Beautiful fall scenery welcomed Lake Stevens Journal Publisher Desiree Cahoon, Co-Publisher and Managing Editor Pam Stevens and Production Manager Shane Kantzer to Wenatchee at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) convention.
This annual convention brings community newspapers from all over Washington together to create new ideas, learn from each other and share each other’s achievements over the past year.
This year’s event took place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 and brought in over 3,000 entries to the annual Better Newspaper Contest.
The Lake Stevens Journal entered 10 divisions and took home nine awards including second place in the Best Website category.
Managing Editor Pam Stevens won second place for her editorial “Dying with Dignity.”
While Kantzer took home awards for advertising design which included Spectrum School of Massage, a house service ad and two ads for All Smiles Dentistry.
The Journal staff also took home honors for their ‘Welcome to Lake Stevens and Granite Falls’ guide and Spring Home and Garden special section.
“I am so proud of our staff and the great work that they do on a daily basis,” Stevens said. “We work to make sure our clients get the best we have to offer and being recognized for our efforts is just icing on the cake.”