Pleiad Wins Statewide Awards for Excellence
The Pleiad, Albion College's student newspaper, continues to demonstrate excellence among its peer publications, a fact underscored by the Michigan Collegiate Press Association (MCPA). The Pleiad received five awards for stories and design published during the 2007-08 academic year.
The contest was open to student newspaper members of the MCPA, and was cosponsored by the Michigan Collegiate Press Association, an association of advisers of the MPA student newspaper members.
"It's easy to forget when you put in so many hours writing a story and editing on the Pleiad staff that people are actually reading your stories," said one Albion winner, Ben Stark, a senior from Westlake, Ohio. "I'm very proud and I know the rest of staff is very proud. It's always great to get some validation after many months of hard work. The Pleiad experience has been absolutely phenomenal and we're just glad we have readers."
This marks the fourth straight year the Pleiad has received multiple Division II awards from the MCPA, and the second straight year winning the Non-Deadline Story category. Division II school publications include the Grand Valley State University Lanthorn, the Hillsdale College Collegian, and the Valley Vanguard of Saginaw Valley State University.
"Last year's Pleiad editors and writers had a tremendous amount of energy and creativity and really worked well together as a staff," commented Pleiad adviser Laura Williams. "They really earned their awards."
The Pleiad award winners are:
Non-Deadline Story -- 1st place
"Dedicated Force" by Calli McCain, '09
Non-deadline Story -- 3rd place
"Not Green Enough" by Ben Stark, '09
Feature Story -- 3rd place
"True Life" by Calli McCain, '09
News Special Section -- 3rd place
"The Housing Game" (Lindsay Zeigin-Netter, '08, and staff editors)
Sports Page Design -- 2nd place
Danni Wysocki, '10