Idaho Press Club awards NIC student newspaper first place

Staff members from North Idaho College’s The Sentinel newspaper continue to rake in awards, winning first place for General Excellence in a college newspaper from the Idaho Press Club Best of 2012 Annual Awards Student Division.

The University of Idaho’s newspaper The Argonaut won second place and Boise State University’s The Arbiter won third place.

Idaho Press Club awards received by staff members from NIC’s The Sentinel include:

General Excellence – Student
First – The Sentinel – North Idaho College

Light Feature – Student
First – Christina Villagomez, of Hayden, for “Wilco Chicago band rocks Spokane”
Third – Devin Heilman, of Coeur d’Alene, for “NIC’s own weather Mann”

Column Writing – Student
Second – Noura Alfadl-Andreasson, of Athol, for “Free from Facebook Folly”

Editorial – Student
First – Kaye Thornbrugh, of Hayden, for “Fit to Print”

Headlines – Student
First – The Sentinel – North Idaho College

Sports News Report – Student
Third – Eric Rivera, of Spokane Valley, Wash., for “Cecil Exposed”

Page Design – Student
Third – The Sentinel – North Idaho College – selection of three

Graphics – Student
First – Sarah Munds, of Hauser, for “Finding peace, self-acceptance in the communal universe”

Photography – Student
First – Gabe Green, of Vancouver, Wash., for “Rent Raises Money Blood Pressure”

For More Information
NIC Journalism Instructor and Sentinel Advisor Geoff Carr, (208) 769-3276 or

Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013

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