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    Sunday Banquet Keynote Speaker: Bobby Hawthorne

    Keynote Speakers

    Bobby Hawthorne is a writer and writing instructor. He is the author of The Radical Write, a textbook on reporting and writing for student publications.

    In 2005, he retired from the University Interscholastic League where he served as director of academics and director of journalism. In 2007, he received Carl Towley Award from the Journalism Education

    Association, its highest honor, and the Charles R. OMalley Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, based at Columbia University in New York City.

    Hawthorne is also the author of Longhorn Football: An Illustrated History, published in 2007 by the University of Texas Press. In 2009, he completed writing and designing a 240-page illustrated history of the UIL as part of the Leagues 100th anniversary celebration, and wrote the text for a landscape photo book, Home Field, published by UT Press in August, 2010.

    Hawthorne and David Knight, Lancaster County School District, at Gloria Shields workshop in Dallas (Texas).

    All photos courtesy of Bobby Hawthorne

    Best-selling author Bruce Littlefield is an arbiter of American fun. Hailed as a lifestyle authority by The New York Times, he shares his finds through his books and his appearances on NBCs Today Show, CBSs Early Show, and ABCs The View.

    He is the author of Airstream Living, Garage Sale America, Merry Christmas America, and co-writer of the best-selling Use What Youve Got and Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom with real-estate magnate Barbara Corcoran.

    Originally from South Carolina, he was the editor of Brookland-Cayce High Schools Bearcat yearbook, was president of the SCSPA from 1984-1985 and won the SCSPA Scholarship in 1985.

    His latest book, The Bedtime Book for Dogs, is a first of its kind: a book to read to your dog.

    Monday Awards Keynote Speaker: Bruce Littlefield

    Charcoal image courtesy of Bruce Littlefield

    (top) Photo courtesy of Bruce Littlefield

    (bottom) Bruce with SCSPA Director Karen Flowers. Photo by Patty Hall.

  • congratulates the

    South Carolina ScholasticPress Association


    75 years of service

    to the student journalists and faculty advisers of the Palmetto State;

    and for its rich history of leadership and dedicated public service.

    Given at Columbia University in the City of New York

    this 17th day of October 2011.

    Edmund J. SullivanExecutive Director

    Columbia ScholasticPress Association

  • are you ready for cji 2012?

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    a sipa summer workshop803.777.6284

    Southern Interscholastic Press Association

    mark your calendar for the next SIPA event: Courage to Connect: a SIPA Convention

    March 2-4, 2012 @ Columbia Marriott

    Photos from the 2011 SIPA Convention March 4-6 in Columbia, S.C.

    Left two photos taken by T.J. Maynes, York Technical College (S.C.), and right photo

    taken by Bradley Wilson, N.C. State University.

    SIPA congratulates SCSPA on 75 years of excellence in scholastic journalism

    Photo from the 2011 Carolina Journalism Institute Taken by Erika Stanton, Easley HS (Easley, S.C.).

    June 13-17, 2012Columbia, S.C.

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    Gold ($500 and up) Altria (the parent company for Phillip Morris) Friesens Marc LaFountain Jostens Yearbook

    Silver ($250-$499) Debbie Abels Andy Bosman David and Susan Knight Jo Mayer Beth Underwood

    Sponsor ($100-$249) Ann Herlong-Bodman Chapin HS literary magazine, The Talon,

    and newspaper, Chapin Claw, staffs Columbia Scholastic Press Association Ron Farrar Karen Flowers Sharon J. Johnson Jana Hletko J. Grady Locklear John and Ginny Lopiccolo S.C. Press Association School Newspapers Online Lilla Scroggins Alysha Strother The Charleston Post and Courier

    Friend (up to $99) Kathy Craghead Beth Dickey Dent MS literary magazine, Shine!, staff Dan and Jenna Eckel Will and Joyce Felts Robert and Carol Greenman Martha Herring James Island Charter broadcast,

    TNN: Trojan News Network, staff Bruce Konkle Linda Leatherman Judy Mulkey Kay Phillips Martha Rothwell Spartanburg HS publications staffs Shirley Tuttle

    75th Anniversary SponsorsSCSPA would like to thank everyone who donated to the 75th anniversary celebration.

