Congratulations, Aztec Press

I am happy to report that the Aztec Press, our student newspaper, is doing award-winning work. The paper finished second in a nationwide journalism competition for college publications. The Aztec Press finished second in the College Media Association’s Two-Year Less-Than-Weekly Newspaper of the Year category, announced Nov. 1.

In September, the Aztec Press won second place in its size category for “Journalistic Achievement/Community Service” in the Arizona Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Congratulations are in order for the student journalists at the Aztec Press, and its advisor, Cynthia Lancaster. This semester’s student editors include Editor in Chief Andrew Paxton, News Editor David Del Grande, Insight Editor Jamie Verwys, Arts and Entertainment Editor Katie Stewart, Sport Editor Beto Hoyos, Photo Editor Nick Meyers and Multimedia Editor Sebastian Barajas.

I’m proud to see that our student-journalists are making excellent use of their First Amendment rights. I think it’s appropriate to note that the same freedoms that make a robust press possible also are the basis of quality education. Teaching and learning cannot occur without the right to come together to share ideas freely. Free speech truly is the foundation of our society.

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