To download a PDF of our Constitution and By-Laws, last revised in January, 2008, click here.
Our goals (as stated in Article II of the CHSPA Constitution) are to: encourage interest in journalism through participation in school publications, raise the standards of school publications, encourage the recognition of journalism as an important course of study — particularly as it reflects the ability of students to use the mass media in understanding their role as media consumers and citizens,
CHSPA also desires to: encourage school publications to accept responsibility as a vital means of communication in the school community, foster students’ interest in print, broadcast, and multi-media journalism, encourage students to communicate accurately, concisely, ethically, aesthetically, and responsibly, encourage knowledge of and appreciation for the rights and responsibilities stated in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and in Colorado state law, encourage students to exercise their legal rights and uphold their ethical responsibilities as student journalists, and provide support for and encourage the professional growth of advisers.
Founded in 1970, the Colorado High School Press Association has been housed in adviser homes, as well as the University of Colorado — Boulder and Colorado State University, where it is now is associated with the Journalism School.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP HISTORY
Dorothy Greer was CHSPA Executive Secretary from 1970–1989
Don Ridgway 1989 — May, 1996
Barbara Plungy May, 1996 — July 2001
Dianne Gum August, 2001 — July 2003
Jeff Browne August, 2003 — December, 2004
Kim Blumhardt January, 2005 — July, 2007
Clarissa Crozier August, 2007 — June 30, 2010
Jack Kennedy July 1, 2010 -