by MARLA NEWSOM
Last month, Cumberland County College’s student college newspaper The Voice, submitted several articles, written by current students, to the NJ College Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Press Foundation. The contest was open to all New Jersey student-run college newspapers and digital news organizations. The submissions were for both writing, photography, and design. In total, 38 entries were allowed to be submitted by each college. This year CCC submitted 14 entries in all categories and three current students placed.
One of The Voice’s most dedicated photographers, Josh Carll, placed 2nd for his picture featured in his own article titled, “Horizontal life pauses: Is naptime the right time for you?”. Carll is currently studying Public Relations, Journalism, and Communications at CCC and is ecstatic about winning an award in photography. “I just love what I do and try to capture the real sides of things,” Carll said. During his free time, Carll enjoys writing short stories, books, and poems. He also does photography on the side for his own personal pleasure. He will graduate this spring, with hopes to have a career in management.
Georgia “don’t forget the I” Salvaryn also placed 2nd for her article titled, “Mass shootings in America.” She is currently studying Journalism and is planning to graduate in the spring. She enjoys writing short stories as well as poems during her free time. Salvaryn will continue her education at Montclair University in the fall with hopes to earn her Bachelors degree and possibly Masters degree in Journalism.
Lastly, one of our most free-spirited writers, Kylee Bagley, not only placed 2nd for her article, “Human Trafficking in the USA”, but also 1st place for her picture of Francisco Poblet. Bagley currently studies Journalism and plans to get earn her Associates degree in the spring. As well as being a talented writer, Bagley also interns for the Salvation Army. Bagley is continuing her education at Rutgers in the fall, planning to earn her Bachelors degree in English as well as minor in Journalism.
Due to conflicting schedules, none of the winners were able to attend the award ceremony held on April 9. The winners received their awards in the mail, and Professor Post and the Journalism students plan to celebrate in class. The past and current journalism and publication students strive to write and design the best newspaper they can. We hope to satisfy readers and leave them excited for the next edition.