El Vaquero Captures Six Awards from Journalism Convention


THE WINNING TEAM: The team holds some of its awards at the JACC SoCal convention at Cal State Fullerton. From left, R.J. Saunders, Anahit Kardzhyan, Kristine Dizon, Newsroom Manager Sal Polcino, Kendall Faulkner, Alexandra Duncan, Jennifer Rodman, Elie Georges, Louise Andersson, Rikard Kohler, Editor-in Chief Agnessa Kasumyan and adviser Michael Moreau.

El Vaquero Staff

The staff at El Vaquero and the Insider Magazine brought home six awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal competition last weekend.

Editor-in-Chief Agnessa Kasumyan took third place in the copy editing competition and an Honorable Mention for her “Ask Aggie” column from  the spring semester. Staff writer Elie Georges won a first place plaque for the on-the-spot Broadcast News Writing contest, while newsroom manager Sal Polcino took second place. Polcino also won a third place award for Best Magazine Opinion story for his “Future of Jazz” piece in the Insider Magazine. Photographer Kathy Bakowicz and staff writer Lucas Yepez won a third place award for page layout.

The conference was held at Cal State University in Fullerton where more than 20 colleges sent representatives to compete in on-the-spot contests, attend workshops and network with fellow journalists.

The JACC State Convention will be held in Sacramento next spring. For information and a list of all winners, visit www.jacconline.org/socal-publication-and-on-the-spot-winners.