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Dateline 2013

May 18 – Carolina Journalism Institute early-bird registration and deposit deadline 31 – Carolina Journalism Institute cancellation deadline

June 7– SCSPA magazine & yearbook evaluation, individual competition and Most Improved Competition deadline 12-16 – Carolina Journalism Institute 27 – SCSPA Advisers’ Board Retreat (SJMC Carolina Coliseum 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

July 1– SIPA magazine & yearbook evaluation deadline

August 1– SCSPA Summer Board Meeting (SJMC Carolina Coliseum –9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

See the SCSPA website (scspa.sc.edu) for a detailed master calendar.

erspective South Carolina Scholastic Press Association USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications May 2013 • Issue 3

South Pointe HS senior, principal receive top awards at spring conference Brianna-Marie Ealy, who has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year and has served as photography editor, opinion editor and most recently, webmaster of South Pointe HS’s new online newspaper, SPINwired, is the 2013 Journalist of the Year. In a letter of recommendation, Dr. Al Leonard, principal, said, “During the four years that I have served as her principal, I have found her to possess a tremendous work ethic. Her seemingly quiet nature belies a strong ability and desire to get things done.” In her JOY portfolio, Ealy said through her involvement with scholastic journalism she was able to overcome her introvert tendencies and grow as a confident young professional. Adviser Cindy Koon said, “She is naturally tender-hearted and very quiet but has shown immense personal growth as she embraces challenges, some of which I honestly have wondered why on earth she would undertake.” In her portfolio essay, Ealy said, “Looking back on all the positions I’ve held and all the experiences I’ve had while being in Newspaper Production, I can’t help but smile. I’ve learned what it’s like to have responsibilities, not only to me and my staff, but to our readers. With these experiences I’ve had, I’ve changed for the better.”

Ealy wasn’t the only one from South Pointe HS recognized at the spring conference. Leonard was awarded the Scroggins Award. Koon said, “Dr. Leonard’s undying commitment to the development of our journalism Photos by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC program SJMC Director Carol Pardun and to the congratulates Dr. Al Leonard on his Scroggins Award, with South evolution Pointe HS students and presents of our high Brianna-Marie Ealy with the S.C. school Scholastic Journalist-of-the-Year journalists Award. and their advisers is a breath of fresh air in the post-Hazelwood era.” Blake Roberts, SPiN Wired copy editor, said, “Dr. Leonard has supported the journalism program by allowing us to produce both print and online without any form of censorship. When our online paper, required additional funds for a new layout because the default was filled with limitations, we talked to Dr. Leonard about our need, and by the end of the day he had written a check for the necessary amount.” Catherine Stiers, SPiN Wired news editor, said, “Unlike many principals, Dr. Leonard allows for complete freedom of speech in our paper, allowing our experience to be closer to that of a ‘real world’ journalist.” Koon said, “Dr. Leondard has laid aside power so that others can assume it and in doing so, learn what it means to be a citizen in a country where the sky is the limit. Is that not the purpose of a public school, to produce graduates who can assume the privileges and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy?”


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Deborah Gascon, Dutch Fork HS yearbook adviser, receives Montgomery Adviser-of-the-Year Award The Reid H. Montgomery Adviser-of-the-Year Award Medlock-Greene. “Her former students are strewn across honors the memory of a past director of SCSPA and the world in various stages of their professional lives, but former faculty member of the she still maintains relationships with School of Journalism and Mass each of her editors. To them, she is Communications. The Montgomery more than just a teacher—she is a award is presented to an adviser mentor, a friend and a confidante.” who exemplifies a high standard of In April she had to overcome excellence in service to scholastic her biggest obstacle - the theft of journalism. 90 percent of her yearbook staff’s Deborah Gascon is the 2013 equipment. AOY. Upon returning to school after Gascon began her career the SIPA convention in March, she as Dutch Fork High School’s and Medlock-Greene discovered the yearbook adviser after a chaotic publications’ room and Medlockbut memorable cross-country trip, Greene’s classroom had been according to Dutch Fork broadcast burglarized. All of the computers (and Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC two of the newspaper staff’s cameras) and newsmagazine adviser, Amy Medlock-Greene. Medlockin those two rooms were gone.  The At the April 22 spring conference, SJMC Dr. Greene had convinced Gascon three yearbook computers in Carol Pardun and Phillip Caston, last year’s to attend the National Scholastic Gascon’s room and the two broadcast Adviser of the Year, congratulate Deborah Press Association convention in Gascon on receiving the Reid H. Montgomery computers in the old darkroom were Adviser-of-the-Year Award. Anaheim, Calif., After the trip, all that remained. Medlock-Greene, convinced Gascon Gascon and her staff were faced to take over the school’s yearbook, The Legacy. Gascon with the task of finishing the yearbook with one tenth of has served as adviser for a decade while juggling her their equipment. Although their files were backed up on a responsibilities of being an English teacher. separate server, it was still a nightmare of a month for the “She is passionate about yearbooking, and she does yearbook staff. everything in her power to instill that passion in her “While all of us were hobbling along (the broadcast students,” said Medlock-Greene. and newspaper kids had six of 19 computers left), the Gascon’s yearbooks have won SCSPA Best in State yearbook staff was the only one with an extremely pressing awards, CSPA Gold and Silver awards, SCSPA Palmetto deadline,” Medlock-Greene said. “So Debbie and her editor Awards, and have consistently earned top ratings from worked 12- to 16-hour days consistently. Debbie proved SCSPA and SIPA. her consummate professionalism: she did not let thieves This year, she will expand her horizons even further stop her and her staff from producing the best yearbook as she becomes the yearbook instructor at SIPA’s summer possible, and she will do whatever it takes to ensure the workshop, the Carolina Journalism Institute. staff meets its deadlines.” “Her success as an adviser is evident in her legacy,” said

