JACKSON, Tenn. – April 2, 2009 – The Torch, Union University’s student literary and art magazine, received a Silver Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in this year’s awards competition.
Ten college magazines, three newspapers, four online newspapers and three yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 17 other college publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown. Gold Crowns have been presented annually since 1982, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.
“The awards we have won in the past have been from a review by a single judge,” said English professor Bobby Rogers, the faculty adviser for The Torch. “This award is selected by a panel of experts and is the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s highest level of recognition. Finalists are invited to New York to attend the awards banquet. Union continues to produce students who win national recognition.”
The Torch is an annual magazine published under the direction of student editors and a faculty adviser. Its contents consist of student writings and art works selected by a group of student editors from presentations in the normal course of classwork, and from those submitted directly to the editors.