Wingspan wins two awards in ASPA competition

For the 18th consecutive year, Laramie County Community College’s student newspaper, Wingspan, has taken top honors in the American Scholastic Press Association national competition.

Again the newspaper won the highest honor—first place with special merit in the category of junior/community colleges with enrollment of more than 1,701—according to Wingspan adviser Rosalind Schliske. The “special merit” designation is given to publications that, according to ASPA judges, are “an outstanding example of a scholastic publication in format, content and presentation.”

In addition, a legislative story, “Compromise found in curriculum overhaul,” on the Hathaway Scholarship program was named outstanding non-school related story. It was written by Hailey Hammon, of Cheyenne, and daughter of LCCC President and Mrs. Darrel Hammon. A 2007 graduate of LCCC, she now attends Brigham Young University.

Editors during the 2007 competition year during the spring semester were Greg Pratz, of Cheyenne, and Laura Nelson, of Pine Bluffs, both now at the University of Wyoming.
Editors during the fall semester were Chris Arneson, of Cheyenne, and Lauren Daly, of Wheatland.