Laramie County Community College’s student newspaper, Wingspan
, won 11 national awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in competition with four-year universities.
The 30th annual Gold Circle Awards program attracted 12,847 entries published between June 2012 and June 2013. The awards will be given at the national convention in March in New York City.
As a staff, Wingspan won a certificate of merit for overall design tabloid format and second place for headline writing. Individual awards were won by the following:
- Katie Blaser and Susann Robbins, first place, editorial page design, tabloid format;
- Shawn Havel, certificate of merit, single sports photograph;
- Daniel Herring and Kasey M. Orr, third place, Page One design;
- Daniel Herring and Kasey M. Orr, certificate of merit, single subject news/feature package;
- Cassie Kelley, certificate of merit, typography: look of one page;
- Kasey M. Orr, third place, Page One design portfolio of work;
- Kasey M. Orr, certificate of merit, typography: look of one page;
- Susann Robbins, certificate of merit, typography: designed or art headline;
- Jennifer Stogsdill, first place, single subject news/feature package.
Wingspan faculty advisers are Rosalind Schliske and J.L. O’Brien.
“This contest is very tough,” Schliske said. “Just to give you an idea, in the feature package category—in which we took second and honorable mention—first place went to MIT and third to the University of Pennsylvania.”
The CSPA has been operated as part of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since 1925.