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
- Kyler Schardein, second place, “The Movement to Remove a Confederate Soldier Statue from Liberty”
- Michaela Esau, first place, “The impact of community on learning”
- The Hilltop Monitor Editorial Board, honorable mention, “Letter from the Editorial Board: Black lives matter”
- Zachary Dube, honorable mention, “Opinion: Now is not the time for Amy Coney Barrett to join the Supreme Court”
- Sofia Arthurs-Schoppe, second place, “Volunteer programs in China cut short as coronavirus spreads”
- Catherine Dema and Christina Kirk, honorable mention, “Students and alumni attend local protests in opposition to racism and police brutality”
- Savannah Hawley, first place, “Recap of the Current Athletic Season”
- Hayley Michael, honorable mention, “Working Out While Making It Work”
In-Depth News Reporting
- Catherine Dema, honorable mention, “Jewell overhauls orientation mentor program in radical inclusivity efforts, COVID-19 response”
- Christina Kirk, first place, “Jewell uses Intercultural Development Inventory to assess cultural competence”
- Catherine Dema and Christina Kirk, second place, “Jewell cuts 2021-2022 tuition by 45% to increase price transparency”
- Agatha Gutierrez, second place, “Go Your Own Way: An Advice Piece”
- Michaela Esau, third place, “How to be good when the world is bad”
- Christina Kirk, first place, “Opinion: Enough with the looks-policing in women’s sports”
- Krista Halstead, third place, “Movie Review: The Boys in the Band”
- Kari Tott, second place, “Appreciating What Earth Has to Offer”
- Minnie Goodbody, first place, “Cartoon: 2020’s New College Reality”
- Kitt Wilhelm, second place, “Kitt’s Toons #30”
- Christina Kirk, second place, “Intentions for Re-Opening: National Statistics”
- Claire Henry, third place, “Do I need to wash my mask?”
- Christina Kirk and Savannah Hawley, third place