About Us

2015-2016 NCSMAA Officers

Candace Brandt, Providence High

Immediate Past President
Disa Perry, Fayetteville Christian School

Jan Reid, Cape Fear Academy

Traci Latta, Northern Guilford High

VP Newspaper
Brenda Gorsuch, West Henderson High

VP Visual Communication
Adrienne Hollifield, C.D. Owen High

VP Yearbook

Brandy Caton, Hickory Grove Christian School

VP Electronic Communication
Lori Mahaley, Franklin Academy

VP Literary Magazine
Marva Hutchinson, Providence High

Southwest Representative
Mark Harrison, T.C. Roberson High

North-Central Piedmont Representative
Beth Lail, Statesville High

South-Central Piedmont Representative

David Jackson, Hough High

Northeast Piedmont Representative
Neal Morgan, Northwood High

Northwest Piedmont Representative

Southeast Piedmont Representative
Janet Cooke, Clayton High

Northeast Representative
Robin Sawyer, First Flight High

Southeast Representative
Lisa Stroud, Christ Covenant School

Education Task Force Chair
Bill Allen, East Mecklenburg High

Task Force Members
Geoff Belcher, Wake Forest Hight
Erin Sharpe, Gaston Day School
Lindsey Elkins, Providence High
Steve Hanf, R.J. Reynolds High
Kim Hunniford, East Mecklenburg High
Racehl Weir, Kinston High
Matt Busch, Enloe High
Jeanette Neyman, West Johnson High

NCSMA Director
Monica Hill

NCSMA is a statewide organization that promotes excellence in scholastic journalism and encourages respect for freedom of the press.

NCSMA also promotes professional growth of journalism advisers and speaks for scholastic media in matters of curriculum and instruction that affect journalism education in North Carolina.

NCSMA serves scholastic journalism and works for its advancement. It is an arm of the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mailing Address:
North Carolina Scholastic Media Association
School of Media and Journalism
284 Carroll Hall, CB# 3365
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: (919) 962-4639
Toll Free: (888) JMC-NCSM or (888) 562-6276
Fax: (919) 962-0620

E-mail Address:
NCSMA office:

2015-2016 NCSMA Student Officers:

Sam Claypoole, Providence High

VP for Newspaper
Zila Sanchez, East Mecklenburg High

VP for Yearbook
Claire Douglass, Fayetteville Christian School

VP for Literary Magazine
Ayana Edwards, Community School of Davidson

VP for Electronic Communication and Online
Molly Horak, T.C. Roberson High

VP for Visual Communication
Caitlyn Simmons, Hickory Grove Christian School