Publications, advisor and administrator win national awards


Courtesy of Ellen Austin

Paper People: Former Winged Post Editors-in-chief Vivek Bharadwaj (‘16) and Elisabeth Siegel (‘16) and Managing Editor Kavya Ramakrishnan (‘16) pose with adviser Ellen Austin.

by Sahana Srinivasan and

The Winged Post was one of 18 high school print newspapers named as Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) on Wednesday. A day before, the upper school’s literary magazine, HELM, was also named a 2015-16 Crown Finalist by CSPA in the category of magazines.

The newspaper was also rated an All-American publication by the  National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).

NSPA also named journalism adviser Ellen Austin a recipient of the Pioneer award for her innovations in scholastic journalism.

The Journalism Education Association also named upper school head Butch Keller as the organization’s Administrator of the Year in August for his support of the journalism program.

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on October 10, 2016.