• MHCC Student Newspaper The Advocate Wins 20 Awards at Annual ONPA College Day Event

    Mt. Hood Community College’s weekly student-run newspaper, The Advocate, recently won 20 category awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) Collegiate Day. Earning a combination of first, second, and third places, The Advocate staff won more awards than any other two-year college newspaper staff represented at the event.

    The Advocate’s editorial board, staff members, and their faculty advisers – MHCC Journalism instructors Daniel Ernst and Howard Buck – joined teams from 15 other two- and four-year colleges and universities at Linn-Benton Community College for the event, held May 18. ONPA’s annual Collegiate Day recognizes work published during the 2017 calendar year. At the event, students participated in breakout sessions with professional journalists before attending the awards ceremony.

    “This year’s Advocate staff produced some amazing content,” said Matana McIntire, editor-in-chief of the newspaper. “And seeing the growth of each staff member has been more valuable than any award we won. I wish the best of luck to next year’s staff – I know they’ll do amazing!”

    In all, the student staff of The Advocate won eight first-place awards in the Group 3 category (two-year college newspapers). First prizes were won for Best Cartooning (Amy Welch), Best Photography (Fletcher Wold), Best Feature Photo (Wold), Best Sports Story (Jamie George), Best Editorial (Donovan Sargent), Best Series (Greg Leonov et al.), Best Special Section (Gloria Saepharn) and Best Section (McIntire). The Advocate also won third place for overall General Excellence.

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