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…

CSPA’s Harmonson named senior editor at OC Register

Todd Harmonson, CSPA vice president and member of the Board of Directors, has been named senior editor of the Orange County Register. Harmonson, previously the paper’s assistant managing editor and sports editor, will be responsible for “newsgathering across all platforms including websites, mobile, apps, daily and community newspapers, and monthly magazines,’’ according to the Register’s…

CSPA to honor memory of Stanley Kelton

The 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…

CSPA chairman Welborn receives prestigious award

CSPA chairman and president Larry Welborn has been recognized by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice with their prestigious Award for Journalistic Integrity. In honoring Welborn — the presentation will be made Dec. 13 in San Francisco — the CACJ described him as ”a giant among men” and ”the beat reporter of a nearly bygone era who…

Welborn talks `Notorious’

Larry Welborn, CSPA chairman and legal affairs reporter for The Orange County Register, appeared on the KOCE-TV news program “Real Orange” on Aug. 2 to discuss his new e-book, “Notorious OC.” The Register’s first-ever e-book, ”Notorious OC” chronicles the most notorious criminal happenings in Orange County since its incorporation in 1889. Welborn has covered the Orange…

CSPA grads, now authors

A selection of books by SSA and CSPA grads (high school, year of workshop in parentheses): Agarwal, Priya (Chadwick High, 1986 workshop), “Passage from India: Post-1965 Indian Immigrants and Their Children,” pub. by Yuvati Co., 1991. Bruns, Bill (San Dieguito, 1960), “Winning Is Everything and Other American Myths” (co-author), MacMillan, 1976. Also: “Teaching Children Tennis the Vic…