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Wingspan continues to bring home national awards

Friday, August 28, 2009
For the 19th consecutive year, Laramie County Community College’s student newspaper, Wingspan, has taken top honors in a national contest.
Wingspan again won the highest honor in the American Scholastic Press Association's national competition – first place with special merit in the category of junior/community colleges with enrollment of more than 2,500 – according to Wingspan advisers Rosalind Schliske and J L. O’Brien. The “special merit” designation is given to publications that, according to ASPA judges, are “an outstanding example of a scholastic publication in format, content and presentation.”

In addition, the publication was named one of two “best community college newspapers” in the country in colleges with more than 2,500 enrollment.

The judges wrote, “You have an excellent school newspaper, which shows the talents of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout designers and advisers.”

Editors during the 2008 competition year during the spring semester were Chris Arneson of Cheyenne and Lauren Daly of Wheatland. Editors during the fall semester were Arneson and Tiffany Razo of Alliance, Neb.