The School's 2019-2020 Scroll + Scrolling literary magazine was just named a 2021 Crown Award Finalist in the high-school hybrid literary magazine category by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). This marks the eighth consecutive year that Holton has earned this honor, and Scroll + Scrolling is one of just two publications from across the nation to receive recognition in this category this year.
Making this honor all the more remarkable is that the publication was completed remotely during quarantine last spring. “We are particularly proud of this edition since we did the entire thing from home,” says longtime advisor Melinda Salata.
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. More than 800 publications were eligible for judging this year.
This spring, 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 seven 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.
Congratulations to all Scroll + Scrolling staffers and contributors and Mrs. Salata on this outstanding recognition, and we look forward to another incredible year!