By Austin Metz
Editor In Chief
Members of The Collegiate staff traveled up to Central Michigan University on Saturday, April 9, 2011 for the Michigan Community College Press Association contest and walked away with 15 awards.
Five members of the paper took home first place awards starting with Dana Mate who won for Best Sports Feature.
Mattie Kropf who won for Best Photo Spread, Daniel Heeren who won for Best News Photo, Erika Zaldivar who won for Best Sports Feature Photo and Victoria Fanning who won for Best Sports Photo joined Dana.
The paper, which has been running since 1921, has taken home many awards in the past years and even many of the top national journalism awards.
The paper is advised by Professor Scott McNabb and was voted third overall for General Excellence in the competiton.
Ten community colleges from around the state were present at the awards banquet with The Washtenaw Voice taking home top prize for General Excellence.
The paper was also awarded second place for the Collegiate website which has been built and run by Josh Compaan.
Collegiate staff member Austin Metz was awarded second place for Journalist of the Year and Devin Brown and Austin Metz were awarded second place in the Hard News catagory.
Third place awards were given to Dana Mate in the Hard News catagory and Ryan Barnes in the Cartoon Entertainment catagory.
Those receiving honorable mention included Ariel Christy for Best Sports Feature, Mattie Kropf for Critical Review, Christina Kim for Staff Editorial and Travis Harrington for Column/Personal Opinion.
Congratulations to all winners!
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