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ACCC Student Newspaper Wins Four Awards

April 3, 2006

Atlantic Cape Community College's student newspaper, the "Atlantic Cape Review," has won four New Jersey Collegiate Press Awards, including third place for general excellence in a two-year college newspaper. It was the first time the ACCC paper has won an award in the category.

A record 21 colleges submitted 338 entries. Winners were honored at the NJCPA's spring conference held in Trenton today.

Individual winners in the 2005 NJCPA Better College Newspaper Contest award were:
• Grace Weschler, Atlantic City, first place for opinion writing for her article "Domestic Violence Victims Need Your Support."

• Alicia Hartgrove, Absecon, and Rebekah Zumwalt, Pleasantville, second place in feature writing for their "Taking a Closer Look at the MySpace Revolution."

• Zumwalt, a third place in opinion writing for a column headed, "Good News is Out There, It’s Just Not Cheap."

The contest was judged by active and retired writers, editors and photographers who are members of the New Jersey Press Association.

Carol Plum-Ucci, Absecon, adjunct instructor, is the Review's faculty advisor.