The staff of the Somerset Community College student newspaper, The Bridge, captured a record 18 awards at the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association (KIPA) Conference. The event was held recently at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky.
Other student newspapers in the same competition category as The Bridge were from Asbury College, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Georgetown College, Kentucky State University and Transylvania University. Newspapers published in 2010 were eligible for judging.
SCCs newspaper received nine first-place awards, two second-place awards, three third-place awards, and four honorable mention certificates.
Former managing editor JR Sroufe brought home six awards, including four first place nods.
Critley King, current managing editor, captured two first place awards, as did Chad Tyner.
I couldn't be happier for our students, said faculty advisor Jeff Harris. They put a great deal of time and effort into making The Bridge a newspaper that our campus community can be proud of, and its great to see them rewarded in this way. To bring home 18 awards from KIPA is a real achievement. The schools that they were competing against have well-established and impressive programs.
Other faculty advisors for the paper, Stuart Simpson and Erin Stephens agreed. The Bridge staff does a great job, Stephens said. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and that attitude is apparent in their work.
The following is a complete list of award winners from Somerset Community College:
First Place Awards:
Kristy Jackson and JR Sroufe for Personality Profile
Critley King for Feature Story
JR Sroufe for Review
Larissa Watkins for General Interest Column
JR Sroufe for Opinion Pages
JR Sroufe for Feature Page Layout
Critley King for Original Illustration
Chad Tyner for Informational Graphic
Chad Tyner for Advertising Design
Second Place Awards:
Jocelyn Daulton for Advertising Design
JR Sroufe for Front Page Layout
Third Place Awards:
Larissa Watkins and Stephanie Collins for Feature Story
Kristy Jackson for General Interest Column
JR Sroufe for Commentary
Sean Marcum for Advertising Design
Stephanie Collins for Personality Profile
Larissa Watkins for Personality Profile
Sean Marcum for Feature Story
Somerset Community College student newspaper, The Bridge, recently brought home 18 awards at the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association (KIPA) Conference. Front row: Larissa Watkins, Pulaski County. Middle row: Chad Tyner, Casey County; and Critley King, McCreary County. Back row: Sean Marcum, Pulaski County; and JR Sroufe, Pulaski County. Insert from top: Kristy Jackson, McCreary County; Jocelyn Daulton, Pulaski County; and Stephanie Collins, Pulaski County.