Robinson Secondary School is one of seven Fairfax County Public Schools to be recognized as a finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Scholastic Crown Award.
Robinson Secondary School's yearbook Sentry is a finalist in the "Middle School Yearbook" category.
According to the CSPA website, Scholastic Crown Awards are "the highest recognition given by the CSPA to a student print or online medium for overall excellence."
Since all finalists are winners, each publication will later receive a Silver or Gold Crown in March 2013 at the CSPA’s spring convention in New York.
A panel of judges composed of advisors from various schools and states reviewed a total of 1,344 digital, newspapers, magazines and yearbooks entries at Columbia University from Dec. 8-10 and selected each of the finalists. Only entries printed in the 2011-2012 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2013 Crown Awards program, the CSPA website states.
The CSPA is an international student press association.