Sentinel wins honors in state press contest
The Sentinel news staff won a number of honors in the Kansas Press Association's 2012 Awards of Excellence competition, the association announced Thursday.
The Sentinel competed against other Kansas newspapers in the Non-daily Division 1 category. Entries were published during 2011.
In the Best Newspaper Website category, the Sentinel staff won first place for basehorinfo.com.
The staff also won the following individual awards:
• First place, Investigative Story, reporter Matt Erickson, for “Allegations, benefit questions preceded administrator's firing”
• First place, Education Story, Erickson, for “New federal rules to send graduation rates falling” (On the web: "Basehor-Linwood hit hard by federal graduation rate change")
• Second place, Education Story, Erickson, for “Top honor: Former valedictorians weigh in on achievement”
• Second place, Local Business Story, Erickson, for “Market slowly plants roots in Basehor”
• Third place, Government/Political Story, Erickson, for “Keeping strays alive has its costs: City's no-kill animal policy comes with price”
• Third place, Youth Story, Erickson, for “A stable life: Youth displays talents on world stage at shows”