Members of the editorial team of Montgomery County Community College’s student newspaper, The Montgazette, earned several awards in the Two-Year College Division of the 2015 Student Keystone Press Awards Contest, a statewide journalism contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation.
Editor David Aston, Lafayette Hill, earned first place in the Column category for his column, “Censorship’s New Battleground.” Honorable Mentions were awarded to John Brink, Fort Washington, in the Sports Story category for his article, “A Hidden Danger to Athletes;” Christopher Calvano, Ambler, in the Public Service/Enterprise Package for his article, “Social Club Brings New Horizons to Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome;” and Kevin LaTorre, Telford, in the General News category for his article, “TAP That.”
“[This is] great! The students are awesome and worked diligently to find and tell important stories. It is noteworthy that their stories have received such esteemed recognition,” said Communication Lecturer Gail Ramsey, who is the faculty co-advisor of The Montgazette.
Student will receive their awards at the Student Keystone Press Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 1, in conjunction with the America East Media Business & Technology Conference in Hershey.
The students publish The Montgazette six times per academic year. For more information, visit montgazette.wordpress.com.
~ by Diane Vandyke