Perspective

• Director: Karen H. Flowers • Scholastic Press Manager & Perspective Editor: Leslie Dennis • Office Assistants: Lauren Harper, Rebecca Piner and BP Turner • USC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications Columbia, SC 29208 • Phone: 803.777.6284 • Fax: 803.777.4103 • Email: schopres@mailbox.sc.edu • Twitter: @SCSPA • Website: http://scspa.sc.edu

Student Officers 2012-2013 President: Bryce Conti, J.L. Mann HS Vice President: Carter Perry, J.L. Mann HS Representatives: Broadcast: Rachel McAfee, Dutch Fork HS Coastal: Rebekah Crandall, Beaufort HS Magazine: Kaelyn Jiran, South Pointe HS Midlands: Alex Cone, Dutch Fork HS Newspaper: Caroline Stewart, Chapman HS Online/Digital Media: Brianna-Marie Ealy, South Pointe HS Piedmont: Megan Plassmeyer, J.L. Mann HS Yearbook: Anna Belue, Landrum HS


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SCSPA, Jostens award sixth yearbook scholarship to Lexington HS senior Thanks to Jostens, Inc., for the sixth year SCSPA awarded a $500 scholarship to a Rebecca Farmer of Lexington HS for her excellence in yearbook journalism and her plans to attend the University of South Carolina’s main campus in Columbia in the fall of 2013. According to her application, Farmer is not one to shy away from multiple commitments and responsibilities. She has been a yearbook staff member and newspaper staff writer for the past three years. While being on her yearbook staff the past three Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC years, she has Jostens, Inc., Representative David Patrick been a staff and SJMC Director Carol Pardun present writer, group Rebecca Farmer of Lexington HS with the editor and SCSPA/ Jostens Yearbook Scholarship. This design editor. is the sixth year Jostens has sponsored the Tressie scholarship. Hays, adviser, said, “Her yearbook assignments required a considerable amount of coordination between in-class and out-of-class work since she carried a heavy load of swimming practice and work, yet she continually dedicated herself to the yearbook, arriving early morning or staying after school to work on pages. Although saying she strives for excellence seems like a cliché, the statement truly fits her. She always produces quality work.” Her art teacher also wrote about her commitment to excellence, describing her as, “articulate, creative, commited to quality work, and a critical thinker.” Farmer credits her involvement with scholastic journalism as a great learning experience. “My time as editor and staff member taught me I want to work with a group of people who have passion and drive to achieve something in my future,” she said. Farmer also won the Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s Charles E. Savedge’s Yearbook Scholarship in March. Her drive, passion and commitment to the field of journalism will undoubtedly benefit her as she pursues a career in public relations. “Being involved with yearbook for so long has defined my high school education and showed me just one of the many doors of journalism,” she said.

