Plainsman Press staff members receive multiple awards from TCCJA

Staff members of the Plainsman Press received seven awards recently at the fall convention for the Texas Community College Journalism Association.

Brittany Brown, now a junior public relations major at Texas Tech University, placed first in the category of Sports News for her story on the SPC men’s basketball team reaching the championship game of the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament.

Josh Ramirez, a sophomore print journalism major from Lubbock, earned an Honorable Mention award in the category of Sports Feature for his story on a former college athlete who wrote a book about his football journey.

In the Feature Writing category, Nicole Trugillo, a sophomore print journalism major from Amherst, placed second for her story on Donna Ham’s battle with cancer. Also, Jayme Lozano, now a junior print journalism major at Texas Tech University, placed third in the Feature Writing category for her story on Alma Lopez and her cancer fight from diagnosis to recovery.

Lozano also was joined by Trugillo, Katlin Thompson of Lubbock, Skylar Hernandez and Chesanie Brantley, a sophomore photojournalism major from Sudan, for a Second Place award in the category of In-Depth/Investigative Series for their multi-part series titled “The Dreaded C Word.”

Hernandez, a sophomore photojournalism major from Santo, received  an Honorable Mention Award in the category of News Photo, for her photo taken at the “Slut Walk” event in Lubbock.

In addition, Devin Reyna, a sophomore photojournalism major from Anton, placed third in the category of Sports Action photo for her photo taken at an SPC men’s basketball game.

Members of the Plainsman Press have won 84 awards from the TCCJA since 2005.

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