|Student newspaper racks up KIPA awards
RELEASED: March 3, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre College's student newspaper, The Cento, recently walked away with an armload of awards at the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association conference in Morehead, Ky.
The newspaper also received four first-place awards for articles and photography by students.
Sophomore Michael Tribble of Knoxville, Tenn., won first place in the sports column category for his story on aerobics funding.
John Cherwa, sports projects director at the Orlando Sentinel, who judged the category, says, "Tackling a tough issue head on is the mark of a good columnist. This was well researched, well thought out and well done."
Dary Picken, a junior from Ann Arbor, Mich., won first place in the general interest column for his "Picken your brain" featuring sophomore Eileen Schilling. Judge Kathryn M. Fraze of the Akron Beacon Journal says, "I was smiling broadly when I finished reading the column. You made my day. Good job!"
Meg Fenton, a senior from Louisville, won first place in feature photography for her picture illustrating an article on professor Janet Link in the arts section. She also won third place in the sports photograph category for her shot of Centre's dance team.
Junior Matt Steinfeld of Hopkinsville, Ky., won first place in the editorial category.
Hillary Eason, a sophomore from Johnson City, Tenn., took third-place honors for one of her restaurant reviews. Judges say, "Eason clearly had a so-so dining experience that she shares with readers in a concise fashion. She supports her opinion with clear reasons and descriptions."
Senior Emily Green of Tullahoma, Tenn., received an honorable mention in the sports feature article category.
Since the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association judges work done by students during the calendar year from January to December, several recent graduates were also recognized for their work.
Stacy Hoehle '04, received second place in the review category and third place in the original illustration category.
Tim McLaughlin '04, received second place in the sports photography category.
Nate Olson '04, won third place in the editorial category.
In addition to multiple individual honors, the newspaper's layout was ranked "third best" out of all college publications in the state of Kentucky at institutions with fewer than 5,000 people. This is an honor that the newspaper has not received in recent years.
"We attribute this to the new layout styles, improvements in photograph quality and a more campus-oriented approach to our articles," says Matt Steinfeld, managing editor of The Cento. "There's still much work to be done, but we're proud of our work thus far."
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