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LLCC Lamp student newspaper wins statewide awards

Press contact: Lynn Whalen

SPRINGFIELD — The Lamp student newspaper at Lincoln Land Community College won 14 awards, including three first-place honors, at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association annual conference April 8 at Eastern Illinois University. 

Sara Mullen of Nokomis won first place for feature writing and third place for headline writing. 

Eight students sit at a picnic bench outside Menard Hall with food and drinks while at the Multicultural Fest.
Lamp photographer Emily Leers won first place for news photo for this picture of LLCC students gathering to eat on campus at the 2021 Multicultural Festival.

Addison Keeley of Springfield won first place for news column and third place for sports column, page design and reporter of the year.

Emily Leers of Taylorville won first place for news photo (pictured).

Evan Langellier of Virden won second place for news story.

Maddy Wycoff of Springfield won third place for feature writing. 

Honorable-mention awards went to Chris Koorzen of Loami for headline writing and Kalei Ramirez of Springfield for news photo.

The Lamp staff won third place for best student media, which is calculated based on the awards won in the contest, and the Mike Foster General Excellence award, which recognizes overall quality of print and online publications. The staff also received an honorable mention for news story of the year.

The Lamp is published in print and online.