NCSU students receive statewide recognition in writing, design and photography

N.C. State Student Media’s Agromeck yearbook and Windhover literary and arts magazine were named “Best of Show” by the North Carolina College Media Association at its fifth annual statewide convention Feb. 18 at Winston-Salem State University. Technician and Nubian Message newspapers also received “Best of Show” recognition and the publications received 24 individual honors in writing, design and photography.

The 2011 Agromeck, edited by Susannah Brinkley, dominated the yearbook category. In addition to winning “Best of Show,” Agromeck also earned first and second (and sometimes third) place in each of the award categories. The book has already won numerous Gold Circle and Best of Collegiate Design awards and is up for a Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Best of Show-Yearbook
1: Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Indianhead UNC-Pembroke
3: Phi Psi Chi Elon University

Student Life Copy
1: Susannah Brinkley “Earth Advocate” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Susannah Brinkley “Campus Networking” Agromeck N.C. State University
3: Mark Herring “Permanent Ink” Agromeck N.C. State University
HM: Maria Hockaday “Who Is” Indianhead UNC-Pembroke
HM: Rachel Barone “Traditions” Phi Psi Chi Elon University

Agromeck spread on tattoos

Photographer Luis Zapata and writer Mark Herring won awards from the North Carolina College Media Association for this  Agromeck spread on Raleigh tattoo parlors.

Sports Copy
1: Brent Kitchen “Tumbling Around” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Jordan Moore “A Noisy pastime” Agromeck N.C. State University
3: Janna Blue “From the heart” Indianhead UNC-Pembroke
HM: Emily Kline “Unstoppable” Indianhead UNC-Pembroke

Photography
1: Luis Zapata “Fall Grad Flags” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Luis Zapata “Back Tattoo” Agromeck N.C. State University
3: Joel Beachum “Q‐Dogs, homecoming” Indianhead UNC-Pembroke
HM: David Mabe “Kay Yow Spring Football” Agromeck N.C. State University

Inside Spread Design
1: Susannah Brinkley “Lights, Camera, Fashion” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Sarah Stadler “Construction Zone” Agromeck N.C. State University
3: Susannah Brinkley “Fattening Fair Fare” Agromeck N.C. State University
HM: Janna Blue “Year (Face) Book” Indianhead UNC‐Pembroke
HM: Allison Zmozynski “News, Stay Informed” Phi Psi Chi Elon University

Ten literary magazines received recognition from NCCMA. This is Windhover’s first year taking first place “Best of Show” in the three-year-old contest. The same book, edited by Mollie Mohr, was named first place “Best of Show” by Associated Collegiate Press at the National College Media Convention in October 2011.

Best of Show – Literary Magazine
1: Windhover N.C. State University
2: Rebel 53 East Carolina University
3: Colonnades Elon University

Poetry
1: Laura White “After Our Rooftop Flight Over Old San Juan” Windover N.C. State University
2: Kellie Lewis “Mistress Ocean” Life Lines Barton College
3: Francis Jayrick Bayog “My Bernadette” The Aurochs UNC-Pembroke
HM: Nikki Raye Rice “Transformation” The Broad River Review Gardner-Webb University
HM: Natalie Lampert “This is the Heart” Colonnades Elon University
HM: Jamar Tyree “Justice: Public Law 103‐160” The Lyre Greensboro College
HM: Jack Arthur Wood “Holy Wishing” Greenleaf Review Guilford College

Nonfiction
1: Rachel Young “Blind Dates” The Aurochs UNC-Pembroke
2: Meg Hemmingsong “Bro‐Lepathy” Colonnades Elon University
3: Rebecca Pink “We Grew Up in the Bojangles Parking Lot” The Lyre Greensboro College
HM: Melanie Christensen-Lubinsky “Letter to Dana” Lifelines Barton College
HM: Kellie Lewis “Grannie’s Pizza” Lifelines Barton College
HM: Maggie Pahos “On Jigsaws and Doing it Right” Colonnades Elon University

Fiction
1: Cody Green “We are all of us stuck” Colonnades Elon University
2: Amy Snyder “Fire” The Broad River Review Gardner-Webb University
HM: Alexa Johnson “Flight” Colonnades Elon University
HM: Kaitlynn Moomau “Sassofras Farm” Lifelines Barton College
HM: Susan Ritchie “Haunted” Agora Belmont‐Abbey College

