JCJC student newspaper receives top awards

The Radioian, a JCJC student newspaper, received 27 awards at a newspaper contest. Photo Source WDAM
The Radioian, a JCJC student newspaper, received 27 awards at a newspaper contest. Photo Source WDAM

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College's student newspaper, the

Radionian

, won 27 awards at the O.C. McDavid/Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation's Better Newspaper Contest on March 26 in Jackson.

The

Radionian

took home 13 first place awards, 14 other awards and the General Excellence award in the community college division. This marks the eighth year in a row that the

Radionian

has taken home top honors at the competition.

The newspaper received first place in the following categories: design; front page; news story by students Breanna Collins and Ariel Young; sports news by student Josh Beasley; sports feature by Christian Miller; news photo by Jessica Blackwell; sports photo by Troy Orgeron; feature photo by Troy Orgeron; single advertisement by Hailey Ishee; feature by Trey Howard; editorials by Heather Allen, Chance Clark and Ariel Young.

The

Radionian

also placed second for news, Ariel Young; third place for sports, Josh Beasley; third place for sports feature, Josh Beasley; third place for general interest column, Marianna Lunsford; third place for feature story, Troy Orgeron; second place for news photo, Anna Beth Houston; third place for sports photo, Anna Beth Houston; second place for single advertisement, Josue Gonzalez; second place for miscellaneous advertisement, Joseph Chip Cooley; second place for graphic, Hailey Ishee and third place for the website

.

Staff members swept the investigative package category, receiving first place for their package on online safety, second place for their package on beauty standards and third place for their package on sexual assault. Several members of the

Radionian

staff each wrote separate stories on these topics that were featured throughout the package. Staff members include Wes Herring, Dalton Middleton, Ian Yelverton, Bethany Smith, Marianna Lunsford, Ariel Young, Hailey Ishee, Chance Clark, and Breanna Collins.