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It was an embarrassment of riches at today’s statewide collegiate awards ceremony of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. The Beacon won 27 awards  including First Place for General Excellence.

What the judges said about The Beacon:
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List of awards:

FIRST PLACE awards

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General Excellence– Beacon Staff

Best News Story– “We all want something better.” Philip Ellefson, Laura Frazier, Jackie Jeffers

Best Section -Beacon news section Laura Frazier, Beacon staff

Best Special Section– “What’s in our air?”- Rosemary Peters

Best Series- Ongoing coverage of nondiscrimination policy and Redefine Purple Pride- Kelsey Thomas, Philip Ellefson,Laura Frazier

Best Editorial-“It is time for our nondiscrimination policy to change.” – Sarah Hansell

Best Design– Shellie Adams, Liz Tertadian, Laura Frazier, Rachel McIntosh

Best website– Et Begert

Best Review–  “The Casual Vacancy” – Kate Stringer

Best Spot News Photo– “She said yes!”- Jackie Jeffers

3rd Place Braeking News photo by Jackie Jeffers

1st Place Breaking News photo by Jackie Jeffers

Best Sports Photo– “Round Two!”- Jackie Jeffers

Best Feature Photo– Athletes and their tattoos- Joey Solano

Best Photography- Jackie Jeffers

Best cartoon – “Theology 101” – Ann Truong

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SECOND PLACE awards:

News story– “Access Denied”- Philip Ellefson

Writing-“Students cooperate, but still can’t party”- Kelsey Thomas

Section- “VOTE”- Shellie Adams, Kelsey Thomas, Beacon staff

Graphic– “VOTE”- Shellie Adams

Special Section– “What’s on your bucket list?”- Shellie Adams + Beacon staff

Columnist– “Keep your legislation out of my body, thanks” – Amanda Munro

Photography– Joey Solano

Feature Photo– “Elderly Prom” – Stephanie Matusiefsky

THIRD PLACE awards:

Feature Story: “Molly’s Legacy: Hope for Hait”i- Kate Stringer

Editorial: “Theo 101 change limits diversity and stifles thought”- Will Lyons

Columnist: “Rape is not a joke” – Lydia Laythe

Sports Photo– Men’s soccer- Joey Solano

Cartoon- “Coffee Crawl”- Ann Truong

Beacon staffers Nastacia Voisin, Laura Frazier, Liz Tertadian and Kelsey Thomas car barely hold the 27 ONPA awards The Beacon won

Beacon staffers Nastacia Voisin, Laura Frazier, Liz Tertadian and Kelsey Thomas car barely hold the 27 ONPA awards The Beacon won

WOW!

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Caitlin Yilek, the 2011-2012 Beacon opinions editor, has won First Place  (in the nation!) for Editorial Writing in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards for editorials she wrote for The Beacon.

Two current Beacon staffers, Kate Stringer and Jackie Jeffers, are national finalists for Feature Writing and Sports Photography, respectively. The Beacon journalists competed in the “Small School” category, meaning colleges/universities with 5000 or fewer students.

Caitlin’s reaction when she heard the news? “I AM GOING TO FAINT. Oh. My. God.” (via Twitter. Follow her at @hausofcait.)

Caitlin Yilek First Place for Editorial Writing

Caitlin Yilek
First Place for Editorial Writing

Here are the three editorials that won Caitlin this national award:

Where are all the women?

University disregards student media

What has ASUP done for you?

Caitlin, who graduated from UP last May, is a copy editor at the St. Cloud Times in her home state of Minnesota. She will receive the award at the SPJ Excellence in Journalism convention in Anaheim, Calif. in August.

Kate Stringer is a national Mark of Excellence finalist for Feature Writing. The story that won her this honor was the first story she wrote for The Beacon. Molly’s Legacy: Hope for Haiti

Kate Stringer Nat'l finalist for Feature Writing

Kate Stringer
Nat’l finalist for Feature Writing

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Kate Stringer A bit excited to see The New York Times during National College Media Convention in March

Kate Stringer
A bit excited to see The New York Times during National College Media Convention in March

Next year, Kate will be Living/Faith & Fellowship editor at The Beacon.

Finally, Photo Editor Jackie Jeffers is a national Mark of Excellence finalist for Sports Photography. Jackie, who graduates from UP this weekend, recently accepted a position at Marchex, a mobile marketing/analytics company in Seattle.

Jackie Jeffers National Finalist for Sports Photography

Jackie Jeffers
National Finalist for Sports Photography

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Here is Jackie’s award-winning photo, taken at Merlo Field last fall.

award-winning photo by Jackie Jeffers

award-winning photo by Jackie Jeffers

Well done, Caitlin, Kate and Jackie!

-Nancy Copic

Ass’t Director of Student Media & adviser to The Beacon

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Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Thomas

Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Thomas

News Editor Sarah Hansell

News Editor Sarah Hansell

Design Editor Shellie Adams

Design Editor Shellie Adams

Living/Faith & Fellowship Editor Kate Stringer

Living/Faith & Fellowship Editor Kate Stringer

Opinions Editor/Social Media Manager Philip Ellefson

Opinions Editor/Social Media Manager Philip Ellefson

Sports Editor Katie Dunn

Sports Editor Katie Dunn

Copy Editor/Reporter Kathryn Walters

Copy Editor/Reporter Kathryn Walters

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