2001 PACERS Community Newspaper Awards

The PACERS Community Newspaper Project was well represented at the 2011 Annual Conference. Dr. Jennifer Adams, coordinator, presented awards to community journalists from across the state. A complete list of recipients follows.

  • Best Paper – SECTION HIGH SCHOOL — $150
  • Best business plan and business operation – SECTION HIGH SCHOOL – $100
  • Most effective and comprehensive involvement of students and community members – FLORALA HIGH SCHOOL – $50

 Individual Awards

  • Best Articles –
    • Community
      o   “ A man who gives so much, yet expects so little” — Meredith Nall, Red Level
      o   “Board Votes to Close EBS” — Dennis Nelson, Edward Bell
    • School
      o   “Library Receives Funding through NEH” – Seth Cain, Oakman
      •        “Double Your Books, Double Your Fun” — Angie Spicer, Florala
    • Sports
      o   “Section fans gear up for spring sports – Alyson Smith, Section
    • Editor/Opinion
      o   “And the Band Played None” – Amanda Crawford/Section
    • Business
      o   “Sports fans find quality at Tubbs Collectibles” — Felisha Sparkman, Section
  • Most Improved Newspaper Award – Camp Hill Chronicle
  • 2011 PCNP Journalist of the Year — Amanda Crawford/Section
  • Best Photograph –
    o   News – “Toomer’s Oak Get Well Soon” — Steven Johnson – Section
    o   Feature – “Whirling, Twirling Snowflakes” — Emily Hall, Red Level
    o   Sports –  “Basketball” — Jared Crawford, Section
  • Best Graphics –
    o   The Blue Goose Garden Shop — Brittney Driver, Red Level

PACERS 2011 Conference – Report from The Alexander City Outlook


Gardens – 2011 Conference Details

There will be a session on the project at the PACERS Annual Conference (April 22 at Camp Hill) and a chance to visit the excellent garden started last year by the Camp Hill Chapter.  There is a lot to learn from what they have done.