Hollins Students Recognized by the Virginia Press Association

VPATwo Hollins students have been honored by the Virginia Press Association (VPA) for work published in the Hollins Columns student newspaper.

Taylor Cannon ’13 and Lindley Taylor ’13 received awards from the VPA’s College Newspaper Contest. Cannon, one of the Columns’ co-editors-in-chief last fall, earned second place in the category of editorial writing. Taylor, who last year regularly submitted illustrations and editorial cartoons to the Columns, won third place in the illustration category.

According to its Web site, the VPA “champion[s] the common interests of Virginia newspapers and the ideals of a free press in a democratic society.” The association sponsors one of the country’s largest news contests, drawing more than 5,000 entries each year.