Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: South Carolina

The Angel Oak Tree claims to be the oldest living tree east of the Mississippi. Photo by Andrew Shelley / Unsplash

The eighth state admiited to the Union, South Carolina takes its turn as the state we get to know more about today.

Our 100 lists of 100

Programs and events
1. South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA)
2. Carolina Journalism Institute (CJI)
3. Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA)
4. SC Press Association
5. SC Broadcast Association
6. SC Journalist of the Year contest
7. SIPA Best of South Scroggins Award
8. SIPA annual convention held on Main Street in Columbia

Movers and shakers
9. Fred Kendrick, first director of SCSPA and CSPA Gold Key
10. Grady Locklear, NSPA Pioneer – brought SIPA and its files to USC
11. Karen Flowers, former SIPA/SCSPA director and recipient of NSPA Pioneer, JEA lifetime achievement, Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration and CSPA Paschal Award
12. Tamela Watkins, longtime Wando HS newspaper adviser
13. David Knight, NSPA Pioneer
14. Will Felts, author of SCSPA’s 75th-anniversary history
15. Bruce Konkle, former SCSPA director and recipient of NSPA Pioneer and CSPA Paschal Award
16. Reid Montgomery, former SCSPA director
17. Albert Scroggins Jr., USC SJMC Dean and recipient of ACP Pioneer and NSPA Pioneer
18. William Click, Winthrop University, ACP Pioneer
19. Linda Owens, USC Aiken, ACP Pioneer
20. Beth Dickey, former SIPA director and recipient of NSPA Pioneer, JEA lifetime achievement, CSPA O’Malley Award, CSPA Paschal Award
21. Marilyn Chapman, NSPA Pioneer
22. AJ Chambers, 2021 Broadcast Adviser of the Year
23. Phillip Caston, 2020 Distinguished Yearbook Adviser of the Year
24. Leslie Dennis, 2018 CSPA Paschal Award recipient and former SIPA/SCSPA director

Collegiate publications
25. The Collegian, Bob Jones University
26. The Panther, Claflin University
27. The Tiger, Clemson University
28. The Chanticleer, Coastal Carolina University
29. CisternYard News, College of Charleston
30. The Patriot, Francis Marion University
31. The Paladin, Furman University
32. The Bluestocking, Presbyterian College
33. The Vision, North Greenville University
34. The Carolina News & Reporter, University of South Carolina
35. The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
36. The Pacer Times, USC Aiken
37. The Carolinian, USC Upstate
38. The Johnsonian, Winthrop University
39. The Roddey McMillian Record, Winthrop University
40. Old Gold & Black, Wofford College
41. Administrator of the Year
42. Dr. Al Leonard, South Pointe HS principal, 2009 Administrator of the Year

Local publications
43. The Post and Courier, the South’s oldest daily newspaper, traces its roots to The Courier, founded in 1803
44. The Post and Courier is South Carolina’s only Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, with a series on domestic violence in 2015.
45. SC ETV began in 1958 in Dreher High School (Columbia)

Famous SC Journalists
46. Rosa Louise Woodberry
47. Craig Melvin
48. Leeza Gibbins
49. Eugene Robinson
50. Charlayne Hunter-Gault
51. Nancy O’Dell
52. Jane Robelot
53. Harry R.E. Hampton

NSPA Hall of Fame – Newspaper
54. Stinger, Irmo HS, Columbia, S.C. (2001)
55. Tribal Tribune, Wando HS, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (2010)

Socials, food and beverage
56. Karen Flowers’s jalapeno mustard
57. Phillip Caston’s all-night smoked barbeque
58. Chicken fingers and mac and cheese at the SIPA Saturday night banquet
59. SCSPA adviser overnight
60. SIPA student dance
61. SIPA’s Got Talent
62. SIPA Executive Committee meetings
63. CJI community assignments
64. CJI movie night
65. Main Street Market on Saturday mornings during the SIPA Convention

Hot spots
66. The Marriott Hotel in Downtown Columbia – site of SIPA annual convention since the 1990s
67. The Russell House at the University of South Carolina – SCSPA conferences and awards
68. Myrtle Beach – SIPA conventions and executive committee meetings
69. Charleston – SIPA Executive Committee meetings at Wild Dunes and in downtown
70. Greenville – SIPA Executive Committee meetings
71. Columbia Museum of Art for the SIPA review writing contest
72. Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the Southeast

Fun facts
73. The Angel Oak Tree claims to be the oldest living tree east of the Mississippi.
74. Edgar Allan Poe was stationed at Fort Moultrie.
75. South Carolina produces more peaches than Georgia and is the second-highest producer of peaches in the US.
76. Deliverance, Forrest Gump, Radio, The Prince of Tides, Cold Mountain, The Patriot, The Big Chill, and The Notebook were filmed in South Carolina.
77. The Righteous Gemstones and Outer Banks are filmed in Charleston.
78. The annual football rivalry between Clemson University and the University of South Carolina is mandated to be played each year by state law.
79. South Carolina has a wild monkey colony on Morgan Island, the only place in the U.S. where Rhesus monkeys roam freely.
80. South Carolina is home to the only commercial tea plantation in the United States.

Famous Authors
81. Pat Conroy
82. James Dickey
83. Alice Childress
84. Dorothea Benton Frank
85. Ron Rash

Good Eatin’
86. The Beacon in Spartanburg
87. Bowen’s Island in Charleston
88. Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog in Charleston
89. Duke’s BBQ in Walterboro
90. Villa Tronco in Columbia, the oldest restaurant in South Carolina
91. South Carolina peaches

CJEs and MJEs
92. JEA CJEs: John Bumgarner, Phillip Caston, Nancy Cayton, Michelle Fowler, Devon Swale, Alexandra Wyland
93. JEA MJEs: A.J. Chambers

Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
94. Allen University
95. Benedict College
96. Claflin University
97. Clinton College
98. Denmark Technical College
99. Morris College
100. South Carolina State University, the only public HBCU in SC
101. Vorhees College

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