CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The Apache Pow Wow, the award-winning student newspaper of Tyler Junior College, walked away with 13 awards during the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association conference Friday in Corpus Christi.

The students placed in an array of categories from design and layout, to column and feature writing, to photography and copy editing.

“I am proud of my students who showed that TJC is preparing them with the tools to succeed in a changing news business,” said Laura Krantz, TJC Journalism Department chair and faculty adviser to The Apache Pow Wow. “These students are the future of journalism, and it was exciting to see them use their talents to compete with schools from across Texas.”

Awards the Pow Wow staff received for previously published work were:

First Place Layout and Design Polly d’Avignon

First Place Sports Action Photo Kamren Thompson

First Place Column Writing Polly d’Avignon

Second Place Column Writing Polly d’Avignon

Second Place Sports News Writing Jason Lewis

Second Place Layout and Design Polly d’Avignon

Second Place Advertising Polly d’Avignon

Honorable Mention News Writing Cody Lillich

Honorable Mention Feature Writing Polly d’Avignon

Honorable Mention Sports News Writing Clemestine Jackson

The students also placed in the on-site contest:

First Place Editorial Writing Natalie Kushner

Second Place News Photography Michael George

Third Place Copy Editing Cody Lillich

Former Editor in Chief Polly d’Avignon is also a finalist for Advertising Design House Ad in the Associated Collegiate Press’ annual awards, which will be handed out at their national conference in Kansas City later this month.

The Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) consists of member public and private community colleges in Texas that teach journalism or have existing or planned student publications.

The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists. More than 20,000 students are staffers at ACP member publications.


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