CCC Student Journalists Win 20 Awards in State Competition

May 20, 2020, 15:18 PM by CCC Staff

This cover shot of the Clackamas Community College basketball team by Jonathan Villagomez ran on the cover of The Clackamas Print in November 2019 and won second place for sports photography among two-year colleges in the 2020 Oregon Collegiate Newspaper

Student journalists at Clackamas Community College won 20 awards at the 2020 Oregon Collegiate Newspaper Contest.

Among the awards were first-place prizes for column writing, sports writing, general writing and special section.

Students from The Clackamas Print, the news organization at CCC, also won awards in the two-year school category for their website, review writing, headline writing and photography.

Jacob Thompson, who has worked at the Print as a sports writer and editor, won first place awards for writing two years in a row.

Copy editor Victoria Drews won a first-place award for a concert review of The 69 Eyes at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland.

This year’s editor-in-chief, Jonathan Villagomez, won two awards for his photography.

The awards were presented by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.

“Every year we strive to do our best and it is no easy feat,” Villagomez said. “Getting to work and meet so many different people of different backgrounds and getting to tell their stories makes our job that much more fun and meaningful. None of this would be possible without my team.”

Journalism students at CCC can take classes and build a student website, newspaper and social media sites that train them for jobs in digital, print and broadcast journalism, as well as graphic design and photojournalism. Enrollment for fall term opens June 1.

Lori Hall

Media contact

Lori Hall

Public Information Officer