Clarion Staff wins multiple awards at regional newspaper convention


Clarion Staff

Clarion staff members, from left, Sean Bull, Tessa Morhardt, Andrew Kicmol and Amara Gobermann show awards they won


Seven awards were presented to The Clarion at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Newspaper Convention in Minneapolis on Feb. 17.

Madison College’s student newspaper won first place best of show for two-year college newspapers. The Jan. 23 issue of the newspaper featuring articles and photographs about the college’s new rooftop solar array was the one entered.

The Clarion also received a fourth-place award for special sections and a sixth-place award for its website. Both of these categories were open to all publications in attendance.

Four individual awards were presented to members of The Clarion staff.

Andrew Kicmol, Sean Bull, Tessa Morhardt and Anna Krylova won first place in the best of show multimedia category for an online package featuring a story, video, photographs and illustration about the recent weather closings.

Kicmol took a second-place  best of show award in the editorial/commentary category for his editorial encouraging students to support the textbook referendum.

Amara Gobermann won a fifth-place award in the same category for her column about the impact of stereotype threat.

Finally, Sean Bull won a sixth-place Best of Show award in the feature writing category for his review of the movie, “First Man.”