• 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.

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.

2022-23 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

Boonville High School (enrollment 866) Boonville, IN

Newspaper: The Pioneer

Website: BHS Pioneer Online

Yearbook: The Musket

Adviser: Mike White

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

Yearbook: Rambler

Adviser: Kris McCaskill

Carbondale High School (enrollment 1000), Carbondale, IL

Yearbook: Dial

Adviser: Brandi Jones

Carlyle High School (enrollment 280 ), Carlyle, IL

Yearbook: Tomahawk

Adviser: Gina Shook

Carmi-White County High School, Carmi, IL

Yearbook: Carmian

Advisers: Hillary Gee and April Jordan

Carterville High School (enrollment 640), Carterville, IL

Newspaper: The Sphinx

Advisers: Reid Cure and Jenny Dorris

Yearbook: The Lionite

Adviser: Jenny Dorris

Website: CHSSphinx

Adviser: Reid Cure and Jenny Dorris

Chester High School (enrollment 325), Chester, IL

Newspaper: The Sting

Website: chssting.com

Adviser: Mike Springston

Yearbook: The Summit

Adviser: Steve Colonel

Website: CHS Sting

Cisne High School (enrollment 102), Cisne, IL

Yearbook: The Echo

Adviser: Vanessa Anderson

Collinsville Middle School (enrollment 956), Collinsville, IL

Yearbook: The Blaze

Adviser: Becky Juelfs

DuQuoin High School (enrollment 400), DuQuoin, IL

Newspaper: The Magnavox

Yearbook: The Flashlight

Adviser: Rebekah Dunavan

Edwardsville High School (enrollment 2400), 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) West Frankfort, IL

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 555), 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 655), Herrin, IL

Website: The Tiger Tattler

Adviser: Sami Goetting

Yearbook:The Herrinite

Adviser: Sami Goetting

Mater Dei Catholic High School (enrollment 352), Breese, IL

Newspaper: Lance

Adviser: Emily Timmerman

Yearbook: Knight

Advisers: Pam Zurliene and Melissa Kunkle

Meridian Senior High School (enrollment 303), Meridian, IL

Yearbook: Meridian Moments

Website: Meridian Daily

Adviser: TillieAnn Boliard

Morton High School (enrollment 1060), Morton, IL

Yearbook: The Cauldron

Adviser: Krista Kolls

Okawville Middle/High School (enrollment 67/198), 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 359), Pittsfield, IL

Yearbook: The Saukee

Adviser: Laura Shade

Taylorville High School (enrollment 790), Taylorville, IL

Newspaper: The Zephyr

Yearbook: The Drift

Adviser: Stephen M. Steele

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