ARC brings home 18 awards from JACC

American River College won 18 awards during the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) State Convention over the weekend of March 30, to April 1, in Sacramento. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Over the weekend, American River College was one of over a hundred schools to attend the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) State convention at the DoubleTree hotel in Sacramento. Schools are encouraged to submit articles and photos from the past year for its awards shows, and are also encouraged to participate in “On the Spot” contests for separate awards. ARC took home several awards including the general excellence award for The Current and the DAM! magazine publications, a meritorious award for enterprise news story for our coverage of the “sextortion” scandal last year, and Honorable Mentions for several other awards like News Photo, Illustration, and Magazine Layout. See Below for a full list of the 18 awards won by ARC.


  • Newspaper General Excellence
  • Magazine General Excellence
  • Honorable Mention (Illustration): Lidiya Grib
  • Honorable Mention (News Photo): Kyle Elsasser
  • Honorable Mention (Magazine Design/Layout): Jordan Schauberger and Joseph Daniels
  • Honorable Mention (Magazine Illustration): Allante Morris
  • Honorable Mention (Sports Feature Photo): Jordan Schauberger
  • Honorable Mention (Sports Action Photo): Jordan Schauberger
  • Honorable Mention(Inside Page Layout): Jordan Schauberger
  • Honorable Mention (Inside Page Layout): Jordan Schauberger
  • Honorable Mention (News Story): Jordan Schauberger
  • Enterprise News Story/Series: Jordan Schauberger and Hannah Darden
  • Fourth Place (Front Page Design): Jordan Schauberger
  • On the Spot Sports Writing (2nd place): Mack Ervin III
  • On the Spot Feature Photo (2nd place): Luis Gael Jimenez
  • On the Spot Feature Photo (3rd place): Cheyenne Drury
  • Online Photo Story/Essay (3rd place) Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael Jimenez
  • Editorial (4th place) The Current Staff
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Mack Ervin III
Mack Ervin III is a fourth semester student for the Current where he serves as co-managing editor and social media editor. He has previously served as sports editor and multimedia editor. He also co-runs a Sacramento Kings specific Twitter account. He plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento in Fall 2018.

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