The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded New Hyde Park Memorial High School’s yearbook “The Lance” a Gold Medalist, its highest category, for the 2012 yearbook in its annual critique.
The CSPA is an affiliate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and provides evaluations for publications on the national level.
Each year, the CSPA evaluates yearbooks from across the country on overall content, coverage, reporting, writing, design/graphics and photography based on more than 100 criteria according to standards representing best practices for student journalism.
The CSPA judges said of the 2012 edition: “Great theme and beautiful book. The page layouts, fonts, and color choice really create a unified theme package. Keep up the great work on photography. I’m sure your seniors are very happy with this book.”