Summit Student Paper Takes First Place in Annual American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) Awards

May 2, 2014


The Summit, Stonehill’s student-run newspaper took first place in the 2013-2014 American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) Awards. Each year, the ASPA hosts an annual contest and review for college and high school yearbooks, magazines and newspapers from across the country. Each school publication is scored on a point system and is awarded a First, Second or Third Place classification. The winning placement is based on an evaluation of content, page design, editing, creativity, general plan, art, advertising and illustrations.

“The staff of The Summit, led by editor Winslow Cilfone ’14, worked hard this year to present the best paper possible for the students at Stonehill. The editors worked into the early hours editing and laying out the newspaper and it is wonderful to see their hard work pay off,” said Maureen Boyle, advisor to The Summit andJournalism Program Director at Stonehill. “The staff tackled difficult issues of concern to students with fairness, understanding and a sharp eye to detail.”

"It's such an honor to see that all of our hard work throughout the year has paid off in the form of this award,” said Editor-In-Chief Winslow Cilfone ’14. “As a team we spent many late nights in The Summit office laying out the paper, making sure that it looked good and read well. I am so proud of all that we accomplished and proud of our team."

In addition to Cilfone, the 2013-2014 Summit staff included news editor Brendan Murray, features editor Tom Darcy ‘15, sports editor Tim Culverhouse ’14, design editor Tara Hurley ’14, copy editors George Farah ’15, Patrik Bergabo ’14 and Connielyn Ramos ’14, photo editor Burke Oppenheim ’14, managing editor Cathleen Lawless ’14, social media editor Megan Lewis ’14, circulation manager Allison Smith ’14, advertising manager Alexa Pinciaro ’14 and business manager Julia Trombley ’14.

First published in November of 1949, The Summit has established itself as the official student publication at Stonehill.