The Highlander newsmagazine staff of McLean High School was presented with a Gold Crown at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) journalism convention at Columbia University in New York City. This is the second consecutive year that The Highlander has earned a Gold Crown award.
The Highlander is the only high school newspaper-newsmagazine in Virginia to win a Gold Crown this year. CSPA’s Gold Crown is one of the highest honors in scholastic journalism. Publications are judged on design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.