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Saturday, August 23, 2014

WCC Student Journalists Honored by Press Association

The Michigan Press Association honored WCC student journalists with 23 awards in this year’s collegiate newspaper contest. The Washtenaw Voice won firsts for general excellence and overall design and third place for headline writing, and 14 staff members won individual awards for writing, editing, design, and photography.

The students competed with several four-year colleges, including the University of Michigan-Flint, the University of Detroit-Mercy, and Olivet College. WCC and UM-Flint tied for the most awards in their division. The contest was judged by news professionals from around the state.

“Needless to say, our students are very proud, and they should be,” said Keith Gave, the Voice advisor. “These awards are hard won, and very well deserved.”

WCC honorees include:

  • Maggie Reuter: Two firsts, ad design; second, sports page design; third, feature page design.
  • Brian Coburn: First, sports feature; second, column writing and editorial writing.
  • Addie Shrodes: First, feature writing.
  • Chris Asadian: First, news photo.
  • Matt Hodges: First, column writing.
  • Kaylee Lentz: First, news story.
  • Matthew Mancour, Chris Asadian, and Brian Coburn: First and second, video production.
  • Victor Artiles: First, editorial cartoon.
  • Sam Adamopolous: First, review.
  • Holly Woeful: Second, feature writing.
  • Jason Beckerleg: Second, ad design.
  • Jamie Killen: Third, news photo.
  • Grace Ruedger: Honorable mention, review.
  • Rachelle Malaney: Honorable mention, ad design.

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