Gordon State College Student Newspaper Wins Five Awards at GCPA

The Claymore Editorial Board, from left, Megan Etheridge, Charlie McDermitt, Savannah Boyd, Avery Bray and Alec Sosa.

The Claymore, the student newspaper at Gordon State College, won five awards at the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The staff competed against schools with established journalism programs and enrollments of up to 8,000 students.

This was the second consecutive year that The Claymore won first place for most improved publication.

Improvement: 1st Place, staff

Best Sports Story: 1st Place, Zachery Findley, "Harlem Globetrotter to Highlander Coach"

Best Sports Photo: 2nd Place, Danielle Samuels, photo of basketball player Reed Dungan.

Best Entertainment Story: 2nd Place, Bridget Ingram, "The Magic of Success"

Best Entertainment Story: 3rd Place, Sharri-Ann Solomon, "A Play for our Times"