Posted at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 7, 2015
Wingspan staffers finalists for national awards
Two Laramie County Community College media students have been named finalists for Associated Collegiate Press awards, a national competition in which two-year school students compete with four-year school students.
Current LCCC student Ike Fredregill is again a finalist for photo excellence in environmental portraiture for his photograph of retired instructor Rich Laidlaw. Last year, Fredregill took second place in environmental portraiture for a photo of an LCCC tutor, Tanya Salih.
Vycktoryja Selves has been named a finalist for story of the year in the diversity category for her story “Experience of lifetime,” about time spent in Sierra Leone during the summer of 2014. Selves has transferred Seattle Central College where she is now studying commercial photography.
The ACP Pacemaker awards are considered the Pulitzer Prize of the student press.
Winners for the competition will be announced at ACP’s national convention in Austin, Texas, Oct. 28-Nov. 1. The contest is co-sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation.
Wingspan faculty advisers for 2014-2015 were Rosalind Schliske and J.L. O’Brien.