Update: Applications closed for the 68th annual CSPA Workshop

Applications are closed for the 2019 workshop. Students interested in the 2020 workshop may apply starting in January 2020. The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 68th-annual high school journalism workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, from July 7-19, 2019. CSPA Workshop graduates do more in 13 days than most…

How CSPA changed my life

Originally posted on Roselyn Romero:
CSPA 2018 Recap from Mohi Andrabi on Vimeo. ? The day after my 18th birthday, my dad forwarded me an email that read: Roselyn, congrats: You have been accepted to the 2018 CSPA/Cal Poly Journalism Workshop in San Luis Obispo, which runs from Sunday, July 8, to Friday, July 20.…

What you need to know about the CSPA Workshop

CSPA Workshop graduates do more in 13 days than most people do all summer. Whether you’re an experienced student journalist, a beginner or simply a student interested in improving your writing skills, you’ll find the CSPA Workshop beneficial. It’s an opportunity not only to sharpen journalism skills but to become a better writer, to improve…

Longtime CSPA friend Don McCaleb passes

Longtime CSPA board member and hall of famer Don McCaleb died April 17 at his grandson’s home in Colorado Springs, near Pike’s Peak. Don was instrumental in keeping the CSPA afloat in 1981 and 1982 after our founders Ralph and Millie passed away. He met Ralph when he worked in the public relations department at…

The new Kansas High School Journalist of the Year is a CSPA graduate

A 2016 graduate of the California Scholastic Press Association workshop has been named Kansas High School Journalist of the Year and will compete this spring for national honors against other top student journalists from around the country. Daisy Bolin, a senior at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan., is the fourth CSPA…

Our alumni: Where are they now?

Since the 1950s, hundreds of CSPA graduates have gone on to great careers in journalism, public relations and other fields that require analytical thinking, strong writing and clear communication. Here’s what our recent and more veteran alumni have gone on to do. Our recent graduates Julia Poe CSPA class: 2014  School: University of Southern California…