Posted at 4:30 p.m., April 18, 2016

Wingspan staff takes second in American Copy Editors Society Headline contest

LCCC places fourth year in a row

Laramie County Community College’s student media organization placed in the American Copy Editors Society Headline contest for the fourth year in a row.

The Wingspan staff took second place in the student publications category. LCCC is the only two-year school that has won in this competition and had never previously placed higher than third place.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel took first-place honors. LCCC beat out Baylor University’s Lariat, which placed third.

The winning selection of headlines from LCCC included “Death penalty still alive”, “Gun bill misfires on Senate floor” and “Good play beyond a shadow of a ‘Doubt’”.

The award was announced at the ACES 20th annual conference in Portland, Oregon, March 31-April 2 and the headlines will be featured in a book sponsored by The Associated Press alongside other contest winners National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Philadelphia Daily News and the New York Times.

Erica Klimt, Daniel Martinez, Shari Johnson, Jessica Dawkins and Amber Munjar served as LCCC Wingspan editors and Rosalind Schliske, Jacob Sherlock and J.L. O’Brien served as advisers for the 2015 calendar year.

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