Rancho Santa Fe resident earns Gold Circle Award


Canyon Crest Academy senior Peter Lillian has been recognized for superior journalism by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Peter received a third place 2014 Gold Circle Award in the nonfiction magazine article category for his story “The Mural,” which was published in Global Vantage, a print and online magazine run by students from Canyon Crest Academy, Pacific Ridge School and Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (Kibera, Kenya). “The Mural” recounted Peter’s vivid impressions from his trip to Israel in 2011.

The magazine represents the founding chapter of The Global Journal Project, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing stories and forming relationships across international and cultural boundaries.

In recent years, the annual Gold Circle competition has attracted more than 15,000 entries, with just 1,200 awards being given in the 204 different entry categories.

The 2014 Gold Circle Awards are the most recent in a long list of accolades for Global Vantage. Last year, the student-run magazine was honored with both the Edmund J. Sullivan Award and the Gold Crown award — the latter being the highest recognition by the CSPA.