The Montage, the student newspaper at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, was recently recognized as the Best Overall Two-Year College Newspaper at the Missouri College Media Association’s annual convention and awards ceremony.
The Montage earned first place as the Best Overall Newspaper in the two-year college division; first place in the Sweepstakes category, which recognizes the most wins in Division 4; and first place for the Back-to-School Magazine. In addition, staff and individuals also captured 29 awards.
The Montage staff competed against several other two-year school newspapers from across the state, including newspapers from the Forest Park and Florissant Valley campuses. Entries in the competition were judged for general excellence by members of the Missouri Press Association.
News Writing – Melissa Wilkinson, first place
Editorial Writing – Monica Obradovic, first place; Mary Wilson, second place
Sports Writing – Ashley Biundo, Lauren Johns, Will Murry, Melissa Wilkinson, third place
In-Depth Reporting –Melissa Wilkinson and Stephen Buechter, third place
Investigative Reporting – Melissa Wilkinson, first place
Entertainment Review – Lauren Johns, honorable mention
News Photography – Syed Ali, first place; Amanda Harris, third
Feature Photography – Amanda Harris, first and third place
Sports Photography – Amanda Harris, first place
Political/Editorial Cartoon – Gina Carr, second place
Non-Political Editorial Cartoon – Katie Brinegar, first place
Information Graphic – Melissa Wilkinson, third place
Story Illustration – Melissa Wilkinson, Noah Sliney, first place; Noah Sliney, second place
Page One Design – Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, Jacob Politte, first place
Editorial Section – Mary Wilson, Concilia Ndlovu, Gina Carr, honorable mention
Sports Page – Amanda Harris, Tyra Leesman, second place; Lauren Johns, Amanda Harris, third place
Feature Page – Monica Obradovic, Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, second place; Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, Tyra Leesman, Gina Carr, third place; Amanda Harris, Tori Williams, Syed Ali, Tyra Leesman, honorable mention
Video – Oliver Pulcher, Amanda Harris, Jordan Morris, first place; Amanda Harris, second place
Web Page – second place
The Montage has been named Best Overall Newspaper 12 times and captured the Sweepstakes Award 13 times
The Montage has consistently won awards for excellence in student journalism at the state and national levels for many years. Recent awards include national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists with a Mark of Excellence Award and a Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.