By JONATHAN BALMER
Georgetown College students took home four awards in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association Words (KIPA). Student writers took home awards in the “Special Section,” “General Interest Column,” and “Opinion Commentary” sections for articles written during the Spring 2012.
In the “Special Section” Georgetown College took home first place for their human trafficking issue. Evan Harrel, former Editor in Chief, and former Features Editor (current Editor in Chief) Caitlin Knox worked together with Dr. Regan Lookadoo to ensure the issue coincided with “Uniting Minds, Transforming Lives: the Kentucky Conference on Human Trafficking” held at Georgetown College On March 23rd & 24th, 2012.
Allie Englert took won first in the “General Interest Column” category. Judges praised her article “Handicapped Accessibility is Needed on Campus” on the need for handicapped-accessible facilities at Georgetown College for its “cogent argument, strong point of view, and very good examples of how treacherous the campus can be for the handicapped.”
Finally, Ashlie Davis was awarded first place in Opinion: Commentary for her opinion article in response to the Board of Trustees decision not to adopt on the proposed changes in the college’s non-discrimination policy to include gender and sexual orientation.
Dr. Jamie Ratliff, faculty adviser for The Georgetonian, expressed her pride in all of the staff saying that “it should be noted that each of the winning articles addressed important human rights issues. I think that says something about the students’ dedication to advocating for equality and human dignity.”