El Vaquero Nets Record Number of Wins at Community Colleges Convention

JANE POJAWA
El Vaquero Editor in Chief


The El Vaquero staff was recognized on Saturday for this year’s
achievements, as well as some spontaneous accomplishments.

The Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) hosts conferences for member schools in Northern and Southern California in the autumn, and a state-wide convention in the spring.

Approximately 70 member colleges participate, with staffs as few as Glendale’s, or as many as 20. The weekend gatherings feature guest speakers, workshops and seminars as well as mail-in, bring-in and
on-the-spot competitions.

El Vaquero generally does well in these competitions, but this year the newspaper staff outdid itself with 20 awards, which we believe to be an all-time high for this campus.

As Editor in Chief, I would like to congratulate my team
on a job well done, and thank the staff that preceded us for setting the bar so
high. To credit these winners, here is a list of competition, ranking, and name:

Awards in the ‘Mail-in’ Category
(2005)

Honrable Mentions

1. Critical Review: Daniel
Antolin
2. In-depth News Story/Series: Jessica Lopez
3. News
Story: Jeremy Casabella
4. Sports Game Story: Ramtin
Jamshidi

5. Photo Illustration: Benjamin Grenard
6. Inside
Page Layout, Tabloid: Maria Kornalian
7. Copy Editing: Violeta
Arrazola

8. Opinion Writing: Kasia Faughn
9. Bring-in
Infographic: Jane Pojawa
10. Bring-in Advertisement: Jane
Pojawa

Fourth Place Awards

1. Critical Review: Geghard
Arakelian
2. Online Photo: Cynthia Perry

Third Place Awards

1. News Story: Jeremy
Casabella
2. Photo Illustration: Elizabeth Linares
3.
Front Page Layout, Tabloid: Maria Kornalian

Second Place Awards

1. Photo Story/Essay: Cynthia Perry

First Place Awards

1. Online Photo: Cynthia
Perry

General Excellence Awards:

1. Online Journalism:
Michael J. Arvizu


Awards in the ‘Bring-in/On-the-Spot’ Category
(2005)

Honrable Mentions

1. Copy Editing: Violeta Arrazola
2.
Opinion Writing:
Kasia Faughn
3. Bring-in
Infographic:
Jane Pojawa
4. Bring-in
Advertisement: Jane Pojawa

Fourth Place
Awards
 

1. Feature Photo: Oliver Tan

First Place
Awards

1. Feature Story: Marie
Pauline Guiuan