Sentry wins awards

Sentry awards1Crowder’s student newspaper, the Crowder Sentry, recently earned a “first place with special merit” award from a national contest as well as 25 individual and group awards at the state level.

The “first place with special merit” award was given by the American Scholastic Press Association, headquartered in New York, based on a point system. The Sentry earned 955 out of 1000 possible points and therefore ranked at the highest level possible. The publication is analyzed on various categories such as content coverage, design, and adherence to professional standards of the journalism industry.

Also, Logan Stark, Neosho, won special recognition for non-school related article “A Peak of Joplin.”

At the state level, the Missouri Press Association co-sponsors the Missouri Collegiate Media Association to annually recognize outstanding achievement among Missouri’s college newspapers. The Sentry’s awards are as follows:

1st place:
Website:, Amelia Hill
Story Illustration, Becky Embry-Ross
Story Illustration, Logan Stark

2nd Place:
Best Overall Newspaper, Logan Stark and entire staff
Sweepstakes, Crowder Sentry
Sports Photography, Joshua Boley
Regular Column, Amanda Cook-Reese
Regular Column, Crystal Moody
Photo Page, Crystal Moody
Best Overall Newspaper, Dave Horvath
Sports Page, Becky Embry-Ross
Information Graphic, Becky Embry-Ross
Sports Page, Logan Stark
Entertainment Cartoon, Logan Stark

3rd Place
Investigative Reporting, Joshua Boley
Information Graphic, Joshua Boley
Photo Page, Joshua Boley
Multimedia, Amelia Hill
Multimedia, Becky Embry-Ross
Sports Column, Becky Embry-Ross
Editorial/Op-Ed Page, Shelly Yang
Editorial/Op-Ed Page, Logan Stark
Page One Design, Logan Stark
Feature Page, Logan Stark

Honorable Mention:
Advertising, Joshua Boley
Story Illustration, Joshua Boley
Feature Photography, Joshua Boley
Investigative Reporting, Brad Stout
In-Depth Reporting, Dave Horvath
In-Depth Reporting, Logan Stark
Editorial Cartoon, Logan Stark

Crowder offers an Associate of Art degree in the areas of journalism and public relations, graphic design and photography. Courses are available in photography and applied journalism this summer under “Communication” and in all areas in the fall.

For more information, contact Latonia Bailey, 417-455-5410,