Camden High School’s newspaper staff, The Palmetto Leaf, came away from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association’s (SCSPA) Spring Conference April 22 with a handful of honors and awards. Staffs may submit one entry each semester in 11 of 12 different categories.
Palmetto Leaf staff members received individual monthly awards in the SCSPA’s Excellence in Scholastic News Awards in Advertising, Centerspread, Column Writing, Computer Graphics, Editorial Writing, Features, News Features and Layout.
The top three placements in each category are then judged again at the end of the year and a top three are chosen for the Yearly Award. The Palmetto Leaf Staff placed in the top three in the yearly competition in Advertising, Centerspread, Column Writing, Computer Graphics, Editorial Writing, Layout and News Features.
In addition, the Palmetto Leaf Staff placed second in the state in the Sweepstakes for having so many individual winners throughout the year.