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Community college newspaper sets record

Bucks County Community College’s student-run newspaper the Centurion earned 15 Student Keystone Press Awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation for 2019, the most ever in one year, including eight first-place prizes.

That brings the total awards that the newspaper has won in the two-year college division of the statewide contest to 108 since it began entering in 2010. It placed first in General News, Ongoing News Coverage, Public Service/Enterprise Package, Feature Story, Personality Profile, Feature Photo, Website, and Video Story. The paper also won honors for packages of stories about the #MeToo movement, the Parkland school shooting and resulting protests, and the 2018 midterms.

To read the Centurion, To learn more about the journalism program at Bucks, or contact professor Tony Rogers at or 215-968-8165.

The Centurion won the following awards, presented at the America East Media Business and Technology Conference in Hershey, on April 3.

– General News, first place: “Pastor Aden Pays Yet Another Visit to the Newtown Campus” by Francis Klingenberg
– General News, honorable mention: “Bucks Student is Arrested for Making Threat” by Sarah Siock;
– Ongoing News Coverage, first place: “Parkland Shooting/March For Lives” by Hal Conte, Connor Donaghy, Matthew Aquino and Shannon Harrar;
– Ongoing News Coverage, second place: “The 2018 Midterms” by Sarah Siock, John Fey, Keri Marable and Jennifer Abele;
– Public Service/Enterprise Package, first place: “The #MeToo Movement” by Gabby Houck, Jillian Broskey, Jocelyn Pappas and Tyler Creighton;
– Feature Story, first place: “Philly Inquirer Columnist Mike Sielski on Twitter, Super Bowl & Fake News In New Age of Sports Journalism” by Julia Pacifico;
– Feature Story, honorable mention: “The Opioid Epidemic: It Starts With Us” by Gabby Houck;
– Personality Profile, first place: “A Sit Down with Bucks Instructor and Congressional Candidate Steve Bacher” by Gabby Houck;
– Feature Photo, first place: “Three Cooks, 70 Reserved Tables, 100 Degree Kitchens: How Angela Shellenberger Takes the Heat, Every Day” by Joe Roatche;
– News Photo, second place: “Pastor Aden Pays Yet Another Visit to the Newtown Campus” by Francis Klingenberg;
– Layout and Design, honorable mention: Gabby Houck, Shannon Harrar, Centurion Staff;
– Website, first place: Centurion Staff;
– Video Story, first place: “Animal Adoption Event” by Julia Pacifico;
– Video Story, second place: “Doylestown Hosts Women’s March” by Hal Conte;
– Video Story, honorable mention: “Bucks Men’s Basketball” by Macy Moors.

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