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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

South Pointe's SPIN Does It Again!

SPiN Named Best Student Newspaper!

April 24, 2012

South Pointe in the News (SPiN) earned another South Carolina Scholastic Press Association Palmetto Award for best newspaper in its class this year. The SCSPA divides newspapers into four classes based on attendance. Forty-eight journalism students attended the annual SCSPA Spring Conference and Awards yesterday at the University of South Carolina.

Sports editor Wade Hopper and reporter Katherine Johnson were awarded Best Sports Story for the year in the Excellence in Scholastic Newspaper Awards (ESNA).  Layout/design editor Erin Fields earned second place for the year in the state for advertising.  Josh Davidson placed third for reviews in the spring ESNA's.

All the scholastic newspapers compete for these presigious yearly ESNA's in two divisions, based on attendance. SPiN, however, was accidentally placed in the division for schools 1,551+ and still brought home these two awards.

Sophomore Shelly Resificar won a $500 scholarship from the South Carolina's Lieutenant Governor's 2012 Bridging Generations Journalism Contest, which also awarded her Journalism I teacher Cindy Koon $250. 

Also, in Columbia, SPIN opinion editor Marie Ealy was elected to the SCSPA board for 2012-13 as the Online Representative, as was Journalism I and Creative Writing I student Kaelyn Jiran for Magazine Representative.

SPIN's online edition, SPIN Wired, was awarded a Superior Rating, the top rating awarded in the new division. 

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