HCC Student Media Board wins at 2017 Pa’i Awards

From Ka Lā News

By Chris Garcia

On May 23rd, 2017, the Honolulu Community College Student Media Board (SMB) won three awards at 32nd Annual Pa’i Awards Luncheon, held at the Plaza Club in Honolulu and hosted by the Hawai’i Publishers Association. The following persons listed are students of HonCC during the 2016 school calendar year.

Student Design (Print) – first place with “Art & Soul” campus creative arts magazine published by Nekemiah Williams, Tiera Spencer, Vania Graves, Alyssa Baligad, Steffanie Sobitz.

Student Video – second place with “Art & Soul” by Tiera Spencer, Nekemiah Williams, Alyssa Baligad.

Student Story – second place with “Finally Ready to Take on the Whole World” news student biography for the campus newspaper Ka Lā, by Vania Graves.

Two other schools from the UH system were also present for awards, including UH-Manoa and Leeward CC. Award categories consisted of 31 categories, appropriately themed to reflect different aspects of public media. There were a total of 13 nominees awarded 2nd and/or 1st place.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the students who submitted their work for the campus newspaper and creative arts magazine, offering a plethora of creative perspectives. HonCC SMB thanks all the readers of the Ka Lā newspaper/website and Art & Soul magazine. Without their support and feedback, SMB would not be able to produce award-worthy publications. Mahalo for the continued patronage, and have an excellent summer.