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Collyn Taylor receives SCSPA scholarship

Each year SCSPA offers a scholarship to a graduating seniors who has been admitted and will be attending the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Applicants are judged on their scholastic journalism involvement as well as their academic achievements while in high school. This year’s recipient is Collyn Taylor, editor-in-chief of Dutch Fork HS’s newsmagazine. Taylor said he wants to change the world with his stories. His teachers and adviser see him as a student who Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC always strives for SJMC Director Carol Pardun presents excellence. Dutch Fork HS senior Collyn Taylor with Amy Medlock- the SCSPA scholarship. Taylor is the Greene, adviser, editor of Dutch Fork HS’s newsmagazine, The Renaissance. said, “As a sophomore on the newsmagazine staff, he worked tirelessly to find his “niche” on our team and even at that point, his desire to make our newsmagazine the best it could be was evident. With a virtually non-existent budget and 12 students on staff, we decided to forgo printing and solely publish online. He was instrumental in building our staff’s website and working out the kinks associated with an online publication.” In addition to his work on the newsmagazine staff, Taylor has also been actively involved in his school’s Key Club and served as a volunteer for Special Olympics. He is especially passionate about sports writing and uses this passion to motivate him in growing as a journalist. In his application Taylor said, “The beauty of sports is that it helps communities heal, offers an escape from problems and provides an outlet while entertaining fans around the world. I want to be able to help define my generation’s great moments in sports. ” Medlock-Greene believes he will be successful in impacting his generation. She concludes her letter of recommendation saying: “He is one of those incredible students who will be a tremendous asset to whatever college he chooses to attend and who will excel in whatever aspect of journalism he chooses to pursue professionally.” Taylor received the Southern Interscholasic Press Association’s Elizabeth B. Dickey Scholarship in March.


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Broadcast Evaluations • Dutch Fork HS, The Silver Screen Report, Superior • Nation Ford HS, NAFO News, Honor • Stratford HS, Real TV, All-State • Summerville HS, Wave TV, Honor

Newspaper Evaluations Class 1 (1-1,350 students) • Camden HS, Palmetto Leaf, Superior • South Pointe HS, SPIN, Superior • Travelers Rest HS, The Blue & Gold, Superior

Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC

The Silver Scroll and The Update staffs (Oakbrook Preparatory School) with their spring awards.

Class 2 (1,351-1,500 students) • Beaufort HS, Eagle Source, Superior • J.L. Mann HS, Mannuscript, All-State • Laurens District 55 HS, Sword & Shield, Superior • Nation Ford HS, The Talon, Superior

Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC

Most Improved Broadcast The Silver Screen Report, Dutch Fork HS Producer: Ryan Pittman

Class 3 (1,501+ students) Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC • Carolina Forest HS, The Prowler, All-State • Spartanburg HS, Norse News, All-State Norse News staff (Spartanburg • Summerville HS, The Wave Breaker, HS) with its spring awards. Honor • Wando HS, Tribal Tribune, All-State Class 4 (Newsmagazine) • Dorman HS, The Cavalier, Honor • Dutch Fork HS, The Renaissance, All-State • Irmo HS, The Stinger, Superior • Lexington HS, The Wildcat, Honor • Lugoff-Elgin HS, The Pitchfork, Superior

Most Improved Newspaper Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS

Online Evaluations • Brashier Middle College Charter HS, BCMN, Honor • Oakbrook Preparatory School, The Silver Scroll Online, Merit • South Pointe HS, SPINwired, Superior • Wando HS, Tribal Tribune online, All-State

Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC

Mannuscript staff (J.L. Mann HS) with its spring awards.

Palmetto Awards • Class 1 (1-1,350 students) Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS

Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC

• Class 2 (1,351-1,500 students) Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS • Class 3 (1,501+ students) Tribal Tribune, Wando HS

• Class 4 (newsmagazines) The Renaissance, Dutch Fork HS

Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC

Director Karen Flowers talks to Parker Melton (Buford HS), S.C. Governor’s Committe on Employment of People with Disabilities Journalism Contest winner, after the awards ceremony.

Best S.C. Scholastic Newspaper Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS

Best Broadcast Real TV, Stratford HS


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Broadcast Individual Competition Winners

Online Media Individual Competition Winners

ANCHOR FOR A NEWS PROGRAM EXCELLENT: Aaron Joseph, Wave TV, Summerville HS EXCELLENT: Alaina Hatalosky, Wave TV, Summerville HS HONORABLE MENTION: Rachel McAfee, The Silver Screen Report, Dutch Fork HS

DIGITAL STORY TELLING SUPERIOR: Destiny Byrd, BMCN, Brashier Middle College Charter HS EXCELLENT: Brianna-Marie Ealy, SPINWired, South Pointe HS

