Honolulu Community College takes top prize at Pa'i Awards

Honolulu's student newspaper wins first place

Honolulu Community College
Billie K T Lueder, (808) 845-9187
Communications and External Affairs, Chancellor's Office, Honolulu Community College
Posted: May 22, 2012

Ka La staff from L-R, Mike Leidemann, Adina Murakami, Ieva Bytautaite, Karla Choto
Ka La staff from L-R, Mike Leidemann, Adina Murakami, Ieva Bytautaite, Karla Choto
Kā La, the student newspaper of Honolulu Community College, has been named the best college newspaper in the state.
The Hawai‘i Publishers Association awarded Kā La first place in the School Newspaper Excellence category at its annual Pa‘i awards ceremony held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Judges praised the paper for its professional look and content. “As soon as I looked at it, I knew that this was a paper I would like to read,” one judge commented.
Kā Leo, the student newspaper at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, received second place in the annual competition.
The Hawai‘i Publishers Association is a nonprofit media organization that promotes the print publishing industry in Hawai‘i. Pa‘i awards were given in 27 categories to professional newspapers, magazines and other print publications in the state.
Ted Dixon, president of the Hawai‘i Publishers Association, said this year's Pa‘i awards were a good representation of the high-quality work being done to report news.

For more than 90 years, Honolulu Community College has been serving the community as a comprehensive community college in the heart of Honolulu meeting the post-secondary educational needs of individuals, businesses, and the community. A member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, Honolulu Community College has been continuously and fully accredited since 1970 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.