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BCC Student Journalists Honored with Statewide Awards

Magazine, newspaper, radio and television achievements recognized at state conferences
Published: Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Magazine, newspaper, radio and television achievements recognized at state conferences.

Butler Community College students from the Mass Communications department won individual and group awards at two statewide contests.  Radio and television students competed in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Student Production contest and The Lantern newspaper and the Grizzly magazine staff were recognized for their excellent work at the Kansas Collegiate Media (KCM) conference. 


Seven radio and television students received awards for their work over the past year.  Mariana Gonzales-Rangel earned first place in the Audio Station Promotional Announcement category, and Adrian Holguin earned two second-place awards for his audio work. Butler competed against students from 2-year and 4-year schools as well as graduate schools at the KAB conference, taking home three times as many awards as all other 2-year colleges combined and ranking fifth in the state among 4-year universities. 


The Lantern newspaper staff placed second in the Overall Kansas division for 2-year newspapers at the KCM conference and six students earned individiual awards. Jennifer Anima-Valdez, Editor-in-Chief, placed first in Editorial Writing for her entry “Hygiene Products Are” and The Lantern staff placed first in Social Media Reporting for their entry “The Instrumental Concert.” 


Five members of The Grizzly magazine staff also received awards at the KCM conference. Brayden Oneal received first place in the category Magazine – Sports Photography and Jensen Wiebe, Brayden Oneal and Kaden Warner received second place in the category Photo Story.


List of Student Awards

By Caleb Sanderson