City Times staff receives prestigious honors

David Carrillo

City Times student newspaper was recently awarded first place with special merit by the American Scholastic Press Association.

The results of the national contest were announced April 24.

In addition to that award, the staff participated in the Journalism Association of Community Colleges State convention in Sacramento on April 11-14.

The convention lasted three days and was full of events, contests and workshops for news writing, design, editing and photojournalism. This year City Times staffers came back with awards for photography and design.

Several on-the-spot awards were given, which were based on competitions done at the state convention.

Editor-in-Chief Mariel Mostacero won first place in news layout and garnered special recognition as editor. Photo Editor J. Rae Chipera received fourth place in news photo. Aubrey Brewer, photographer for City Times, also received honorable mention in sports photo.

Awards were also earned by former students of City Times from previous issues, which were submitted for judgement prior to the convention.

Past Editor-in-Chief Troy Orem was awarded second place for front page layout. Anulak Singphiphat, another former editor-in-chief, was awarded first place for inside page layout. Former columnist Andrew Hahn received third place for critical review.