FEATURE STORY SUPERIOR: Emily Gissendanner, Real TV, Stratford HS HONORABLE MENTION: Kelsey Butler, RJ McLaughlin & Samantha Miller, Wave TV, Summerville HS HONORABLE MENTION: Bryce Cleary, Alexandria Searles & Jered Stone, Wave TV, Summerville HS GRAPHICS HONORABLE MENTION: Phillip Macdonald, The Update, Oakbrook Preparatory School NEWS STORY HONORABLE MENTION: Luke Amick, The Silver Screen Report, Dutch Fork HS HONORABLE MENTION: Bryce Cleary, Xavier Calhoun & Alexandria Searles, Wave TV, Summerville HS PERSONALITY PROFILE/HUMAN INTEREST HONORABLE MENTION: Ross Jordan, The Silver Screen Report, Dutch Fork HS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT SUPERIOR: Ryan Pittman & Rachel McAfee, The Silver Screen Report, Dutch Fork HS HONORABLE MENTION: Xavier Calhoun, Aaron Joseph & Jered Stone, Wave TV, Summerville HS REPORTER HONORABLE MENTION: Jeff Savage, The Update, Oakbrook Preparatory School SPORTS COVERAGE SUPERIOR: Jake Barber, Real TV, Stratford HS HONORABLE MENTION: Tapanga Brigman, The Silver Screen Report, Dutch Fork HS

FEATURES SUPERIOR: Monique Dobson, BMCN, Brashier Middle College Charter HS EXCELLENT: Blake Roberts, SPINWired, South Pointe HS HONORABLE MENTION: Phillip MacDonald & Jeff Savage, The Silver Scroll, Oakbrook Preparatory School NEWS FEATURES SUPERIOR: Catherine Stiers, SPINWired, South Pointe HS EXCELLENT: Phillip MacDonald, Matt Thomas & Jeff Savage, The Silver Scroll, Oakbrook Preparatory School HONORABLE MENTION: Kayleigh Standard, BMCN, Brashier Middle College Charter HS OPINION PIECES SUPERIOR: Abigail Norby, SPINWired, South Pointe HS EXCELLENT: Mary Alice Schultz, BMCN, Brashier Middle College Charter HS HONORABLE MENTION: Emma Jameson, The Silver Scroll, Oakbrook Preparatory School PHOTOGRAPHY SUPERIOR: Phillip MacDonald, The Silver Scroll, Oakbrook Preparatory School SPORTS SUPERIOR: Phillip MacDonald, The Silver Scroll, Oakbrook Preparatory School EXCELLENT: Sierra Singh, BMCN, Brashier Middle College Charter HS HONORABLE MENTION: Sierra Gilmore, SPINWired, South Pointe HS VIDEOGRAPHY SUPERIOR: Catherine Stiers & Vinita Maigur, SPINWired, South Pointe HS

Check out all the Spring Conference winners online at http://scspa.sc.edu/winners.html


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2013-2014 SCSPA Student Officers

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2013 BG TIME Winners Thanks to funding from Central Carolina Community Foundation and the S.C. Lietunant Govenor’s Office on Aging, three individuals and their advisers received a total of $3,000.

First Place – Brittney Miles, South Pointe HS Adviser: Cindy Koon

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Second Place –Victoria Phan, Lugoff-Elgin HS Adviser: Shannon Team

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Third Place – Jamie Mason, Dutch Fork HS Adviser: Amy Medlock-Greene

Photo by Lewis Zeigler, USC SJMC

PRESIDENT – Kaelyn Jiran, South Pointe HS VICE PRESIDENT – Timothy Lindsey, Spartanburg HS COASTAL REP. – Leah Scott, Summerville HS MIDLANDS REP. – Kirsten Arnoult, Dutch Fork HS PIEDMONT REP. –Emily Carter, J.L. Mann HS BROADCAST REP. – Michaela Baker, Dutch Fork HS MAGAZINE REP. – Robin Hendricks, Dutch Fork HS NEWSPAPER REP. – Hunter Gaffney, South Pointe HS ONLINE REP. – Abigail Norby, South Pointe HS YEARBOOK REP. – Haley Sprankle, Dutch Fork HS

To learn more about the Bridging Generations through Technology, Information, Media and Engagment scholarship, program and winners, go to www.bgtime.org.

ESNA Sweepstakes November 2012 and March 2013 ESNA winners receive points (1st – 3 pts.; 2nd – 2 pts.; 3rd – 1 pt.), and then Sweepstakes winners are given to the staffs that have accumulated the highest totals.

