• March 29Blue Banner, newspaper and website, are due January 15.
  • March 23Golden Dozen deadline is November 15.
  • March 23Best Story Contest entries are due January 15.


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In order to participate in SISPA’s contests or attend the Winter Conference, a school must become a member.

Membership has been reduced to $50 per school this year due to concerns that the Winter Conference may be held virtually due to COVID restrictions. Membership dues cover all publications within that school. Membership should be submitted by November 1.

Membership entitles member schools to compete in all mail-in and on-site contests that are held during the year. Schools will also receive a publication critique when entering Golden Dozen or Blue Banner contests.

Simply print out the membership form, complete it, enclose it and a check for $50 (payable to SIUC/SISPA), and mail to:

Cathy Wall

Harrisburg High School

333 W. College St.

Harrisburg, IL  62946

An email will be sent to notify you when your school’s membership fee is received.

2020-21 Members

Alton High School, Alton, IL

Newspaper: The Redbird Word

Website: The Daily Bird (thedailybird.org)

Adviser: April Gray

Yearbook: The Tatler

Adviser: Bridget Heck

Belleville West High School (enrollment 2100), Belleville, IL

Newspaper: Hy News

Website: bwhynews.org

Adviser: Stephen Garland

Yearbook: Bellevinois

Adviser: Ashley Short

Brown County High School (enrollment 210), Mt. Sterling, IL

Yearbook: Rambler

Adviser: Kris McCaskill

Calhoun High School (enrollment 136), Hardin, IL

Yearbook: Pow Wow

Adviser: Rachel Maupin

Carbondale High School (enrollment 975), Carbondale, IL

Yearbook: Dial

Adviser: Brandi Jones

Carlyle High School (enrollment 281 ), Carlyle, IL

Yearbook: Tomahawk

Adviser: Gina Shook

Carterville High School (enrollment 650), Carterville, IL

Newspaper: The Sphinx

Yearbook: The Lionite

Adviser: Jenny Donohue

Chester High School (enrollment 340), Chester, IL

Newspaper: The Sting

Website: chssting.com

Adviser: Mike Springston

Yearbook: The Summit

Adviser: Steve Colonel

Cisne High School (enrollment 117), Cisne, IL

Yearbook: The Echo

Adviser: Vanessa Anderson

Coulterville High School (enrollment 192 ), Coulterville, IL

Newspaper: The Screaming Eagle

Adviser: Kate Dale

Yearbook: The Eagle

Adviser: Sarah Richter

Edwardsville High School (enrollment 2350), Edwardsville, IL

Newsmagazine: The Claw

Adviser: Amanda Thrun

Yearbook: The Tiger

Advisers: Amanda Thrun and Lauren Mudge

Eldorado High School (enrollment 331), Eldorado, IL

Yearbook: Golden E

Adviser: Teresa Boulds

Glenwood High School (enrollment 1426), Chatham, IL

Yearbook: Mnemosyne

Adviser: Patti Kaylor

Greenfield High School (enrollment 125), Greenfield, IL

Yearbook: Shere Khan

Adviser: Angie Brown

Herrin High School (enrollment 680), Herrin, IL

Newspaper: Tiger Tattler

Adviser: Samantha Goetting

Mater Dei Catholic High School (enrollment 364), Breese, IL

Newspaper: Lance

Adviser: Emily Timmerman

Yearbook: Knight

Advisers: Pam Zurliene and Melissa Kunkle

Meridian Senior High School (enrollment 296), Meridian, IL

Online Newspaper: The Meridian Daily

Yearbook: Meridian Moments

Adviser: Sheila Moore

Morton High School (enrollment 932), Morton, IL

Yearbook: The Cauldron

Adviser: Krista Kolls

Okawville High School (enrollment 176), Okawville, IL

Newspaper: Launch Pad

Yearbook: Timepiece

Adviser: Dana Donovan

Payson-Semour Jr./Sr. High School (enrollment 146), Payson, IL

Yearbook: Seymourian

Advisers: Barb Speckhart and Diane Germann

Pittsfield High School (enrollment 334), Pittsfield, IL

Yearbook: The Saukee

Adviser: Laura Shade

Prospect High School (enrollment 2100), Mt. Prospect, IL

Yearbook: Crest

Adviser: Nicole Stoltz

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School (enrollment 604), Springfield, IL

Yearbook: Sacred Heart Griffin

Adviser: Grace Fahey

Salem Community High School (enrollment 629), Salem, IL

Yearbook: Stay Green

Adviser: Maddy Pea

Taylorville High School (enrollment 770), Taylorville, IL

Newspaper: The Zephyr

Yearbook: The Drift

Adviser: Stephen M. Steele

Triad High School (enrollment 1158), Troy, IL

Yearbook: Knightline

Adviser: Becky Amen

Wayne City High School (enrollment 149), Wayne City, IL

Online Newspaper: Warhoop

Yearbook: Chieftan

Adviser: Kelli Keen

Westminster Christian Academy (enrollment 940), Town and Country, MO

Newspaper: The Wildcat Roar

Online Newspaper: The Wildcat Roar.com

Yearbook: The Foundation

Adviser: Scott Vonderbruegge

Woodlawn High School (enrollment 150), Woodlawn, IL

Newspaper: Inside the ‘Lawn

Yearbook: Cardinals

Adviser: Matt Smith