Crowder Newspaper Wins Awards

Crowder College’s student newspaper, the Crowder Sentry, recently won 27 awards in a contest co-sponsored by the Missouri Press Association and the Missouri Collegiate Media Association.

Individual awards are as follows:
Lauren Adams, Joplin: Information Graphic, Honorable Mention; Dexter Ballay, Monett: Sports Column, Honorable Mention; Tana Burkhart, Joplin: Editorial Writing, Third Place; Information Graphic, Third Place; Kaylee Claybrook, Neosho: Feature Page, First Place; Information Graphic, Second Place; Nathan Gamble, Neosho: Video, Third Place; Jennifer Ishcomer, Granby: Feature Page, Third Place; Megan Murphy, Neosho: Entertainment Review, First place; Column, Second Place; Multimedia Package, Second Place; Photo Page, Second Place; Editorial/Op-Ed Page, Second Place; Feature Photography, Second Place; Page One Design, Honorable Mention; Video, Honorable Mention Derek Shore, Cassville: Sports Page, First Place; Sports Page, Third Place; Sports Writing, Honorable Mention; Sports Writing, Honorable Mention; Caleb Stephens, Cassville: Entertainment Review, Second Place; Jesse O. Walls, Neosho: Multimedia Package, Second Place; Sports Photography, Honorable Mention; Kaitlyn Welch, Seneca: Feature Page, First Place.

Other awards won by the staff: Multimedia Package, First Place; Special Section or Supplement, First Place; Best Overall Newspaper, Second Place; Website, Second Place; Sweepstakes, Third Place

“It’s an honor for the Sentry staff and I to compete so well against other schools across the state of Missouri and the nation,” said Latonia Bailey, adviser to the Crowder Sentry.

Crowder offers an Associate of Art degree in the areas of journalism and public relations, photography, and graphic design. COMM 150-Introduction to Journalism is a 3-credit-hour course offered in the fall that teaches the basics of journalism including interviewing, news writing, broadcast news, podcasts, print layout, website blog posts, and social media.

For more information, contact program coordinator/instructor Latonia Bailey, 417-455-5410,

Last Updated on May 2, 2018 by Steven Brunson