Searcy, Ark. (March 30, 2017) — The Columbia Scholastic Press Association recognized Harding Academy’s yearbook, “The Wildcat” as a Scholastic Silver Crown winner at the 93rd annual Scholastic Convention on March 17 in New York.


“Our yearbook staff worked with great passion and intensity and did a marvelous job,” said Superintendent James Simmons. “I am so pleased they are seeing their efforts receive great commendation.”


From a national pool of 1,100 entries, the grand total of 250 Crowns included five digital magazines, 17 digital news, 15 hybrid magazines, 56 hybrid news, four hybrid yearbooks, 61 magazines, 24 print newspapers, and 68 yearbooks.


The Crown Awards are considered at Columbia University by panels of invited judges, working in small groups to review each publication. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.


About Harding Academy:


Harding Academy is a private Christian school operated by Harding University for students in pre-K through 12th grade. Harding Academy strives to be a Christ-centered school that cultivates a love for learning, while educating the heart and mind for eternity. Located in Searcy, Arkansas, the Academy is accredited by AdvanceEd (district specific), Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA), and National Christian School Association (NCSA). For more information, visit academy.harding.edu.


About Harding University:


Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents all 50 states and 54 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit www.harding.edu.