The Aztec Press finished as one of two regional finalists for best all-around nondaily student newspaper when the Society of Professional Journalists named its Region 11 Mark of Excellence winners March 29.
A California newspaper, the Southwestern College Sun, won first place. Aztec Press shared finalist honors with City on a Hill Press of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Aztec Press competes against student publications in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada in the “large” category for universities and colleges with a student population above 10,000.
Journalism instructor Cynthia Lancaster is the faculty adviser for Aztec Press. This year’s student editor-in-chief is Andrew Paxton.
Complete Mark of Excellence results are available at http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1235.