Patriot staffers win national awards

Brianna Glase, Managing Editor

A total of ten members of the Patriot staff from this year and last year won national awards on their individual articles from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  These awards are for articles written from November 2010 through November 2011.

Online Chief Grace Kim won first place in News Writing for “Academic team wins televised competition,” and received a certificate of merit in First Person Experience for “Senior helps at Haitian orphanage.”

Managing Editor Martha Schick won a certificate of merit in News Feature for “Respect Life Club remains silent to protest abortion.”

The staff editorial “Administrative decisions on prom drinking causes concern,” won first place in Editorial Writing.

Opinion Editor Scott Novak won both first and third place in Personal Opinion: Off-Campus Issues for “Pro-choice’s time to scream,” and “Bullied teen’s suicide invokes powerful reaction,” respectively.

Lifestyles Editor Stephanie Meadowcroft won a certificate of merit in First Person Experience for “Senior races in Baltimore Half-Marathon.”

Alumna Stephanie Laird won second place in Sports News for “Miller brings home national title for first time in JC history.”

Alumni Jenny Hottle and Kristin Marzullo won a certificate of merit for “Patriots come close to defeating No. 3 Mustangs.”

Copy Editor Kailey Tracy won third place in Sports Features for “Men’s volleyball remains optimistic.”

Sports Editor Miranda Ripken won a certificate of merit in Sports Features for “Alumnus earns ESPN top play.”

Cartoonist Lauren Friedly won first place in Editorial Cartoons for “Naviance.”

Brianna Glase is a Managing Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.