CCAC student newspaper receives multiple state media awards

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home state awards for excellence in student journalism. The Voice student newspaper of CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center is the recipient of multiple 2018 Student Keystone Press Awards (Division III), including three first-place awards. The newspaper is entirely student led and staffed by student volunteers, overseen by an administrative club leader.

The Voice received the following first-place awards: General News: Shuttle service improves student access to campus by Lucie Waller; Public Service/Enterprise Package: Pittsburgh area deals with drug crisis by Andrew Cardone and Carlis Spivey; Sports Photo: NWHL All Stars come to Pittsburgh by Allison Roup.

The Voice also received the following second-place awards: Sports Photo: Penguins look to make history, not just repeat by Allison Roup; Cartoon/Graphic Illustration (three entries): Mental illness rates in college rise; Women bear more college debt than men; and USA women’s hockey team wins battle for equality by Robin Cleary.

In addition, The Voice received the following Honorable Mentions: Review: Ford and Gosling team up for Blade Runner 2049 by Nicholas Capra; and Cartoon/Graphic Illustration (three entries): Students develop a super-power; Ten Tips for College Success; and NFL tempers flare and lead to penalties by Holly Painter.  

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the Student Keystone Press Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. Winners will be honored at the Student Keystone Press Awards Luncheon during the America East Media Business & Technology Conference on March 14, 2018, in Hershey, Pa.

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