Yearbook advisors are really the unsung heroes of every great yearbook.
(PRWEB) March 31, 2012
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association hosted their 88th annual Scholastic Convention for high school students on March 14th and 15th. At the conference students were awarded for their exceptional work in newspaper, magazine, and yearbook. Students also attended three days full of journalism related classes to further their subject knowledge. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association gave out 68 Scholastic Gold awards and 122 Silver Crown awards.
Several leaders in the yearbook industry contribute to sponsoring the event every year to show their dedication to promoting journalism in schools as well as their support for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This year, Balfour, Entourage Yearbooks, and Herff Jones were among the sponsors for the event.
Entourage Yearbooks President, Elias Jo, said, "We believe in sponsoring the Columbia Scholastic Press Association annual Scholastic Convention as it is one if the best forums for students studying journalism in the country. This year we chose to sponsor the advisor luncheon as the yearbook advisors are really the unsung heroes of every great yearbook."
The top five yearbook companies also frequently sponsor attendance for individual schools to the convention as well as their membership fees and application to have their periodical judged. Working with schools to guide them in creating award winning books is a top priority for yearbook representatives from the sponsoring companies.
"Helping schools prepare their book for competition is one of my favorite parts of working in yearbooks," said Jo of Entourage Yearbooks. "Promoting the development of a yearbook program and working with schools to continuously top their last year's product is a top initiative for Entourage."
All the student publications that are judged are entirely student created with guidance and tips from advisors and yearbook representatives.
To learn more about the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and their contribution to Scholastic Journalism visit their website at http://cspa.columbia.edu/. To learn more about Entourage Yearbooks and preparing a yearbook for competition visit http://www.entourageyearbooks.com.