Observer recognized with 13 awards by ICCJA


Lance Lagoni

Members of the Fall 2019 Observer staff pose on a sidewalk in Washington DC. The staff attended the ACP/CMA conference.

Observer staff

The Observer staff was recognized with 13 awards by the Illinois Community College Journalism Association. While the conference was cancelled this spring due to COVID-19, awards were mailed to each staff.

The staff was recognized in the following categories:

1st place- Shealeigh Voitl- Feature writing- read her story here;

1st place- Camryn Cutinello, Lance Lagoni, and Kristen Flojo- Multimedia story- read the story, see the images and watch the video here;

1st place- Juan Castillo- News column- read his story here;

2nd place- Camryn Cutinello- Feature writing (for the story within the multimedia story above);

2nd place- Shealeigh Voitl- News story; read her story here;

2nd place- Lance Lagoni- News photo; see his photo here

2nd place- Observer staff- Best website;

2nd place- Julissa Luna- Page design;

3rd place- Hadley Corbett- Arts review; read her story here;

3rd place- Lance Lagoni- Sports photo; see his photo here;

3rd place- Observer staff- headline writing;

4th place- Julissa Luna- Front page design;

4th place- Kristen Flojo- Sports photo; see her photo here