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Montage Named Best Overall Two-Year College Newspaper by MCMA

Meramec Montage staff members

The Montage, the student newspaper at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, was recently recognized as the Best Overall Two-Year College Newspaper at the Missouri College Media Association’s annual convention and awards ceremony.

The Montage earned first place as the Best Overall Newspaper in the two-year college division; first place in the Sweepstakes category, which recognizes the most wins in Division 4; and first place for the Back-to-School Magazine. In addition, staff and individuals also captured 29 awards.

The Montage staff competed against several other two-year school newspapers from across the state including newspapers from the STLCC-Forest Park and the STLCC-Florissant Valley campuses. Entries in the competition were judged for general excellence by members of the Missouri Press Association.

Individual Awards
News Writing – Melissa Wilkinson, first place

Editorial Writing – Monica Obradovic, first place; Mary Wilson, second place

Sports Writing – Ashley Biundo, Lauren Johns, Will Murry, Melissa Wilkinson, third place

In-Depth Reporting – Melissa Wilkinson and Stephen Buechter, third place

Investigative Reporting – Melissa Wilkinson, first place

Entertainment Review – Lauren Johns, honorable mention

News Photography – Syed Ali, first place; Amanda Harris, third

Feature Photography – Amanda Harris, first and third place

Sports Photography – Amanda Harris, first place

Political/Editorial Cartoon – Gina Carr, second place

Non-Political Editorial Cartoon – Katie Brinegar, first place

Information Graphic – Melissa Wilkinson, third place

Story Illustration – Melissa Wilkinson, Noah Sliney, first place; Noah Sliney, second place

Page One Design – Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, Jacob Politte, first place

Editorial Section – Mary Wilson, Concilia Ndlovu, Gina Carr, honorable mention

Sports Page – Amanda Harris, Tyra Leesman, second place; Lauren Johns, Amanda Harris, third place

Feature Page – Monica Obradovic, Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, second place; Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, Tyra Leesman, Gina Carr, third place; Amanda Harris, Tori Williams, Syed Ali, Tyra Leesman, honorable mention

Video – Oliver Pulcher, Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, first place; Amanda Harris, second place

Web Page – second place

The Montage has been named Best Overall Newspaper 12 times and captured the Sweepstakes Award 13 times

The Montage has consistently won awards for excellence in student journalism at the state and national levels for many years. Recent awards include national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists with a Mark of Excellence Award and a Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.


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