A&T REGISTER WINS FIRST PLACE AWARDS

The A&T Register, the weekly student newspaper serving North Carolina A&T State University, won four awards at the 14th annual BCCA Excellence in Journalism Student Newspaper Awards. The contest results were announced Feb. 11,  during the 14th annual National HBCU Student News Media Conference, which was held at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. Contest entries reflect the 2011 spring, summer and fall semesters.

In addition to the staff, two students were recognized for their work on The A&T Register. Those students include:
Kelcie McCrae, a senior journalism major/print concentration, who is from Clayton, NC. McCrae is the editor in chief of The A&T Register. In addition to The A&T Register, her writing credits include the News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) and Green Bay (Wisconsin) Gazette. She is part of the 2011 Chips Quinn class.
Sylvia Obell, a senior journalism major/print concentration, is from Ewing, N.J.  Obell is the managing editor of The A&T Register. In addition to The A&T Register, her writing credits include the News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) and Advocate Messenger (Danville, Ky). She is part of the 2011 Freedom Forum Multimedia Scholars class.

The awards are as follows:
First place: Best News Coverage, Sylvia Obell, “Project Haiti Fails to deliver”
First place: Best Individual Page Design, Kelcie McCrae, “Japan: A nation in crisis”
Third place: Best Individual Page Design, Kelcie McCrae, “Aggie-Eagle Classic”
Third place: Best Design, Broadsheet or Tabloid, Staff