Pleasant Grove High School student journalists won the top national awards in the Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Crown Ceremony. The awards were presented virtually from Columbia University on March 19, 2021. The 2020 editions of The Hawk yearbook and the Edge newspaper received the Gold Crown award, the most prestigious award given by the CSPA with more than 852 publications entering the competition. This was the ninth consecutive year The Hawk has won the Gold Crown.
The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats are all-eligible. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.
The 2020 Pleasant Grove High School yearbook editors were Kathryn Davis, Presley Hargrove, Rachel Hemphill and Olivia Rochelle and newspaper editors were Delia Tuttlebee, Delaynie Keeney and Alex Norton. The journalism department is advised by Charla Harris, 2019 National High School Yearbook Adviser of the Year.