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Kilgore College student newspaper wins awards

Jan. 23, 2018 at 4 p.m.


The Flare, KC's student newspaper, has been named a Crown Finalist from Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York.

Kilgore College students received 11 Gold Circle Awards from the prestigious institution highlighting publications produced during the 2016-17 academic year.

Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from the press association's members.

Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison.

During Crown consideration, publications are judged on excellence as shown by design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.

A total of 1,100 publications were eligible for judging.

While Crowns are an overall event, the association has also awarded Gold Circles for individual submissions.

Kilgore College students winning Gold Circles:

  • Elijah Banks: First place, sports page design for news publications

  • Linda Grimes: Certificate of merit, photo illustration in magazine publications

  • Tiffany Johnson: Second place, photo layout: full page; third place, photography portfolio of work

  • Elizabeth Lumpkin: Second place, photo layout — full page

  • Meaghan Morton: Second place, op-ed or news analysis page design for news publication; third place, first person experience in news publications

  • Richard Nguyen: Second place, photo layout — full page

  • Tina Marie Reed: Second place, photography portfolio of work; certificate of merit — photo story for news publications

  • Timothy Stuckey: Third place, photography portfolio of work in magazine publications

  • Grant Worley: Certificate of merit, photo illustration in news publications

  • The Flare Staff: Third place, alternative story form in news publications

The Flare's adviser is Rachel Stallard and O. Rufus Lovett is the photography adviser.

Stallard and Lovett are co-advisers on The Flare Magazine.

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