Class A 1st: Norse News, Spartanburg HS 2nd: The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd: The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS Class B 1st: Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd: Mannuscript, JL Mann HS 3rd: The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS

Don’t forget these big summer deadlines! June 7: SCSPA Magazine & Yearbook Individual Competitions, Evaluations and Most Improved Competitions deadlines June 12-15: Carolina Journalism Inistutue July 1: SIPA Magazine & Yearbook Evaluations deadline


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BG TIME First Place Winner: Bueli’s Mango Trees Mrs. Lidys Glass’ earliest memories include a beautiful Lidys was to have her first experience in America. bubbling river and an abundance of fresh fruit bearing She recalls moving to the United States when she was 25 mango trees. years old. And she doesn’t remember it fondly. “It’s the tropics,” there is nothing like it. With a She didn’t take to the colder weather and was far twinkle and a soft smile she sighs, “I had the best overwhelmed with caring for her first child. Her first childhood.” house smelled like kerosene and lacked both a sturdy bed The youngest of three children, she describes herself as a and hot water. She distinctly remembers peering out her “loner” and often distant from her older sister. While they new upstairs window and seeing so many “old people.” have gotten closer, and talk on the phone at least twice a Without anyone close to her age, the stunning young month, she says that growing up this wasn’t always the mother kept to herself, and says she felt very lonely during case. They just weren’t interested in the same things. those first few months. Lidys grew up well off. She says her mother never “Over here the sun… it’s not as bright. And when it worked, and she attended private schools growing up. She rains, it rains like it’s afraid to rain,” Lidys says, comparing learned to type and use shorthand after middle school but the United States to her home a few borders down. “After never felt much passion for office or secretarial work. Her a few days, I was ready to go home. I remember writing first job was in a department store, and she describes the to my mom, asking for money and saying I am coming pay as “it was just money for the movies.” These five-cent home… but I never sent the letter! Imagine that.” double features are something she remembers fondly. They lived on Craven Street in Beaufort, S.C. for several “The 12-year-olds today more months. have boyfriends,” she says, “What was weird about that laughing. “Pshh, I hated house, that I still remember to this She recalls moving to the United guys.. I still do!” she adds, her day, is that the oven was too close States when she was 25 years old. eyes crinkling as she explodes to the refrigerator. There was some And she doesn’t remember it fondly. in laughter. issue with the… the wires and if She didn’t take to the colder weather She’s kidding, of course. you had the oven on and touched and was overwhelmed with caring She’s been married for 50 the fridge you would get an electric years now. shock!” for her first child. Her first house Eventually Mrs. Glass’s After arriving in the United smelled like kerosene and lacked department store job turned States, she was also expected to both a sturdy bed and hot water. She into a career at the military meet the Glass family. Talk about a distinctly remembers peering out exchange. This is where she shock. her new upstairs window and seeing met her husband, Mr. Elwood Before marrying, Elwood had so many “old people.” Glass, at the time a very received a letter in Panama from young and sharp Marine. She his father instructing him not to agreed to a date with him, but bring home any “brown girls.” This admits that she wasn’t exactly swept off her feet. alone was enough to make the couple uneasy. Mr. Glass “When I first dated my now husband, he was kind of grew up very poor on a farm in Pennsylvania. He was one awkward… I remember coming home and telling my mom of eight children, and lived life very differently than Lidys, ‘Mom, I can’t stand this guy!” whom had never seen an animal slaughtered or gone days Lidys wasn’t very shy with men at all. She claims to without food. Lidys recalls the experience happily though, have had three boyfriends during this time in her life, one and says the family warmed up to her quickly. of them being “the love of [her] life.” They didn’t stay in Beaufort for long. Because of But her now husband, Mr. Elwood Glass, was persistent. her husband’s military carrier, she has lived in Hawaii, “He came to my house every day,” she rolls her eyes. “I California, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and would tell him in very broken English; ‘No. No. Go with has spent periods of time back home in Panama while her you’.” husband was away. Her favorite place of them all was But eventually she agreed to go out with him. Virginia, because of its short commute to Washington, D.C. Apparently, the rest is history. Overcoming a very “I love history,” she says. They visited the dioceses often. prominent language barrier, he proposed to her and they “Living on base was great,” she smiles. Lidys enjoyed married in 1962. having the support of other military families nearby. Lidys had her first child in Panama. It was very There were many families with Hispanic mothers, important to her that she have her baby in a Panamanian multiple children, and a deployed father. She knew that hospital and not on the American military base. Praying to BG TIME Winner the Virgin Mary throughout her delivery, she named her continued on page 8 healthy baby girl Maria Guadalupe. Shortly after the birth,


