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The staff of the Et Cetera student newspaper won a Pacemaker Award 
and several indvidual honors at the National College Media Convention 
in Dallas.

The Et Cetera student newspaper has won the national Pacemaker Award, the highest honor for college media organizations.

The award, which honored work published in the 2016-17 academic year, was announced Oct. 28 at the National College Media Convention in Dallas. David Silva, former Et Cetera editor in chief, accepted the award. 

The Et Cetera won Pacemakers, awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press, in 2014 and 2011 and was nominated in 2015, 2012, 2000 and 1999.

Staffers also received individual national awards from ACP and the College Media Association. The individual contests place two-year and four-year schools in the same category, so these awards are outstanding achievements for our students. 

Eastfield graduate Emylee Lucas
First Place, Best Advertisement, CMA
Second Place, Best Comic Strip, CMA
Honorable Mention, Best Newspaper Entertainment Page/Spread, CMA
Honorable Mention, Comic Panel/Strip, ACP

Eastfield student Manuel Guapo
Second place, House Ad, ACP

Eastfield graduate David Sanchez
Third Place, Best Sports Feature Photo, CMA

Eastfield graduate Martha Especulta
Fifth Place, Editorial Cartoon, ACP

Eastfield students James Hartley and David Silva, graduate Taylor Roberts and former student Katrina Bond
Fifth Place, Diversity Series, ACP
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The staff won the following Best of Show awards from ACP for recently published work:
Fifth Place, Newspaper Two-Year
Eighth Place, Website Large School
Ninth Place, Multimedia Package

Twelve staff members attended the convention, where they participated in training sessions and heard speeches by journalists including WFAA's Dale Hansen, former "Face The Nation" host Bob Schieffer and KERA's Stella Chavez.

Follow the links in the story to see the award-winning work.