A group of St. Mark’s students spent their spring break in New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association convention. The school was one of two in the nation that had a yearbook and newspaper nominated for a Gold Crow Award, the highest honor in the student media world.

Zach Wolfe, editor of St. Mark’s “The ReMarker,” has been blogging for us from New York City. Here, he sums up the convention results:

We received Gold Crowns today for both our yearbook and our newspaper from last school year. It’s our sixth straight Gold Crown for the ReMarker and the second Gold Crown for yearbook since 2005.

Ray was very proud of us as we became one of the two schools in the nation to take home the gold in both yearbook and newspaper. Though they graduated last spring from St. Mark’s, Greg Fijolek and Daniel Valella, the respective editors of the 2008 Marksmen and the 2007-2008 ReMarker, were here to accept their Gold Crowns at Columbia today during the CSPA’s closing ceremonies.

In an hour or so, we’re going out for our annual ‘celebration dinner’ to culminate this very successful week before we head back to Dallas tomorrow.

I’m glad to say that as our time in New York has come to a close, we have fulfilled Ray’s mantra of "working hard and playing hard too."


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