Publication earns four CSPA awards
Laramie County Community College’s student newspaper, Wingspan, captured four individual awards called Gold Circle awards in New York City in early November in a national contest competing with four-year universities.
The awards were presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the June 2010–June 2011 contest year.
Staff members who captured Gold Circle awards were as follows:
- Courtney Tray, formerly of Cheyenne, now of Laramie, second place, photo layout of two or more pages, for a pullout centerspread of the spring 2011 rodeo team;
- Cody Tucker, formerly of Cheyenne, now of Douglas, a certificate of merit, sports page design, for a layout of rodeo team member Loncey Johnson called “Runaway Train”;
- Tucker, certificate of merit, sports commentary, for a column about attending sporting events across the country called “Stub Life”;
- Tucker and Tray, certificate of merit, op-ed or news analysis page design, tabloid format, for the “Stub Life” column.
Tray, who was Wingspan Online editor, is now the chief copy editor for the Branding Iron at the University of Wyoming, and Tucker, who was Wingspan sports editor, is now the sports editor for the Douglas Budget.
Wingspan faculty advisers are Rosalind Schliske and J.L. O’Brien. The CSPA has been operated as part of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since 1925. In addition to newspapers, awards are given to yearbooks and magazines.