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The Collegian staff earned four honors in the 32nd annual George F. Gruner Awards, recognizing excellence in Central Valley print journalism. 

The Collegian also earned three honors in the annual California Journalism Awards put on by California News Publishers Association (CNPA).

In the Gruner awards, editor-in-chief Anthony De Leon won first place in College Best Profile Story for his article “Wrestling outside boundary lines.” News editor Larry Valenzuela won honorable mentions inCollege Best News/Enterprise Story for his article “Fresno church and campus club challenges online rumors.” 

The Collegian staff also won honorable mentions for College Newspaper Excellence and College Online Excellence.

“It’s always great to have our hard work be awarded in some way, and I’m always excited to keep doing work that can be recognized in this way,” said Valenzuela. “I really look forward to continuing to do the best work possible to inform our students of what’s going on on their campus.”

The Collegian won third place in General Excellence in the awards, sponsored by the CNPA. Additionally, De Leon won third and fourth place for Writing with two articles from his Wednesday Warmup sports column, “The assasination of California sports by the coward Mark Emmert” and “A tale of two interceptions,” respectively.

“At the time when you’re writing an article you are never sure if it is good enough– good enough for people to read, to care and to be award worthy,” said De Leon. “So, it feels good when you get this type of recognition.”

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