Crowder College newspaper honored
Crowder College's student newspaper, the Crowder Sentry, recently earned a "first place with special merit" award from a national contest as well as 25 individual and group awards at the state level.
The "first place with special merit" award was given by the American Scholastic Press Association, headquartered in New York, based on a point system. The Sentry earned 955 out of 1,000 possible points, ranking at the highest level. The publication is analyzed on various categories such as content coverage, design and adherence to professional standards of the journalism industry.
Logan Stark, of Neosho, won special recognition for non-school related article "A Peak of Joplin," about Joplin's recovery efforts one year after the May 2011 tornado.
At the state level, the Missouri Press Association co-sponsors the Missouri Collegiate Media Association to annually recognize outstanding achievement among Missouri's college newspapers. The Sentry won second place best overall newspaper and sweepstakes in its division in addition to several individual awards.
Award winners were: Stark, first place, story illustration, second place entertainment, cartoon, editor of best overall newspaper, sports page, third place, page one design, feature page and editorial page, and honorable mention, in-depth reporting and editorial cartoon; Becky Embry-Ross, of Lanagan, first place, story illustration, second place, information graphic and sports page, and third place, multimedia and sports column.
Amelia Hill, of Carl Junction, first place, website www.CrowderSentry.com, and third place, multimedia; Josh Boley, of Cassville, second place, sports photography, third place, investigative reporting, information graphic, photo page, and honorable mention, advertising, story illustration and feature photography; Amanda Cook-Reese, of Wheaton, second place, regular column.
Crystal Moody, of Rocky Comfort, second place, regular column and photo page; Dave Horvath, of Neosho, editor of second best overall newspaper, in-depth reporting; Shelly Yang, of Joplin, third place, editorial page; and Brad Stout, of Neosho, honorable mention, investigative reporting.
Boley will be serving as an intern at the Cassville Democrat this summer, and Cook-Reese is a Connection contributor.
Crowder offers an Associate of Art degree in the areas of journalism and public relations, graphic design and photography. Courses are available in photography and applied journalism this summer listed under "Communication" and in all areas in the fall.
For more information, contact program director/advisor Latonia Bailey, 417-455-5410, LatoniaBailey@crowder.edu.