‘Montgazette’ Students Earn Keystone Press Awards

March 6, 2014, Blue Bell/Pottstown, Pa.— Members of the editorial team of Montgomery County Community College’s student newspaper, The Montgazette, earned several awards in the
Two-Year College Division of the 2014 Student Keystone Press Awards Contest, a statewide journalism contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation.

Editor Julia Tasca, Collegeville, earned second place in the Feature Story category for her articles, “9/11: Interview with a New York Native” and “Montgazette Editor Goes to 9/11 Memorial.” Robert Fogarty, Cheltenham, took second place in the Personality Profile category for his article, “At 75, He’s Not Too Cool for School,” and Matthew Mitlas, Blue Bell, also earned second place for his column, “Student Yogi.”

Editor Harris Risell, Blue Bell, received an Honorable Mention for his column, “10 Questions,” and Susie Guhm, Bridgeport, received an Honorable Mention in the Personality Profile category for her article, “Pastry Chef Chad Durkin Shares his Recipe for Success.”

“I'm very proud of the students and their work,” said Diane VanDyke, Montgazette adviser. “The staff and contributors work diligently each month to produce a quality newspaper for the campus community.”

The students publish The Montgazette on a monthly basis from August through May. For more information, visit montgazette.wordpress.com.

-- Diane VanDyke