• Grant Magazine earns Gold Crown for 5th year in a row

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    Grant Magazine staff members received their Gold Crown award in New York. (Courtesy Columbia Scholastic Press Association)

    For the fifth year in a row, Grant Magazine was awarded a Gold Crown by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, considered the highest honor for high school journalism.

    The high school publication’s staff, along with advisor Chris Hawking, traveled to Columbia University in New York, where they received the award and attended a national journalism conference Friday. In the award year of 2016-17, about 1,100 student-produced digital publications, print newspapers, magazines and yearbooks were published, and Grant Magazine was one of 85 to be awarded a Gold Crown.

    Grant Magazine earned its honor in general magazine-hybrid, one of six honorees in that category.  The Gold Crown honors overall excellence through head-to-head comparisons of publications, which are judged on design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. The awards are decided by panels of invited judges, who work in small groups to review each publication.