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The Beacon made an impressive showing over the weekend at the regional Society of Professional Journalists conference at Gonzaga, winning First Place in five categories in the Mark of Excellence awards.

The Beacon also won Second Place for Best All-Around weekly college newspaper (5000 students and fewer).

First Place winners advance to the national competition. Results to be announced at the national SPJ conference in Anaheim, CA in late August.

Here’s the list of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Beacon winners:

First Place:
General News Reporting – Philip Ellefson – “Access Denied”
Feature Writing – Kate Stringer- “Molly’s Legacy:Hope for Haiti”
Column Writing: Amanda Munro, Sarah Hansell, Lydia Laythe
Sports Photography– Jackie Jeffers “Round Two!”
Editorial Writing– Caitlin Yilek (last year’s Opinions editor)

1st Place photo by Jackie Jeffers

1st Place photo by Jackie Jeffers

 

2nd Place:

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (schools with 5000 or fewer students)
General News Reporting– Kelsey Thomas- “Students cooperate but still can’t party”
Feature Photography – Joey Solano- “The story behind the ink”
In-depth Reporting– Rosemary Peters (last year’s editor in chief)- What’s in our Air?

2nd Place Feature Photography by Giovanna Solano

2nd Place Feature Photography by Giovanna Solano

 

3rd Place:
Breaking News Photography– Jackie Jeffers- “He said yes!”
3rd Place Braeking News photo by Jackie Jeffers

3rd Place Braeking News photo by Jackie Jeffers

Region 10 includes collegiate newspapers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
-Nancy Copic
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