The Hilltop Monitor comes out on top at MCMA award ceremony

The Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) held its annual award ceremony April 9. The event was held virtually due to COVID-19, with the pre-recorded ceremony being posted on the organization’s Facebook. 

The Hilltop Monitor, William Jewell College’s student newspaper, came out on top in its division, winning first place in the Sweepstakes category, along with 21 awards in various individual categories. This is the third year in a row The Hilltop Monitor has taken home a win in the Sweepstakes category. 

The awards given by MCMA honor the best work published by college newspapers across Missouri in the calendar year of 2020. 

The Hilltop Monitor competed in Division 3, which consists of publications from small four-year colleges and universities across Missouri. Included in this division along with Jewell are Avila University, Culver-Stockton College, Drury University, Evangel University, Missouri Valley College and Park University. 

A list of the awards granted to The Hilltop Monitor staff are listed below:


  • The Hilltop Monitor Staff, first place

News Writing

Editorial Writing

Feature Writing

Sports Writing

In-Depth News Reporting

Investigative Reporting


Sports Column

Entertainment Review

Feature Photography

Nonpolitical/Entertainment Cartoon

Information Graphic

Website Design

  • Christina Kirk and Savannah Hawley, third place

Christina Kirk

Christina Kirk is the Editor-in-Chief of The Hilltop Monitor. She is a senior majoring in Oxbridge: Institutions & Policy and international relations.

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