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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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SCSPA honors oustanding adviser, students at spring conference

SCSPA honors oustanding adviser, students at spring conference

SCSPA awarded three deserving recipients with its highest accolades at the 2018 Spring Conference.

SIPA recognizes outstanding administrator

SIPA recognizes outstanding administrator

SIPA recognized Sabrina Suber with its Dr. Kay Phillips Administrator-of-the-Year Award at the annual SIPA convention held March 2-4, 2018 in Columbia.

SIPA honors individuals for service to organization

SIPA honors individuals for service to organization

SIPA honored several individuals for their service at the annual SIPA convention held March 2-4, 2018 in Columbia.

SIPA members win at 2017 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

SIPA members win at 2017 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

SIPA members won some big awards for individual achievements and as overall publications from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2017 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas Nov. 15-19.

Beth Fitts named 2018 Endowment speaker

Beth Fitts named 2018 Endowment speaker

Beth Fitts, former Mississippi Scholastic Press Association director and high school journalism adviser, has supported scholastic journalism and education throughout the Southeast.

SCSPA members win at 2017 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

SCSPA members win at 2017 National High School Journalism Fall Convention

SCSPA members won some big awards from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2017 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas Nov. 15-19.

SIPA broadcast members win Emmy awards

SIPA broadcast members win Emmy awards

Two SIPA member programs won 2017 National Student Production Awards, better known as Emmy Awards, from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

SCSPA honors Rising Star adviser, magazine and yearbook programs

SCSPA honors Rising Star adviser, magazine and yearbook programs

SCSPA presents the Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award and magazine and yearbook program awards at the fall conference.

SCSPA honors outstanding students, advisers, friends of scholastic journalism

SCSPA honors outstanding students, advisers, friends of scholastic journalism

SCSPA awarded four deserving recipients with its highest accolades at the 2017 Spring Conference.

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Ann Blaskowitz

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Ann Blaskowitz

Mary Ann Blaskowitz served as the editor of the Palmetto Leaf in 1966. She had no idea she'd come back to Camden HS to advise the student newspaper for nearly 20 years.

SIPA Alumni: Rebecca Pittman

SIPA Alumni: Rebecca Pittman

Rebecca Pittman is a media planner at Brunner, a marketing organization responsible for one of the most memorable Super Bowl 2017 advertising spots.

Wando senior named Journalist of the Year

Wando senior named Journalist of the Year

Sophie Winnick, a senior at Wando High School (Mount Pleasant), has been named the South Carolina Journalist of the Year by SCSPA.

Students awarded scholarships at SIPA convention

Students awarded scholarships at SIPA convention

SIPA awarded scholarships to three outstanding scholastic journalists at the annual SIPA convention held March 3-5, 2017 in Columbia.

SIPA honors outstanding administrators, alumni and staff

SIPA honors outstanding administrators, alumni and staff

SIPA honored several of its outstanding administrators, staffers and alumni at the annual SIPA convention held March 3-5, 2017 in Columbia.

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.