"The Montclarion" Wins Journalism Awards

Photo: Kevin Schwoebel for The Montclarion

The current staff of The Montclarion. Seated, left to right: Jillian Keats (Photo Editor), Amanda Balbi (Features Editor), Nicole Simonetti (News Editor), Catherine Winters (Chief Copy Editor), Lori Wieczorek (Opinion Editor), Justin Handsman (Business Manager). Standing, left to right: Mark Banas (Graphics Editor), Mike Monostra (Sports Editor), Katherine Milsop (Managing Editor), Nelson DePasquale (Editor-in-Chief), James Carolan (Webmaster), Robert Aitken (Production Editor). Not pictured: Mark Gould (Arts and Entertainment Editor).

The Montclarion was honored with three awards in the 2009-2010 New Jersey College Newspaper Contest, which recognizes the achievements of staff members at New Jersey college newspapers.

This is the second year in a row that The Montclarion has been so honored. The contest attracted 315 entries from 13 college newspapers around the state. The Montclarion earned awards in the following categories:

Arts & Entertainment/Critical Writing
First place—Emily Golloub, former Montclarion Arts & Entertainment Editor

Column/Opinion Writing
Second place—Catherine Winters, Montclarion Copy Editor and Columnist

General Excellence
Second place—The Montclarion staff

Kristie Cattafi, who has since graduated, was the editor-in-chief during the competition period.

Read full coverage of the story online in The Montclarion.