Signal gains KPA awards
The Baldwin City Signal's staff won 22 awards, including two first place showings, at Saturday's annual Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence. This year's KPA convention was in Overland Park.
Signal editor/publisher Jeff Myrick took first place in editorial writing. Signal staff writer Kristen Dymacek placed first in education writing. Both first-place honors were from editorials and stories written about the controversial book "We All Fall Down," which had been used in the freshman orientation class at Baldwin High School until a furor was unleashed over it in the fall.
Second-place honors were for: News and Writing Excellence; News Photography (Myrick); News Writing (Dymacek); Editorial Pages; Design and Layout Excellence; Agricultural Writing (Myrick); Editorial Cartoon (Gerard Arantowicz); Use of Photos; and Newspaper Web site.
Third-place awards were for: General Excellence; Series Writing (Dymacek); Youth Coverage (Dymacek); Feature Writing (Myrick); News Writing (Myrick); Sports Writing (Myrick); Sports Pages; and Special Section (Progress Edition).
Honorable mention selections were: Editorial Cartoon (Arantowicz); Sports Feature Writing (Myrick); and Feature Photography (Dymacek).