    We couldnt have done it without your generosity!



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    Banquet Program

    Sunday October 16Welcome

    Karen Flowers, SCSPA director Katie Jones, SCSPA presidentCharles Bierbauer, dean College of Mass Communications

    & Information Studies Dr. Carol Pardun, director School of Journalism & Mass


    DinnerRecognitions Guests, staffs

    Keynote Introduction Leslie Dennis

    David KnightSpeaker Bobby Hawthorne

    AwardsAdvisers (20+ years)Advisers (6 19 years)Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award

    Background of award Rene HortonIntroduction of nominees Phillip Caston, SCSPA chairPresentation of award Andy Bosman & Bruce Konkle

    Scroggins Award Karen Flowers

    Happy Birthday, SCSPA Jenna Eckel

    Historical PerspectiveDennis Jones: 1974-79Ann Herlong: 1979-85Bruce Konkle: 1985-02Karen Flowers: 2002-present

    Presentation of the HistoryDavid Dixon, Balfour YearbooksThe History Team

    Telling great storiesYou dont need a camera to paint a picture in the minds of your audience. Learn how to make your journalistic writing bring visual images to mind and how to draw readers into a story and keep them reading.David KnightCapital III

    Building a brand: Same as building a scholastic publication What is the path from the high school journalism classroom to getting paid to do this stuff? Join a former scholastic journalist, who is now Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of a global consulting firm based in Chicago, for his insights on the striking similarities between the skills and lessons your are learning in Scholastic Journalism with those needed to be a successful in pursuing not only a marketing career, but a professional career in general.Andy BosmanCapital IV

    SCSPA 75th Anniversary Banquet Program

    Sunday night sessions

    (these sessions will directly follow the banquet)

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    Conference Schedule

    Monday October 179 - 9:45 a.m.

    Delving into public records (ALL)You wont believe the things you can learn about people with a few clicks. Well look at some key websites and find out the value of understanding what you can learn without relying on someone else to give it to you.Allyson BirdCarolina A-C

    Muscular development (ALL)Need to pump up your writing skills? Get tips on taking your writing newspaper, yearbook, college entrance essay, whatever from wussy to weapons-grade.Bobby HawthorneCarolina D

    Digital storytelling & social media (BC)Short form documentaries have a cross platform network that includes TV, Internet, podcast and mobile communication devices. With over eight years of experience creating over 100 short form documentaries, Tabitha will teach you the basics of short form digital storytelling. Tabitha Lewis-SafdiCarolina E

    Newspaper design: The basics (NP)Experience the basics of page design. Examine your competition and dissect the pages into workable elements. Typefaces, alignment procedures, container sizes, picture placement and, most importantly, that unseen, undesigned white space.Dennis JonesCarolina F-H

    Writing to read (ALL)Need story ideas and interesting ways to write them? This session will help you discover how to find sources of story ideas, how to use alternative story formats and more. Youll leave the session with a list of story ideas you can take back to your school and energize your publication.CeCe von Kolitz NunnCapital I

    Student media in college (ALL)Want to use your journalism skills and knowledge past high school? Three former scholastic journalists and current School of Journalism students will talk about the journalism opportunities in college. All three students work with college student media: Sam with The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Ashley with WUSC radio station and Anna with Garnet & Black literary magazine.Samantha Edwards, Ashley McGarry & Anna WestburyCapital II

    Editing: Beyond the commas (ALL)Tell someone youre an editor and they think your job is to run spell-check. But traditional copy-editing is arguably the least important part of the job. This session is a quick course in balance, taste, brevity and, most important of all, clarity.Erin McClamCapital III

    Developing your on-air presence (BC)Trying to figure out who you are onscreen can be difficult. Former Irmo HS newspaper editor and current TV anchor Kevin Wuzzardo will discuss what it takes to develop and maintain an effective presence on the air. Take this knowledge beyond high school and into college and the real world.Kevin WuzzardoCapital IV

    10 - 10:45 a.m.

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