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cross-country trip with an audio recorder to share with the family. Expecting an account of landscapes, history, or adventures, the Glass family eagerly pressed “play” on there was no better or safe environment to raise a family the recorder. What they found instead was 16 minutes of than on the military base. hysterical laughter, a 7-minute version of the song “Sol Que After having two more children, a boy and a girl, she tu Eres” and a charming description of a painting in her began to work again. Her favorite job was working as a hotel room. Of course. translator for Hispanic teen parents in hospitals. Though she has taken some trips, Glass is far from “Oh yeah, I got really close with the girls. I would give restless. On the contrary, with what some would call a gift, them rides to the doctor and advice.” She’s always loved she has the ability to transform any house into a home, her helping other people. newest being no exception. She is very comfortable. She is Perhaps Lidys’ generous tendency can be attributed to within decent driving distance of all her children, AKA her her Christian background. pride and joy. Growing up in Catholic School, and being part of a And while she lives behind one of the world’s biggest devout family, Catholicism has always been important malls and enjoys shopping, she also believes that you to Glass. As a child, Sundays were fun days and are now should “put money and material things aside.” Glass has pleasant memories. found that the most important parts Today, she is 79 and has adopted of life are family and experiences. several new loves. One of her favorite First place –Brittney Miles “So you bought a new coat. Now parts of the United States is the sport received $1,000 what? Now you have a coat,” she of basketball. Glass devoutly and very chuckles, trying to demonstrate her loudly watches the Blue Devils dribble point. Second place – Victoria Phan and pass on television. Upon hearing However, the most important received $750 news that her only son received a job lesson she’s learned is about at the university…well, to say she was knowing oneself. thrilled would be an understatement. Third place –Jamie Mason “I was young, I was a kid, I was She responds to “Bueli” more often receive $500 a teenager,” she insists. “…and than “Mom” or “Lidys.” The nickname you learn that you should always is short for Abuela; grandmother is just be yourself. Don’t pretend to be Each winner’s adviser received another title she wears with honor. something you’re not. You’ll pay While sewing has been a hobby of $250 for that…” Thinking hard, she adds hers for as long as memory allows, “but to do that you first have to Lidys also enjoys new crafts and forms know who you are. I didn’t know of art. Her unique acrylic paintings who I was in my 20’s, 30’s even.” can be seen among family portraits lining the walls of She surely knows herself now. You can usually find her bright and orderly home. Her yarn-birds and paper her sitting in her sunroom or lounging in her bed. Her stars are strung from her “sunroom” ceiling like spiders eyebrows are etched across her silky tan face, hair curled suspended from webs. They complement the cacti and and dyed, glasses pushed back on her nose. The stunning, blooming flowers that she and her husband spoil rotten. dark featured young lady is still buried inside. Her dresses They pamper more than plants. Lidys is the proud are colorful, exotic. Just like her. A smile is always quick to owner of three rather fat cats. After rescuing them from spread across her face, reveling pearly whites with golden a sewer drain in a storm, the Glass couple adopted and caps. tamed Angel, Brownie, and Moses; three felines with now Her voice is thickened with an accent that she loves to luscious thick fur and stunning blue eyes. show off; one of many things that keep her rooted deeply Lidys has taken up a permanent residence in Concord, in her heritage and of course, the memory of mango trees. N.C., and claims she has finished moving for good. Moving – Written by Brittney Miles, South Pointe HS – but not traveling. This past year she returned from a BG TIME Winner continued from page 7

