Crowder newspaper wins awards

Neosho, MO – Crowder College’s student newspaper, the Crowder Sentry, recently won 24 awards in a contest co-sponsored by the Missouri Press Association and the Missouri Collegiate Media Association.

Individual awards are as follows:

Blue Springs, MO:  Alize’ Hessler, Sports Photography, 3rd place;

Dora, AR.:  Kaitlin Barnett, Feature Page, HM; Feature Writing, HM;

Joplin, MO:  Ethan Buffalo, Sports Page, 1st place; Sports Writing, 2nd place; Sports Column, 1st place; Entertainment Review, 1st place; Sports Page, 1st place; Tana Burkhart, Political/Editorial Cartoon, HM; Nonpolitical/Entertainment Cartoon, 2nd place; Maggie Smith, Entertainment Review, 3rd place; Monett, Mo.: Dexter Ballay, Video, HM; Emilee Kuschel, Video, HM;

Neosho, MO: Bretton Cole, Editorial Writing, 3rd place; Entertainment Review, 2nd place; Information Graphic, 1st place; Maegan Lightner, Story Illustration, 3rd place; Megan Murphy, Page One Design, HM; Column, 2nd place;

Oologah, OK: Kenzie Kallio, Sports Page, 1st place; Sports Photography, 2nd place;

Wyandotte, OK: Sam Hoover, Information Graphic, 2nd place

Other awards won by the staff: Multimedia Package, 1st Place; Special Section or Supplement, 2nd Place; Website, 3rd Place; Sweepstakes, 3rd 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 College offers an Associate of Arts degree in the areas of journalism and public relations, photography, and communication. 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. See

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

Last Updated on April 27, 2019 by Steven Brunson