The Street, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s student newspaper, won 24 awards at the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association annual conference at Western Kentucky University Feb. 28. Seven were first place in their categories.
Managing editor Brandon Banks of Hodgenville won first place in feature photos and in the deadline writing competition. He won five second-place awards for analysis and special reports, photo essay, feature photo, advertising design, and news headline. In the analysis and special reports division, he submitted an article about how college students eat unhealthily and one about how the clocks on campus are all set to different times. He won third place in the feature photo division and two honorable mentions for photography.
First-place honors were won by Kristeena Lee Daniels, Hodgenville, and Aijalon Drake, Bardstown, in the analysis and special reports category for a story last September about high gas prices and how they affect student attendance.
The newspaper staff placed third in the best special section, feature page layout and overall layout categories.
The Street competes in Division B, which includes KCTCS schools as well as small private colleges like Asbury, Georgetown, Lindsey Wilson and Transylvania. Five students went to the two-day conference, attending workshops about photography, video journalism, feature writing and getting a job in journalism.