Student journalists win big

The Clackamas Print collected 15 awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Collegiate Day on May 8. The staff competed for awards against other two-year schools in Oregon. These schools include Lane Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Central Oregon Community College and others. There was a 10-award improvement from last year’s five awards.

Co-chief editors, Zak Laster and Erin Carey, were both excited about the awards.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work that we’ve done and how far we’ve gotten as a class. It makes me feel good to see how much everyone has improved and I’m really happy,” Carey said.

The awards include two best section awards: first place for news sections and second place for sports sections. The staff also won second place for the special section category for the back to school issue, first and second place for headlines, first place for the series of bond coverage articles and third place for best website.

Individual awards were also given at the event including a third place award for former TCP member Auriana Cook’s sports story. Amber Fairbanks, staff writer, got second place for her review of The Boy Next Door. Photo editor Becca Moreno, received two awards for her photography including first place for best spot news photo and third place for best photography. Former staff writer and photographer Brandon Minnis got first place for best sports photo. Designer Brandon Chorum won three awards: first and third place for best house ad and second place for best graphic.

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The Clackamas Print won 15 awards for their work in the past 12 months.

Story by: Megan McCoy

Photo by: Melissa Jones