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MCC Student Newspaper Wins Six Statewide Awards

[Tuesday, May 2, 2017]

The McHenry County College monthly student newspaper, the Tartan, and its student writers won six awards for the second year in a row from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA).

The Tartan earned third place in Overall Excellence for the second year in a row for Division II. Students who earned individual honors included Mark Zoleta of Crystal Lake, who won third place in the Open Division for Editorial Writer of the Year; sports writer Sean Caselli of Lakemoor, won two awards, including third place in sports features and fourth in sports news; Colin Worden of Lake in the Hills, received third place in news columns; and Shannon Landon of Crystal Lake, won fourth place in news columns, all in Division II.

The awards were presented at this year’s ICCJA annual convention at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois in April.


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