Georgia Highlands College

GHC's Student Newspaper Brings Home 16 Awards

The Georgia College Press Association awarded the Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College's student newspaper, 16 honors in a variety of categories in the annual state contest presented at the GCPA Press Institute in Athens Feb. 7. Two student newspaper staff members were also elected to offices in the organization.

Awards recognizing the work of the entire staff included first place in Best Campus Community Service in both news and in sports; second place in general excellence, improvement, advertising and features; and third place in editorials. Jeff Capen of Cartersville won first place in news writing. Jordan Penson, a student on the Floyd campus, took first place in sports photography, second and third places in feature photography and third place in the photo essay category. Floyd campus student Andrew Cole earned second place in the review category, and James Swift (Floyd, Cartersville) took second place in editorial writing and third place in the column category. LaTonya Burrell, Six Mile Post editor, and Tyler Ashley, assistant editor, received third place for their joint efforts in entertainment feature writing.

In addition, Will Floyd was elected GCPA treasurer and James Swift was chosen as a two-year-college board member.

Also attending the institute were writer and photographer Chiara Van Tubbvergen and faculty advisers Dr. Kristie Kemper and Cindy Wheeler.

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Georgia Highlands College is a two-year institution of the University System of Georgia, serving more than 4,700 students at four sites in Rom, Cartersville, Marietta and Carrollton.

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