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2013 Spring ESNA Winners

ADVERTISING Class A: 1st Place - Abbie Nance, The Talon, Nation Ford HS 2nd Place - Samantha DeShields, The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS 3rd Place - Aaron Ross, Norse News, Spartanburg HS Class B: 1st Place - Wil Alderman, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Kaeli Weeks, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS 3rd Place - Haley Anderson, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS ART Class A: 1st Place - Rebekah Crandall, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Kalya Wiles, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd Place - Hannah Jones, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS Class B: 1st Place - Anna Gregoire, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 2nd Place - Gabrielle Hasenstab, The Wave Breaker, Summerville HS 3rd Place - Victoria Phan, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS CENTERSPREAD Class A: 1st Place - Staff, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS 2nd Place - Emily Huggins, Emily Williams, Kayla Wiles & Katie Landreth, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd Place - Lauren Mayer, The Cavalier, Richland Northeast HS Class B: 1st Place - Olivia Nelson, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Davis Haithcock, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 3rd Place - Tori Creekmore & Libby Pence, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS COLUMNS Class A: 1st Place - Charlotte Bellomy, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Brinay Prince, The Talon, Nation Ford HS 3rd Place - Meade Inglis, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS Class B: 1st Place - Caroline Rothkopf, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Megan Plassmeyer, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 3rd Place - Miller Redding, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS COMPUTER GRAPHICS Class A: 1st Place - Ashly Bordelon, Lindsey Dawkins, Sandy Sanchez & Bree Taylor, The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS 2nd Place - Aaron Ross, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 3rd Place -Emily Huggins & Kayla Wiles, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS Class B: 1st Place - Michael Winks, The Cavalier, Dorman HS 2nd Place - Emily Lor & Liz Benson, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 3rd Place - Molly Callahan, The Wave Breaker, Summerville HS EDITORIALS Class A: 1st Place - Samantha DeShields, The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS 2nd Place - Staff, The Talon, Nation Ford HS 3rd Place - Kaelyn Jiran, SPIN, South Pointe HS Class B: 1st Place - Katherine Frain, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Jacob Jones, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 3rd Place - Kaan Jones, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS FEATURES Class A: 1st Place - Danielle Cassells, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 2nd Place - Wade Hopper, SPIN, South Pointe HS 3rd Place - Emily Williams, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS

Class B: 1st Place - Trevor Padoll, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Austin van den Winjingaard,The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS 3rd Place - Emily Mitchem, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS FRONT PAGE DESIGN Class A: 1st Place - Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS 2nd Place - Addie Everidge, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 3rd Place - Kelsey Rector, Norse News, Spartanburg HS Class B: 1st Place - Olivia Nelson, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Lucy McElroy & Maddie Monroe, The Cavalier, Dorman HS 3rd Place - Liz Benson, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS LAYOUT Class A: 1st Place - Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS 2nd Place - Charlotte Bellomy, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 3rd Place - Lauren Mayer, The Cavalier, Richland Northeast HS Class B: 1st Place - Clayton Armstrong, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Hunter Reynolds, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 3rd Place - Katelyn Rooks & Miller Redding, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS NEWS FEATURES Class A: 1st Place - Katelin Edlin, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Joe Palekas, The Cavalier, Richland Northeast HS 3rd Place - Hannah Mashburn & Emily Williams, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS Clss B: 1st Place - Megan Plassmeyer, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 2nd Place - Sam Walker, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 3rd Place - Carson McCallum, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS PHOTOGRAPHY Class A: 1st Place - Aaron Ross, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 2nd Place - Elizabeth McCall, The Talon, Nation Ford HS 3rd Place - Tommy Earl, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS Class B:: 1st Place - Bria Graham, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Edder Sanchez, The Cavalier, Dorman HS 3rd Place - Tapanga Brigman, The Renaissance, Dutch Fork HS REVIEWS Class A: 1st Place - Valencia King, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Ashli Simmons, SPIN, South Pointe HS 3rd Place - Alexya Allen, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS Class B: 1st Place - Jackson Tucker, The Wave Breaker, Summerville HS 2nd Place - Mackenzie Mack, Bailey Phillips, & Laken Radvansky, The Renaissance, Dutch Fork HS 3rd Place - Wesley Maszk, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS SPORTS Class A: 1st Place - Justin Fox, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 2nd Place - Wade Hopper, SPIN, South Pointe HS 3rd Place - Austin Graham, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS Class B: 1st Place - Jonathan Rice, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Kirsten Arnoult & Michaela Baker, The Renaissance, Dutch Fork HS 3rd Place - Emily Mitchem, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS


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South Carolina Scholastic Press Association

• May 2013

2013 Yearly ESNA Winners

ADVERTISING Class A: 1st Place - Staff, The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS 2nd Place - Kayla Wiles, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd Place - Abbie Nance, The Talon, Nation Ford HS Class B: 1st Place - Wil Alderman, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Allison Barnette, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 3rd Place - Kaeli Weeks, The Prowler,, Carolina Forest HS

