Congratulations to WCC’s student newspaper

Spring 2016 staff (clockwise from top left:) Deborah Higa, Gracie Berkley, Itzel Contreras Mendez, Dutches Richards, lab assistant Armi Habal, adviser Kimberlee Bassford, lab assistant Patrick Hascall, Cynthia Lee Sinclair and Ka‘ainoa Fernandez (not pictured: Zachary Rupp-Smith) – photo by Patrick Hascall

Spring 2016 staff (clockwise from top left:) Deborah Higa, Gracie Berkley, Itzel Contreras Mendez, Dutches Richards, lab assistant Armi Habal, adviser Kimberlee Bassford, lab assistant Patrick Hascall, Cynthia Lee Sinclair and Ka‘ainoa Fernandez (not pictured: Zachary Rupp-Smith) – photo by Patrick Hascall

Ka ‘Ohana (the family) garnered another first place national award from the American Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper has ranked among the top winners in the ASPA competition for the past 21 years.

Ka ‘Ohana was recognized by the judges as “an exceptional newspaper” and “a wonderful example of how the students have reached the highest standards of news reporting.” The competition provides recognition for excellence and feedback to the newspaper staff on strengths and areas to improve in content, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.