CSPA to honor memory of Stanley Kelton

Stanley KeltonThe California Scholastic Press Association lost a cherished member of its family on April 12 when Stanley Kelton died at age 63 after a brief battle with cancer.

Stan, a lawyer by trade, ceaselessly and selflessly served our organization for 44 years. He volunteered as a popular public-records and libel law instructor at the workshop and also worked countless hours (without compensation) to keep the CSPA’s financial and legal affairs in good order.

On April 21, Stan’s family members and friends gathered in Huntington Beach to celebrate his life. Pictures from the service can be seen below.

In July, the CSPA honored Stan in the most appropriate way, by conducting its 64th-annual high school journalism workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The CSPA started an annual tradition by giving the Stan Kelton Award to a deserving student.

The CSPA is a non-profit organization that operates under a small budget and relies upon the generous support of alumni and friends.

Stan dedicated a major part of his life to help the CSPA survive and thrive. If you’d like to make a donation in his honor, to help support the education of student journalists, please click here.

Thank you for your support.

The CSPA Board of Directors































Published by Nicole Vargas

Assistant professor, Digital Journalism, San Diego City College; Adviser, City Times Media - City Times digital news, CTTV/Newscene, City Times Sound radio and podcast, Legend magazine and Indy Film