ART Class A: 1st Place - Rebekah Crandall, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Kayla Wiles, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd Place - Kayla Wiles, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS Class B: 1st Place - Anna Gregoire, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 2nd Place - Alison Waldman, The Stinger, Irmo HS 3rd Place - Gabrielle Hasenstab, The Wave Breaker, Summerville HS CENTERSPREAD Class A: 1st Place - Staff, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS 2nd Place - Katie Landreth, Emily Huggins, Emily Williams & Kayla Wiles, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd Place - Laura Blackerby, Norse News, Spartanburg HS Class B: 1st Place - Olivia Nelson, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Haley Thornton, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 3rd Place - Tori Creekmore & Libby Pence, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS COLUMNS Class A: 1st Place - Charlotte Bellomy, The Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Maggie Moncure, Chapin Claw, Chapin HS 3rd Place - Caroline Clarke, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS Class B: 1st Place - Caroline Rothkopf, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Megan Plassmeyer, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 3rd Place - Jeremiah Prince, The Stinger, Irmo HS COMPUTER GRAPHICS Class A: 1st Place - Aaron Ross, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 2nd Place - Bree Taylor, Sandy Sanchez, Lindsey Dawkin & Ashlyn Bordelon, The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS 3rd Place - Aaron Ross, Norse News, Spartanburg HS Class B: 1st Place - Elizabeth Benson & Shannon Doyle, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Michael Winks, The Cavalier, Dorman HS 3rd Place - Liz Benson & Emily Lor, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS EDITORIALS Class A: 1st Place - Davy Kesey, The Talon, Nation Ford HS 2nd Place - Samantha DeShields, The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS 3rd Place - Erika McVey, Chapin Claw, Chapin HS Class B: 1st Place - Katherine Frain, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Jacob Jones, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 3rd Place - Kaan Jones, The Prowler,, Carolina Forest HS FEATURES Class A: 1st Place - Danielle Cassells, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 2nd Place - Emily Huggins, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd Place - Wade Hopper, SPIN, South Pointe HS

Class B: 1st Place - Amanda Sharpley, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Trevor Padoll, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 3rd Place - Austin van den Winjingaard, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS FRONT PAGE DESIGN Class A: 1st Place - Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS 2nd Place - Kelsey Rector, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 3rd Place - Addie Everidge, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS Class B: 1st Place - Olivia Nelson, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Lucy McElroy & Maddie Monroe, The Cavalier, Dorman HS 3rd Place - Liz Benson, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS LAYOUT Class A: 1st Place - Breanna Dent, Palmetto Leaf, Camden HS 2nd Place -Charlotte Bellomy, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 3rd Place - Justin Fox, Norse News, Spartanburg HS Class B: 1st Place - Clayton Armstrong, The Pitchfork, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2nd Place - Emily Fehlig, Ryan Flynn & Michael Wynne, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS 3rd Place - Rachel Catalano, The Stinger, Irmo HS NEWS FEATURE Class A: 1st Place - Katelin Edlin, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Joe Palekas, The Cavalier, Richland Northeast HS 3rd Place - Kara Copeland, The Talon, Nation Ford HS Class B: 1st Place - Megan Plassmeyer, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 2nd Place - Emily Green, Mannuscript, J.L. Mann HS 3rd Place - Sam Walker, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS PHOTOGRAPHY Class A: 1st Place - Maggie Moncure, Chapin Claw, Chapin HS 2nd Place - Aaron Ross, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 3rd Place - Elizabeth McCall, The Talon, Nation Ford HS Class B: 1st Place - Bria Graham, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Anna Walker, The Stinger, Irmo HS 3rd Place - Tapanga Brigman, The Renaissance, Dutch Fork HS REVIEWS Class A: 1st Place - Valencia King, Eagle Source, Beaufort HS 2nd Place - Addie Hoffman, The Blue & Gold, Travelers Rest HS 3rd Place - Josh Davidson, SPIN, South Pointe HS Class B: 1st Place - Jackson Tucker, The Wave Breaker, Summerville HS 2nd Place - Mackenzie Mack, Bailey Phillips, & Laken Radvansky, The Renaissance, Dutch Fork HS 3rd Place - Wesley Maszk, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS SPORTS Class A: 1st Place - Justin Fox, Norse News, Spartanburg HS 2nd Place - Wade Hopper, SPIN, South Pointe HS 3rd Place - Ashia Hill, The Sword & Shield, Laurens District 55 HS Class B: 1st Place - Jonathan Rice, Tribal Tribune, Wando HS 2nd Place - Anna Walker, The Stinger, Irmo HS 3rd Place - Sophia Bookhultz, The Prowler, Carolina Forest HS


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