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Mt. Hood Community College wins awards

The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College’s independent student newspaper, won seven awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2016 Collegiate Day conference and awards earlier this month.

Among them was first place for general excellence among all Oregon community college publications. It’s the second time in the past four years the newspaper has earned the top spot.

Led by 2015-16 Editor in Chief Adam Elwell, the Advocate also earned the following awards: best series, second place (MHCC bond coverage); best editorial, third place (Adam Elwell); best sports photo, first place (Beka Haugen); best graphic, first place (Ayla Buckner); best cartooning, second place (Heather Golan); best spot news photo, second place (Ben Baxter). Members of The Advocate’s editorial board and faculty advisers Daniel Ernst and Howard Buck attended the event.