writing. A total of 1,145 publications were eligible for judging this year.

At its Spring Convention in March, CSPA will announce which Crown Award Finalists have made it to the next level and will receive Gold Crown Awards. The hybrid magazine category was established just six years ago for publications that produce thematically cohesive print and digital components. A pioneer in this arena, Scroll + Scrolling has been a Crown Award Finalist and gone on to win a Gold Crown each year since the category's inception.

The 2018-2019 Scroll + Scrolling also earned Gold Medalist and All-Columbian honors in the publication's critique, a detailed evaluation based on a common set of standards that notes specific strengths and areas for growth. The school earned 970 out of 1,000 possible points.

"The conceptual development in both Scroll and Scrolling creates a visual and verbal 'whole book look,'" the judge wrote. "The writing and visuals are outstanding. Both the print and digital platforms are exemplary. Together they form an outstanding, cohesive, enriching experience for the reader... Judging your magazine was a joy."

CSPA also recognizes individual excellence in member publications via its Gold Circle Awards, and six Holton students just received these honors:

Sarah Muhlbaum '20
Certificate of Merit in Experimental Fiction
"The Mask" (2018-2019 magazine)

Michelle Jang '19
Certificate of Merit in Humor
"Teeth Grip, First Sip" (2018-2019 magazine)

Niki Abdala-Arata '18 & Zenia Choksy '18
Certificates of Merit for Photography Portfolio of Work (2017-2018 magazine)

Greer Knebel '18 & Rayne Layton '18
First Place for Interactive Graphic
"PUNCH" (2017-2018 magazine)

Second Place for Computer Generated Art/Illustration
"Junior Journeys" (2017-2018 magazine)

Congratulations to past and present Scroll + Scrolling staffers and contributors and longtime advisor Melinda Salata on this outstanding recognition! We look forward to another incredible year!

View the 2018-2019 Scroll + Scrolling:

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View the 2017-2018 Scroll + Scrolling: