• March 29Blue Banner, newspaper and website, are due January 15.
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SISPA

Site for the Southern Illinois School Press Association

SISPA

SISPA

Membership

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

Membership is $50 per school. Membership dues cover all publications within that school and should be submitted by Nov. 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.

2023-24 Members

Alton High School (enrollment 2000), Alton, IL

Newspaper: The Redbird Word

Website: The Daily Bird (thedailybird.org)

Adviser: April Gray

Yearbook: The Tatler

Adviser: Bridget Heck

Brown County High School (enrollment 201), Mt. Sterling, IL

Yearbook: The Rambler

Adviser: Courtney Rayborn

Calhoun High School (enrollment 170), Hardin IL

Yearbook: Pow Wow

Adviser: Rachel Maupin

Carbondale High School (enrollment 1000), Carbondale, IL

Yearbook: Dial

Adviser: Brandi Jones

Carlyle High School (enrollment 275), Carlyle, IL

Yearbook: Tomahawk

Adviser: Gina Shook

Carmi-White County High School, (enrollment 375 ) Carmi, IL

Yearbook: Carmian

Advisers: April Jordan

Carterville High School (enrollment 648), Carterville, IL

Newspaper: The Sphinx

Advisers: Reid Cure and Jenny Dorris

Yearbook: The Lionite

Adviser: Jenny Dorris

Chester High School (enrollment 325), Chester, IL

Newspaper: The Sting

Website: chssting.com

Adviser: Vicki Hoskin

Yearbook: The Summit

Adviser: Steve Colonel

Website: CHS Sting

Cisne High School (enrollment 122), Cisne, IL

Yearbook: The Echo

Adviser: Vanessa Anderson

Collinsville Middle School (enrollment 945), Collinsville, IL

Yearbook: The Blaze

Adviser: Becky Juelfs

Coulterville High School (enrollment 151), Coulterville, IL

Newspaper: The Screaming Eagle

Adviser: Kate Dale

Yearbook: The Eagle

Adviser: Sarah Richter

DuQuoin High School (enrollment 450), DuQuoin, IL

Newspaper: The Magnavox

Yearbook: The Flashlight

Adviser: Rebekah Dunavan

Edwardsville High School (enrollment 2340), Edwardsville, IL

Newsmagazine: The Claw

Adviser: Amanda Thrun

Yearbook: The Tiger

Advisers: Amanda Thrun and Ashley Valzuzuela

Website: Tiger Times

Adviser: Amanda Thrun

Frankfort Community High School (enrollment 414) West Frankfort, IL

Newspaper: Redbird Notes

Adviser: Alison Presley

Yearbook: The Redbird

Adviser: Amanda Neibch

Glenwood High School (enrollment 1500), Chatham, IL

Yearbook: Mnemosyne

Adviser: Patti Kaylor and Sydney Hodel

Greenfield High School (enrollment 117), Greenfield, IL

Yearbook: Shere Khan

Adviser: Angie Brown

Greenville Junior High School (enrollment 300) Greenville, IL

Yearbook:

Adviser: Amber Pruitt

Hamilton County Senior High School (enrollement 329) McCleansboro, IL

Yearbook: Pyramid

Adviser: Lisa Auten

Harrisburg High School (enrollment 518), Harrisburg, IL

Newspaper: The Purple Clarion

Adviser: Cathy Wall

Yearbook: Keystone

Adviser: Hilary Ford

Website: The Purple Clarion

Adviser: Cathy Wall

Herrin High School (enrollment 639), Herrin, IL

Website: The Tiger Tattler

Adviser: Sami Goetting

Yearbook:The Herrinite

Adviser: Sami Goetting

Mater Dei Catholic High School (enrollment 355), Breese, IL

Newspaper: Lance

Adviser: Emily Timmerman

Yearbook: Knight

Advisers: Pam Zurliene and Melissa Kunkle

Meridian Senior High School (enrollment 309), Meridian, IL

Yearbook: Meridian Moments

Website: Meridian Daily

Adviser: TillieAnn Steele

Okawville Middle/High School (enrollment 67/170), Okawville, IL

Yearbook: Timepiece

Website: Launch Pad

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 346), Pittsfield, IL

Yearbook: The Saukee

Adviser: Laura Shade

Taylorville High School (enrollment 790), Taylorville, IL

Newspaper: The Zephyr

Yearbook: The Drift

Adviser: Taylor Gummersheimer

Teutopolis High School (enrollment 323), Teutopolis, IL

Yearbook: The Afterglow

Adviser: Emily Petty

Wayne City High School (enrollment 140), Wayne City, IL

Online Newspaper: Warhoop

Yearbook: Chieftan

Adviser: Kelli Keen