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Johnson's "the Pride Online" Receives State and National Accolades!


The publications of Claudia Taylor Johnson High School are wrapping up another very successful year with accolades from both the state and national level.


The Pride Online, the campus’ online student newspaper, received a Silver Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association of Columbia University.  This is the third consecutive Crown for the online publication since its inception in 2010 and one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a scholastic publication.


This year 1,344 digital newspapers, newspapers, magazines and yearbooks from all over the country published during the 2011-2012 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2013 Crown Awards Program.  Only ten online publications were honored with Crown Awards this year, including the Johnson online scholastic newspaper.


The Pride Online also picked up a Bronze Star Award from the Interscholastic Press Conference Association at their annual state convention as well as a Silver Star Award for the Johnson High School yearbook, The Citadel.  Publications honored by ILPC are critiqued and rated based on their content and quality.


The Citadel was also honored earlier in the year with a Best in Show recognition at the Journalism Educators Association national fall convention in the large yearbook category.


Additionally, the Johnson journalism adviser Velisa Jewett was recognized by ILPC with an Edith Fox King Award.  Each year, ILPC recognizes those who have contributed to or advanced the efforts of scholastic journalism in the state of Texas with the award.  She joins the ranks of other Edith Fox Kings Award winners at NEISD including advisers Sue Jett of Churchill High School and Brenda Slatton of Lee High School.   Mrs. Jewett was also recognized by JEA as a nationally certified journalism educator.


You can visit the Johnson High School online newspaper at  The 2013 Citadel will be distributed on campus in mid-May.




Posted on May 2, 2013