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Apache Pow Wow wins big at state conference

Published Tuesday, 31st July 2012

Apache Pow Wow wins big at state conference

The Apache Pow Wow, the award-winning student newspaper of Tyler Junior College, received 35 awards during the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference March 31-April 2 in Fort Worth. The awards included first place for Overall Excellence and Sweepstakes for Division 4.

The Apache Pow Wow faculty adviser and Journalism Department Chair, Laura Jett Krantz, was named Adviser of the Year during the conference. Krantz was also elected to serve as secretary on the TIPA board.

Judges named Managing Editor Haley Smith as Reporter of the Year, and former Editor in Chief Chantel Martin was named Designer of the Year for Division II.

The students placed in an array of categories from design and layout, to news and sports feature writing, to photography and ad design. They also placed for the first time in online and television categories.

"I am proud of my students who showed that TJC is preparing them with the tools to succeed in a changing news business," said Krantz. "These students are the future of journalism, and it was exciting to see them use their talents to compete with schools from across Texas."

Awards the Pow Wow staff received for previously published work were:

Newspaper, Division 4
First Place, Overall Excellence, Apache Pow Wow Staff
First Place, Sports Column, Jarah Wright
First Place, Sports Feature Story, Chris Jones
First Place, Sports News Story, Brad Thompson
First Place, Picture Story, Jarah Wright
First Place, News Photo, Judy Acker
First Place, Opinion/Editorial Page Design, Sarah Hall
Second Place, Sports News Story, Casey Stewart
Second Place, Ad Design, Joshua Mumphrey
Second Place, Photo Illustration, Chantel Martin
Third Place, Page One Design, Chantel Martin
Third Place, Feature Photo, Jamie Regian
Third Place, News Story, Andrea Masenda
Third Place, Headline Writing, April Miller
Third Place, Illustration, Irving Marmolejo
Third Place, News Feature Story, Logan Thompson
Honorable Mention, News Story, Ambra Phillips
Honorable Mention, News Photo, April Miller
Honorable Mention, Ad Design, Chantel Martin
Honorable Mention, Information Graphic, Sarah Hall
Honorable Mention, Feature Page Design, Chantel Martin

Online categories: Open Division:
Third Place, Best Video Package, Irving Marmolejo
Third Place, Best Audio Slideshow, Joshua Mumphrey

Television categories: Open Division:
Honorable Mention, Documentary, Irving Marmolejo
Honorable Mention, Audition Tape, Irving Marmolejo

On-site Contests
On-site contests are not broken down by division, meaning TJC students competed against students from some of Texas' biggest universities.

The awards students received during the on-site contest included:

First Place, Print Advertising, Haley Smith
First Place, Radio News Writing, Howard Slacum
First Place, Television News Writing, Christopher Jones
Third Place, Radio Announcing, Christopher Jones
Honorable Mention, Television Announcing, Howard Slacum
Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, Andrea Masenda

The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association consists of member public and private community colleges and four-year universities in Texas that teach journalism or have existing or planned student publications. More than 60 schools and 500 delegates attended the annual conference in Fort Worth.

Elise Mullinix


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