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Scholastic Organizations

The scholastic media organizations of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications serve middle and high school journalism programs in South Carolina (S.C. Scholastic Press Association) and the Southeast region (Southern Interscholastic Press Association). Through conventions and conferences, evaluative services, scholarship opportunities and various individual competitions, SCSPA and SIPA strive to empower, educate and support scholastic journalism programs.

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SIPA Alumni: Mills Hayes

SIPA Alumni: Mills Hayes

A former yearbook editor at Lexington High School, Mills Hayes is now pursuing a broadcast journalism degree at the University of South Carolina, where she's the station manager for SGTV.

SIPA Alumni: Bertram Rantin

SIPA Alumni: Bertram Rantin

A former SIPA president and SCSPA Journalist of the Year, Bertram Rantin brings 30 years of journalistic experience into the classroom at USC.

SIPA Announces Keynote and #MySouth Campaign

SIPA Announces Keynote and #MySouth Campaign

Kyle Tibbs Jones of The Bitter Southerner will give an interactive keynote at the 2017 SIPA Conference on Saturday, March 4.

SIPA adds new ways to connect through social media

SIPA adds new ways to connect through social media

SIPA uses social media to connect with, educate, offer advice to and entertain members. Find out how the organization uses three platforms.

SIPA Alumni: Megan Plassmeyer

SIPA Alumni: Megan Plassmeyer

SIPA helped instill an investigative mentality that's been vital to Megan Plassmeyer in her advocacy work at the Women's Rights and Empowerment Network.

SIPA Staff: Justin Brouckaert

SIPA Staff: Justin Brouckaert

Justin Brouckaert earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the Unversity of South Carolina in May 2016 and has been telling SIPA success stories since August 2016.

Fall newspaper and online individual competition winners announced

Fall newspaper and online individual competition winners announced

SCSPA has announced the winners of the 2016 Fall Excellence in Scholastic Newspaper Awards (ESNA) and the 2016 Fall Online Individual Competition.

Student Spotlight: Summer Huechtker

Student Spotlight: Summer Huechtker

Summer Huechtker, 2016 SCSPA Scholarship winner, is fitting right in as a broadcast journalism freshman at the University of South Carolina.

SIPA Alumni: Lauren Harper

SIPA Alumni: Lauren Harper

SIPA helped teach Lauren Harper the ins and outs of journalism. Now she puts that knowledge to use in the Office of the Mayor.

Alumni Spotlight: Marc LaFountain

Alumni Spotlight: Marc LaFountain

From word processors to smart phones: Marc LaFountain's interests in technology and communication started with SCSPA and have since landed him at Uber.

Mary Inglis named 2017 Endowment speaker

Mary Inglis named 2017 Endowment speaker

Mary Inglis, Wellington High School yearbook adviser, has been a driving force behind the SIPA Endowment since its inception 22 years ago.

SIPA Alumni: Amanda Loveday

SIPA Alumni: Amanda Loveday

Amanda Loveday's career has taken a few twists and turns, from journalism to politics to public relations. The one thing that's never changed? A love for storytelling.

SIPA members win big at JEA/NSPA 2016 fall convention

SIPA members win big at JEA/NSPA 2016 fall convention

SIPA members won some big awards from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2016 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis Nov. 10-13.

SIPA Alumni: Justin Fabiano

SIPA Alumni: Justin Fabiano

Justin Fabiano's journalism career started with SIPA, then took him to the University of South Carolina, ESPN and the SEC Network before landing him back home at Stratford High School.

SIPA Alumni: Liz McCarthy

SIPA Alumni: Liz McCarthy

SCSPA and SIPA helped Liz McCarthy hone her skills in writing, photography, video and social media. At USC, she found a job that lets her do it all.