The American River Current walked away with 13 awards after attending the Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal Conference at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California on Nov. 3.
The conference includes journalism programs from community colleges across Northern California. Student journalists spent the day attending workshops and competing against each other in on-the-spot journalism competitions.
The Current won awards for on-the-spot competitions and submissions from previous semesters, including a General Excellence award.
Ashley Hayes-Stone, the Current’s multimedia and photo editor, took first place in both news photo and inside page design and former co-editor-in-chief Luis Gael Jimenez won first for a news story.
Former sports editor Mack Ervin III also took first for a sports game story.
Hannah Yates, co-managing editor, won fourth place and former co-editor-in-chief Brienna Edwards won an honorable mention for feature stories.
Hayes-Stone also won third place awards for sports feature photo and photo essay.
The Current staff also took third place in the editorial section.
Staff members also won three on-the-spot competition awards including second in copy editing from Yates, second in opinion writing from co-managing editor Alexus Hurtado and fourth place in editorial cartoon from editor-in-chief Jennah Booth.