More national recognition for LCCC’s student newspaper

CHEYENNE, WYO. — Laramie County Community College's student media organization placed in the American Copy Editors Society headline contest for the fourth year in a row.

The Wingspan staff took second place in the student publications category. LCCC is the only two-year school that has been honored in this competition but had never previously placed higher than third.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took first-place honors. LCCC beat out Baylor University, which placed third.

The selection of headlines from LCCC included "Death penalty still alive," "Gun bill misfires on Senate floor," and "Good play beyond a shadow of a 'Doubt'."

The award was announced this month at the ACES 20th annual conference in Portland, Oregon. The headlines will be featured in a book alongside other contest winners including National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.

For the 2015 calendar year, Erica Klimt, Daniel Martinez, Shari Johnson, Jessica Dawkins and Amber Munjar served as Wingspan editors and Rosalind Schliske, Jacob Sherlock and J.L. O'Brien served as advisers.

The Wingspan can be found online at wingspan.lccc.wy.edu.