Thursday, December 17th, 2009

The Youngtown Edition, the student newspaper at the County College of Morris, has been awarded a Silver Medal by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association for its work in the 2008-2009 school year.

The Youngtown has been participating in this con­test for 10 years and has won two gold medals as well as several silver and bronze medals.

The CSPA, a department of Columbia University, was established in 1925 with hopes of improving student publications. Each publication entered in the contest is evaluated and judged on a number of criteria.

The Youngtown was cited for several features, including its entertainment section, which the judges praised for “reader engagement and interest.”

The Youngtown editor in chief is Frank Blaha, the managing editor is Tori Finn, the paper’s advisor is CCM Professor Matthew Ayres and the coordinator is Dr. Noel Robinson.

“I’m proud of the students and anyone who is part of the Youngtown,” said Ayres. “This award is a testament to all their hard work. All past and present contributors should be very proud of this wonder­ful achievement.”