Photography/Art
1. Cathy Brown “Discovery” Rebel 53 East Carolina University
2. Sarah Linn Frohlich “Lizard” The Aurochs UNC‐Pembroke
3. Chris P. Fisher “Arab Dhow on a Stormy Sea” The Aurochs UNC‐Pembroke
HM: Deng Abiel Untitled The Lyre Greensboro College
HM: Katlyn Griffin “Hair Nest” Windhover N.C. State University

Two­ Page Spread
1. Courtney Leach “The Flood” The Colton Review 2011 Meredith College
2. Courtney Leach “Painted Souls” The Colton Review 2011 Meredith College
3. Chelsea Amato, Courtney Johnson, Jeremy Purser, Jacquie Rojanatavorn “Childhood” Windhover N.C. State University
HM: Chelsea Amato, Courtney Johnson, Jeremy Purser, Jacquie Rojanatavorn ”Dragon Colors” Windhover N.C. State University

Newspaper categories were divided between small and large schools. Results for the small school (enrollment of less than 6,000 students) are available from the NCCMA website.

Best of Show – Newspaper
1: The Daily Tar Heel University of North Carolina‐Chapel Hill
2: Technician N.C. State University
3: The East Carolinian East Carolina University
HM: The Western Carolinian Western Carolina University

Best of Show – Online News
1: The Daily Tar Heel dailytarheel.com UNC‐Chapel Hill
2: Technician technicianonline.com N.C. State University
3: Nubian Message thenubianmessage.com N.C. State University
HM: East Carolinian theeastcarolinian.com Eastern Carolina University
HM: Pine Needle uncp.edu/pineneedle University of North Carolina-Pembroke

Photography
1: Brent Kitchen “After the fire” Technician N.C. State University
2: Allison Russell “Expression Uncensored” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
3: Jordan Moore “69 years old and still serving it up” Technician N.C. State University
HM: Spencer Herlong “Thrown to the Wolves” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Kenneth Hawkins “Part 2 Probate” The A&T Register N.C. A&T University

woman crying after fire

This photo by Brent Kitchen following a fire at Gorman Crossing apartments in July 2011 earned first place in newspaper photography from the North Carolina College Media Association.

Design
1: Alyssa Bailey and CeCe Paseval “Choose your horror” The Daily Tar Heel UNC‐Chapel Hill
2: Taylor Cashdan and Biko Tushinde “Stafford announces resignation” Technician N.C.State University
3: Kelly McHugh and Lauren McCay “10 years later” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Taylor Cashdan “DC Comics” Technician N.C. State University
HM: Katie Haifield “Students remember 9/11 ten years later” The East Carolinian East Carolina University

News Writing
1: Daniel Wiser “Unsustainable Path” The Daily Tar Heel UNC‐Chapel Hill
2: Caitlin Hunnicutt “Police respond to gunman threat” The East Carolinian East Carolina University
3: Andy Thomason “Christian group ousts gay member” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Caleb Gray “WCU’s finances OK despite overall outlook reduced to ‘negative’ by Moody’s” The Western Carolinian Western Carolina University
HM: Lex Menz and Justin Caudell “Voting issues plague SGA election: Eaves/Page win” The Western Carolinian Western Carolina University

Feature Writing
1: Andrew Branch “Six years later; ‘It won’t ever be the same’” Technician N.C. State University
2: Jeanna Smialek “A halt to panhandling” The Daily Tar Heel UNC‐Chapel Hill
3: Jenelle McMillion and Sylvia Obell “A cry for help” A&T Register N.C. A&T University
HM: Chelsea Bailey “UNC students recall living in New York” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Tyler Auffhammer “Before they were educators: Dr. Todd Collins, Political Science” The Western Carolinian Western Carolina University

Sports Writing
1: Kelly Parsons “Just take it, and run” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
2: R. Cory Smith “Holloway returns to ‘dream job’ with Wolfpack” Technician N.C. State University
3: Nick Phillips “Britt doesn’t let his height hold him back” The Pine Needle UNC‐Pembroke
HM: Sean Fairholm “The art of silence” Technician N.C. State University
HM: Jeniece Jamison “As Wilson departs, Glennon walks a different path” Technician N.C. State University

Opinion Writing
1: C. Ryan Barber “On to the state” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
2: Chelsea Francis “My letters from the war” Technician N.C. State University
3: Andrew Harrell “A degree in four minutes, not years” The Daily Tar Heel UNC‐Chapel Hill
HM: Trumaine McCaskill “Wanted: Black Men in the classroom” The A&T Register N.C. A&T University
HM: Justin Caudell “Don’t make it rougher for the unemployed” The Western Carolinian Western Carolina University