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February 23, 2016

The student newspaper at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College received four overall awards and eight individual awards at the recent Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) competition in Athens.

Dr. Thomas Grant, advisor to “The Stallion,” said the publication received second place for General Advertising Excellence and third place for Best Website, Best Campus Community Service – Sports, and Improvement Award.  All general awards fall under the GCPA Division B.

In individual categories, the ABAC newspaper claimed nine awards. All individual awards fall under the group one division.

Jenna Pope, a politics and modern cultures major from Norman Park, received first place for Best News Article Based on Investigative Reporting. Remington Miller, a writing and communication major from Tifton, was awarded third place in the same category.  Mary Roy, an English major from Miami, Fla., won second place for Best Editorial or Editorial Series. Second place for Best Entertainment Feature was awarded to Lisa Stephens, a writing and communication major from Turin.

In the Best Review category, Dalton Spangler, a diversified agriculture major from Groveland, Fla., took second place.  Joshua Clements, a writing and communication major from Chula, won third place for Best Column.

In the field of photography, Rachel Frantz, an English major from Sylvester, won first place for Best Photo Essay.  Pope earned a second plaque with a third place for Best Sports Photograph, and Grace Holland, a journalism and mass media major from Tifton, received third place for Best Editorial or Feature Photograph.
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