Monday, March 21, 2011
Chantilly High Journalism Adviser Receives CSPA Gold Key Award, Five Publications Earn Crown Awards
Bretton Zinger, adviser to Chantilly High School’s newspaper and literary magazine, has been named a 2011 recipient of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Key award, which recognizes faculty advisers to student journalists and publications. Chantilly High School is a Fairfax County public school.
Zinger serves as adviser to the Purple Tide, the student newspaper, and Andromeda, the student literary magazine, and is one of six recipients of the CSPA Gold Key this year. The award recognizes advisers who provide service above and beyond the call of duty, leadership in education, and support and encouragement to student journalists. He has been a teacher at Chantilly High since 2003.
Winning a Gold Crown Award in the Middle School Yearbook category was Sentry, the middle school yearbook of Robinson Secondary School. Pat Hinman is the adviser.
Winning Silver Crown Awards were:
- The A-Blast, Annandale High School, High School Newspaper; Alan Weintraut, adviser.
- Odyssey, Chantilly High School, High School Yearbook; Mary Kay Downes, adviser.
- H2N, Hayfield Secondary School, High School Newspaper; Marge Craig, adviser.
- The Clan, McLean High School, High School Yearbook; Meghan Percival, adviser.
- The Guardian, Westfield High School, High School Yearbook; Anthony Whitten, adviser.
CSPA awarded 54 Gold Crown awards and 103 Silver Crown awards. Publications were judged on writing, editing, coverage, content, photography, art, graphics, and design. A total of 1,434 high school and collegiate magazines, newspapers, yearbooks, and online publications were eligible for the 2011 competition.
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###Note: For more information, contact the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.