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Butler Community College Wins 41 Awards at the Kansas Collegiate Media Conference

Butler Community College Magazine team wins awards.
Published: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Both Butler's student Newspaper and Magazine were Silver Medalists.

Butler Community College’s Mass Communication Department took home 41 awards from the Kansas Collegiate Media Conference, April 9-10. Butler’s newspaper, Butler Lantern, was named Silver Medalist for the All-Kansas Award for two-year schools and newspapers. The Lantern picked up 22 other awards. The Grizzly, the college’s full-color, high-gloss magazine, received a Silver Medal overall award, in addition to 18 other awards.

Also, Jaycie Wunder won a $1,000 scholarship from the Society of Professional Journalists at Gridiron 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre in early April. The scholarship is named the “Big Fish in a Small Pond Scholarship.”

Butler Lantern students that helped contribute to the overall award are Hayley Smith, Olivia Vest, Hunter Fullhart, Caleb Thornton (Eureka High School), Matt Cooper, Kaitlin Parks (North High School), Victoria Lemon, Tyler Krenzin, Tesla Bethel, Sergio Cisernos, Connor Defletsen, and Jack Clayton (East High School).

Individual placings for Butler Lantern at the Kansas Collegiate Media Awards include:

Hunter Fullhart – (Arkansas City High School)

3rd—News Photography


Honorable Mention—Photo Essay

Honorable Mention—Front Page Design

Hayley Smith – (Conway Springs High School)

1st—Page Design

3rd—Page Design

Honorable Mention—Copy Editing

Honorable Mention—Review Writing

Dominic Brown- (Bishop Carroll High School)

1st—Feature Photography

2nd—News Photography

Honorable Mention—Photo Essay

Honorable Mention—Feature Photography

Tesla Bethel – (Circle High School)

1st—Headline & Design

2nd—Page Design

Matt Cooper – (El Dorado High School)

1st –Review Writing

3rd—Column Writing

Honorable Mention—Column Writing

Charles Chaney (Antlers High School, Okla.)

Honorable Mention—Sports Feature Writing

Tyler Krenzin – (Abilene High School)

2nd—Headline Writing & Design

Olivia Vest – (Rose Hill High School)

2nd—Editorial Writing

Shelby Robertson – (Northeast Magnet High School)


Tyson Lawson – (Central High School, Burden, Kan.)

Honorable Mention—Sports News Writing

Victoria Lemon – (Maize High School)

1st—Page Design

Kristina Chora – (Salina High School)

3rd—Page Design

Grizzly Magazine students that helped contribute to the overall award are Jaycie Wunder, Max McGlaun, Emily Beckman, Tatum Sturdivant, Nadine Armstrong (Council Grove) and Allison Simon (Eureka).

Individual awards for The Grizzly include:

Max McGlaun – (Derby High School)

1st—Caption Writing

1st—Mini-Feature/Sidebar Writing

3rd—Feature Writing

Honorable Mention—Caption Writing

Emily Beckman – (Derby High School)

1st—Copy Editing

2nd—Feature Writing

Honorable Mention—Headline Art/Design

Honorable Mention—Mini-Feature/Sidebar Writing

Hannah Howe – (Caney Valley High School, Caney, Kan.)

1st—Cover Design

3rd—Table of Contents

Honorable Mention—Table of Contents

Allanah Taylor (contributor) – (Derby High School)

Honorable Mention—Illustrations

Jaycie Wunder – (Caney Valley High School, Caney, Kan.)

1st—News/Event Writing

2nd—Copy Editing

Tatum Sturdivant – (Northwest High School)

2nd—Table of Contents

Honorable Mention—Table of Contents

Honorable Mention—Headline Art/Design

Activity scholarships, which cover tuition and books, are available each semester for The Grizzly and The Lantern staff. Members of The Grizzly staff have claimed Journalist of the Year award from the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press for nine of the past ten years.