A total of 11 awards were won by members of the Campus Times staff in the 1998 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards, presented at the 20th Annual College Media Convention in New York City last weekend.
Former student Echelle Avelar and junior Laura Ambriz earned two Certificates of Merit for their photo spread “‘Explorientation’ at Pilgrim Pines” [Sept. 5, 1997] in the categories of Photo Story (Black and White) and Photo Layout. Senior Veero Der-Karabetian also won Third Place for Photo Layout and a Certificate of Merit for Photo Story (Black and White) for “Biology team travels Baja California” [Feb. 7, 1997].
Also in the Photo Layout category, Certificates of Merit were earned by senior Ryan Sones for “Hidden places found at La Verne” [Oct. 17, 1997] and senior Christie Reed for “Children explore talents in County Fair contests” [Sept. 19, 1997].
Sones also won a Certificate of Merit for Sports Photography Portfolio.
In the Tabloid Page One Design (Black and White) category, Certificates of Merit were won by Avelar [Feb. 7, 1997] and junior LaShanda D. Maze [Sept. 5, 1997].
Senior Katrina Hall earned a Certificate of Merit in the Single Subject Presentation (Double Truck Spread) category for “Date rape: The hidden epidemic” [Oct. 17, 1997]. Another Certificate of Merit was won in that category for “Students on campus fall for fashion trends” [Nov. 14, 1997] by Ambriz, junior Angelica Martinez and sophomore Jennifer Parsons.