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…

Update: Applications closed for the 67th-annual CSPA Workshop

Update: Applications for the 2018 workshop have now closed. Students interested in the 2019 workshop can apply starting in January 2019. Would you like to be notified when the 2019 application cycle opens? If so, add your name to the mailing list at http://bit.ly/cspa-mail. The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 67th-annual high school journalism…

CSPA mourns passing of instructor Gil Chesterton

A memorial service was held June 24 in honor of Gil Chesterton, the legendary journalism adviser and longtime member of the California Scholastic Press Association, who died May 18. Chesterton, a dedicated family man, also loved journalism. He worked as an editor for a weekly newspaper in Bell Gardens and advised the newspaper at Whittier…

26 students graduate from 65th CSPA Workshop

The 65th-annual California Scholastic Press Association Journalism Workshop ended July 22, when all 26 students participated in the graduation ceremonies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and celebrated 13 days of work and fun. Karan Nevatia of Aragon High School in San Mateo, Calif., received the Ralph Alexander Award while Daisy Bolin of Shawnee Mission…