• March 24Blue Banner, newspaper and website, are due January 15.
  • March 24Golden Dozen deadline is November 15.
  • March 24Best Story Contest entries are due January 15.


Site for the Southern Illinois School Press Association




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

Membership is $100 per school, which covers 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 $100 (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