Fullerton College journalism students attended the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ annual conference March 22-24 in Burbank and came home with a number of awards that highlight their individual and collective projects.

The conference hosted students from 33 community colleges, which provided industry-related workshops and opportunities to compete in various journalistic competitions.

“The competitions created real-world scenarios and environment for students with an assignment and deadline to complete the assignment,” said Journalism Professor Jay Seidel who accompanied students to the conference. The entries in the various categories were judged by professionals and the awards were presented at a ceremony on the final day of the JACC conference, he said.

Fullerton College students took home a variety of awards:

  • Hornet News Editor Tameka Poland took Third Place in Sports Photography
  • Hornet Sports Editor Daniel Guerrero took Fourth Place in Sport Story
  • Poland, Guerrero, and Hornet Multimedia Editor Ayrton Lauw teamed up and took Third Place in Video Journalism competition
  • Poland and current Hornet Managing Editor Hector Arzola took Third Place in the Mail-In Sports Story
  • And Jenna Pinckard took First Place in the mail-in Video Journalism category for Lightsaber Combat Institute Fullerton
  • Inside Fullerton magazine also earned the general excellence award in the mail-in competition.