Tiger Cry Editor-in-Chief Wins National Award

The 2017-2018 Tiger Cry yearbook Editor-in-Chief, graduate Catalina Sanchez, won a Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) honor called the Golden Circle Award for individual achievement in Photo Illustration, taking first placed in the United States for high school publications.

Former editor-in-chief Catalina Sanchez works with a graphic artist at the 2017 Balfour Communications Workshop at Texas A&M University to finish the Tiger Cry yearbook cover for the 2017-2018 school year. Sanchez recently received first place in Photo Illustration for her digital construction on an academics spread from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

The CSPA categories attracted 5309 yearbook and digital media entries submitted in 91 categories.

These entries come from publications produced by students at colleges, universities, and secondary schools through the United States and abroad who follow an American education plan.

Entries were accepted from student yearbooks and digital media publications published from October 11, 2017 through October 1, 2018. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from 39 yearbook categories and 41 digital media categories.

In summary, judges cited a total of 747 winners for yearbook and digital media for either First, Second or Third Place or for Certificates of Merit for those deemed worthy of honorable mention in a category. Entry categories included those for yearbooks and for digital (online) media, in its annual competition for individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers.

Sanchez currently attends Our Lady of the Lake University, majoring in Public Relations.

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