Goshen College students win state awards for newspaper, literary publication

ICPA awards
Armarlie Grier, Kate Yoder and Phil Scott display some of the awards won by Goshen College students at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association convention on April 5, 2014. (Photo contributed)

Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media. 

ICPA presented awards at its annual conference on April 5 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Among the winners were staff members of The Record, the student newspaper, and Red Cents, the student arts journal.

Eleven staff members of The Record received individual awards.

Phil Scott received first place for Best Editorial Cartoon, titled “Out to lunch with grandpa.” Isaac Fast took first place in Best Overall Design for the Oct. 10, 2013 issue. Fast also won second place for Best Front Page, Sept. 2013, third place for Best Sports Page, Oct. 10, 2013, and third place for Best Sports Feature, for “Breaking records in good company.”

Kate Yoder earned second place for Best Non-Deadline Reporting, with “Coinless laundry machines installed.” Doreen Arnold and Seth Zimmerman earned second place for Best Sports News with “Goshen College will host six marathons.” Additionally, Logan Miller and Twila Albrecht earned a second place spot for Best News or Feature Series, with “What should students call their professors?”

Lauren Stoltzfus and Becca Kraybill earned third place in the Best Themed Issue category with “Goshen celebrates Valentine’s Day.” Alex Pletcher’s photography won third place for both Best Feature Photo and Best News Photo. Christina Hofer earned third place in Best Entertainment Column with “Artist Corner: Abbie Miller.”

The Record also received several team awards. The fall 2013 staff earned second place for Best Single Issue for the Oct. 31, 2013 issue. The staff earned third place for Best Pullout/Wrap Section for “Go Goshen Go.” Additionally, the staff earned third place in the Newspaper of the Year for Division III.

The awards cover the calendar year 2013, during which time Kate Stoltzfus served as editor during the fall semester and Ariel Ropp during the spring semester. Duane Stoltzfus, professor of communication, serves as the paper’s advisor.

Red Cents, a literary and arts journal edited and published by Goshen College students, took several honors for its 2013 edition. Grace Parker won first place in Best Nonfiction Essay for her essay titled “Breathing Control.” Phil Scott earned first place in Best Short Poem for his poem, “Performance at Aldi.” Becca Kraybill earned second place for Best Free Verse Poem “Wen Hua Lu.” Red Cents won third place for Best Literary Magazine of the Year.

Mary Roth served as editor for the 2013 Red Cents edition. Ann Hostetler, professor of English, and Jessica Baldanzi, associate professor of English, co-advise the magazine.

The association’s annual contest recognizes the best student work in Indiana college newspapers and other publications. The Record is entered in Division III, for colleges with a non-daily publication and an enrollment of 2,000 or fewer full-time students, and Red Cents competes in a single division against all colleges and universities in Indiana.