El Vaquero Wins Awards at State Conference

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El Vaquero Staff

The El Vaquero news staff earned a total of seven awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2014 State Conference at the Burbank Marriott held April 3 through 5. The newspaper staff won its second General Excellence in Print award in a row.

Production manager Richard Kontas was awarded first place for his Online Photo Story/Essay submission with photographer Kathy Bakowicz placing third in the same category. Sports editor Jonathan Williams won third place in the News Story category while editor-in-chief Sal Polcino was awarded an Honorable Mention for Broadcast Writing in addition to an Editors Recognition award. Newsroom manager Eric Bourse also took home an Honorable Mention for copy editing.