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 LucasFirst Place, Best Advertisement, CMASecond Place, Best Comic Strip, CMAHonorable Mention, Best Newspaper Entertainment Page/Spread, CMAHonorable Mention, Comic Panel/Strip, ACP
Eastfield student Manuel GuapoSecond place, House Ad, ACP
Eastfield graduate David SanchezThird Place, Best Sports Feature Photo, CMA
Eastfield graduate Martha EspecultaFifth Place, Editorial Cartoon, ACP
Eastfield students James Hartley and David Silva, graduate Taylor Roberts and former student Katrina BondFifth Place, Diversity Series, ACPStory 1, Story 2, Story 3, Story 4, Story 5
The staff won the following Best of Show awards from ACP for recently published work:Fifth Place, Newspaper Two-YearEighth Place, Website Large SchoolNinth 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.