Tartan staff members display the awards the student newspaper earned at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) conference at Moraine Valley Community College on April 4-5. Pictured are, from left, Allie Harr, Hannah Mitre, Zach Perron and Sara Telesz. -- Photo by Nancy Graves
McHenry County College's student newspaper earned five awards at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association's spring conference at Moraine Valley Community College on April 4-5.
In the Feature Writing category, Arts & Entertainment editor Zachary Perron of Harvard won first place. Perron also won a third place in the Arts Feature category. Samantha Szum of Crystal Lake won first place for Cartoons.
Writer Salena Veloz of McHenry won second place in the Arts Feature category. In the Front Page Design category, the Tartan won third place led by the work of layout editor Daniel Bauman of Woodstock and editor-in-chief Nancy Graves of Crystal Lake.
The Illinois Community College Journalism Association has members from community colleges throughout the state. Contest entries are judged by professional journalists from publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, the DesMoines Register and other newspapers.
For more information, contact Toni Countryman, faculty advisor to the Tartan at (815) 455-8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.