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April 21, 2011

Cowley Press garners Silver Award at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press’ annual conference


silverThe Cowley Press, the student newspaper at Cowley College, received the Silver Award by placing second among all Kansas Community College newspapers at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press’ annual conference April 17-18 in Hutchinson.

The contest included entries from Feb. 2010 through Feb. 2011 and thus includes work from students who were on staff during that time period.

Will Austin, Editor-in-Chief of The Cowley Press, was happy to see the newspaper staff recognized for their hard work.

"Considering that our staff is made up mainly of freshman, I think winning silver for the overall competition was a very promising achievement,” Austin said. “We have learned a lot since the beginning of the year and we're always making improvements. Our paper is already better than it was last fall when we entered submissions for the KACP competition, and I hope we'll always be successful in publishing information worthy of our community's attention."

Austin, who took third place in News Writing, was among several members of the Cowley Press staff to take home awards. 

Sophomore Benjamin Donals, took first and third place in Sports News Writing, second in Sports Column Writing and first in Interior Page Design.

“Our one and only sophomore on staff, Ben Donals, took home four awards for his sports writing and layout; what a way to end his time on the newspaper staff,” Meg Smith, Cowley Press advisor said.
Freshman Katie Arnett, Photo Editor received honorable mention recognition in Feature Photography, while sophomore Alyssa Campbell, took honorable mention in Column Writing.

Carly Budd, a 2010 graduate of Cowley College, received honorable mention in both Feature Photography and Photo Essay. Fellow 2010 Cowley graduate, Somsavanh Phouthavong, took honorable mention in editorial writing.

Smith was proud of the students’ accomplishments.
"It was great to see them walking up to the front of the room to pick up their individual awards,” Smith said.