ACCOLADES FOR THE PINE NEEDLE STUDENT NEWSPAPER
2022 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
REGION 2 MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Winners advanced to the National Competition
Corbin Gwaltney Award for Best All-Around Student Newspaper (Small) Finalist: The Pine Needle — by staff and Managing Editor Anayah Peterson. The Pine Needle Homecoming Issue. May 6, 2021 Spring Compilation.
General News Photography (small schools) Mahala Treish winner. March Honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Alyssa Hernandez, finalist. Vanilla Ice Homecoming Show
Zachary Young, finalist. Native Youth Roadside Cleanup
Sports Photography (small schools). Andrew Thrift winner. National finalist. UNCP Military Appreciation at Football
Andrew Thrift, Finalist. UNCP Soccer Alexis Pittman.
Andrew Thrift, Finalist. UNCP Basketball.
General Reporting (small schools). Zachary Young, finalist. Town of Pembroke Awarded 5.2 Million DoT grant
Sports Writing (small schools). Mahala Treish, finalist.
2022 North Carolina College Media Conference. UNC Chapel Hill. “Best of Show” Zack Young, Anayah Peterson and staff. Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, Zack Young. Honorable Mention: 1 or 2-page layout, Andrew Thrift.
2022 AMERICAN SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION SCHOLASTIC NEWSPAPER COMPETITION. 1st Place – The Pine Needle
– Outstanding Sports Photography Andrew Thrift for Alexis Pittman soccer photo
THE SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS
2019-2020 Awards for Reporting on the Environment. The World’s largest and most comprehensive environmental journalism competition.
3rd Place “Hurricanes Spawn a Flood of Problems.” Jessica Horne, Tyana Morris Emberton, Alex Smith, Sadira Bacchus and Jonathan Miller.
2020 ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention. “Best of Show.” Zack Young, Anayah Peterson and staff.
2020 North Carolina College Media Conference. East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. Mentored student newspaper staff and facilitated entry of their work into the competition. Attended awards banquet where the staff members received two honorable mentions.
2020 AMERICAN SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION Scholastic Newspaper Awards. Category Colleges and universities enrollment over 2,501: 2nd Place
2019 NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE MEDIA ASSOCIATION. Statewide College Media Awards. NCA&T Greensboro. Large Campuses over 6,800:
– Honorable mention in Sports Writing “Braves Track Club’s Second Anniversary.”
– 3rd Place for Single- or Two-Page Design “Hurricanes Spawn a Flood of Problems.”
– Honorable Mention for Single- or Two-Page Design “Who did it? PAC hosts Murder Mystery Dinner.”
2018 NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE MEDIA ASSOCIATION. Statewide College Media Awards. Large Campuses over 6,800:
– Honorable Mention Illustration/ Graphic “Parks’ Punts.”
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