The 2013 Virginia Tech yearbook, The Bugle has earned a Silver Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The honor was announced at a ceremony last month. The Bugle is just one of seven yearbooks nationally to earn a Gold or Silver Crown award.

Yearbooks in the competition were judged on writing, editing, design, content, art, and photography. Other schools that took home Crown awards include the University of Texas, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Miami. 

The Bugle is a student-run division of the Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech. Caroline Doss of Salem, Va., a senior majoring in visual communication design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, was the 2013 yearbook’s editor.  

The Bugle is also a registered student organization with Student Centers and Activities in the Division of Student Affairs, and has been published on the Virginia Tech campus since 1895. 

This marks the third consecutive year The Bugle has captured a Crown award. In competition, it won a Gold Crown in 2012, and another Silver Crown in 2011.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is an international student press association. The organization was formed in 1925 to unite student journalists through conferences, idea exchanges, and awards programs.