Crowder newspaper wins awards

August 11, 2020

For immediate release 

Office of Public Information
Crowder College

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

Individual awards are as follows:

Joplin, Mo.:

Ethan Buffalo, Feature Page, First Place;

Neosho, Mo.:
Bretton Cole, Entertainment Review, Second Place; Information Graphic, Second Place; Delanie Dickens, Information Graphic, First Place;
Megan Murphy, Editorial Writing, First Place;
Glory Reitz, Entertainment Review, First Place; Column, Honorable Mention; Information Graphic, Honorable Mention;

Oologah, Okla.:
Kenzie Kallio, Sports Writing, Third Place; Sports Column, Honorable Mention;

Wyandotte, Okla.:
Sam Hoover, Sports Photography, Second Place; Sports Photography, Third Place;

Other awards won by the staff: Best Overall Newspaper, Second Place; Editorial/Op-Ed Page, First Place; Sports Page, First Place; Editorial/Op-Ed Page, Third Place; Page One Design, Third Place; Website, Third Place.

Due to social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control because of Covid-19, students did not attend a ceremony; awards were mailed.

“Although students were not able to receive the awards in person, the recognition is important and appreciated,” said Latonia Bailey, adviser to the Crowder Sentry. “The students did very well competing against other schools across the state of Missouri.”

“I’m also very proud of how well the students covered Covid-19 topics relatable to students and the campus this past spring,” Bailey said. Crowder College offers an Associate of Art communication degree for students interested in media-related careers such as journalism, public relations, and photography.

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. Crowder offers other communication-related courses this fall: public relations, photography, and technical report writing. Classes begin Aug. 17.


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Last Updated on August 11, 2020 by Cindy