The Current walked away with General Excellence for third year in a row.

The American River Current walked away with the General Excellence award for the third year in a row, along with other awards. (Photo by Emily Mello)

The American River Current staff brought home 10 awards for on-the-spot and write-in competitions during the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Northern California Conference at San Jose State University, on Nov.16. 

The conference gives journalism students a chance to attend workshops and compete in several different on-the-spot competitions, including a multitude of journalism-related assignments such as news, photography and copy editing. 

For the third year in a row, the Current walked way with a General Excellence award. 

The publication’s Photo and Multimedia Editor Ashley Hayes-Stone took first place for environmental portrait, along with a second place award for online photo essay. 

Hayes-Stone was also awarded fourth place for online photo essay, along with former Managing Editor Hannah Yates and former Arts and Culture Editor Patrick Hyun Wilson. Hyun Wilson also received a second place award for sports action photo. Hayes-Stone also walked away with a fourth place award for sports feature photo. 

Editor-In-Chief Jennah Booth was awarded honorable mention for profile feature story, and Sports Editor Thomas Cathey took honorable mention for critical review.

The publication’s former Sports Editor Gabe Carlos won an honorable mention for sports story, and Staff Writer Oden Taylor was also awarded an honorable mention for the on-the-spot editorial cartoon competition.   

About the Author

Emily Mello
Emily Mello is in her third semester with the Current and her second semester as Photo Editor. Mello is a recreation/journalism major and hopes to transfer to a four year college to finish her education back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mello hopes to pursue a career in the sports area since she is a huge fan of soccer and sports in general.

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