CSPA Digital News Gold Crown Finalist 2019

CSPA Digital News Gold Crown Finalist 2019

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Kaylie Clem | The Feather Online

Flashback to last year, moments after the 2018 Feather Online staff was awarded with a Digital News Gold Crown at the CSPA Spring Conference. We are excited to announce this year we are nominated again for the 2019 Gold Crown.

Throwing it back to last year’s 94th Columbia Scholastic Press Association‘s (CSPA) Spring Convention in New York, where the 2018 Feather staff received a CSPA Digital News Gold Crown.

We are excited to announce that for the 11th year in a row, The Feather Online is nominated for another Digital News Crown, Dec. 3. Stay tuned as The Feather Online joins 17 other schools from across the country in this 2019 national scholastic journalism competition. 

Editor Samuel Cross, ’19, and four-year staffer, is appreciative of the continued recognition.

“The Feather has presented me with so many opportunities to learn and grow alongside fellow classmates,” Cross said. “It’s exciting to be recognized as a staff by a national organization. It’s been a team effort this year, the journalists and editors have really supported each other in pursuing a CSPA Crown.”

First year journalist Cohl Obwald, ’21, started taking The Feather because he thought it would help him become more proficient in writing.

“Being nominated for a CSPA Crown award makes me believe in myself more,” Obwald said. “It gives me more confidence in my ability to write for The Feather in years to come. I have really enjoyed the camaraderie aspect of being able to talk to the editors as friends and not be judged by them for what I have done wrong.”

Winners will be announced during the CSPA 95th Spring Convention, March 20-22, 2019.

For more articles, read The Feather takes NYC 2018: CSPA Convention recap and Camp Fire destroys City of Paradise, community rallies in support.

Thank you CSPA for this honor!

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Kaylie Clem
From behind the lens, photojournalist Kaylie Clem, ‘19, broadens her entire worldview as she creatively captures transformative images. Timidly moving through her first experiences as a photographer, Clem discovered a true passion and confidence in her ability to document emotions, events and news through strategic imagery. Continuing on The Feather team this year allows her to develop stronger dynamic writing to accompany her photographs. After high school, Clem plans on attending a private Christian university, majoring in teacher education and minoring in photography. Volunteering as a mentor to junior highers through Sister-to-Sister program and as a Calvin Crest counselor, Clem enjoys encouraging her younger peers.

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