Zach Wakefield and Sarah R. Baker in the Pirate Union Building.

Zach Wakefield and Sarah R. Baker in the Pirate Union Building.

Peninsula College students receive awards

PORT ANGELES — Five reporters from Peninsula College’s campus newspaper, The Buccaneer, have received Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Sarah Baker and Liz Wasson won in the category of In-Depth Reporting for their story, “Finding Freedom Behind Bars,” which focused on how educational course work prepares inmates for greater success upon release from prison.

Maddie Hunt, Zach Wakefield and Chana Meddin were named finalists for Region 10 in the General News Reporting category for “Writer in Residence ‘Takes a hike’ Along Elwha River: Lynda Mapes Highlights Climate Change and Restoration During Visit.”

The student-operated Buccaneer is published three times per quarter and covers campus life and matters of interest to PC students.

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