Sierra Sun sports, community editors earn top California honors |

Sierra Sun sports, community editors earn top California honors

TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Sierra Sun Sports Editor Sylas Wright and Community Editor Amy Edgett recently were awarded top honors in the 2011 California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest, which judges papers of similar size against one another in categories such as local breaking news, best writing, photography and general excellence. More than 3,000 entries are received each year.Wright was awarded first place in the Sunandamp;#8217;s category for best sports story for andamp;#8220;Perfection,andamp;#8221; about the Truckee High football teamandamp;#8217;s 27-7 win over Moapa Valley in the 2010 3A state championship.The defending champion Wolverines finished a perfect 12-0 that year to run their two-year consecutive win streak to 24 games (theyandamp;#8217;ve since completed another undefeated campaign, in 2011, to extend their win streak to 36 games over three seasons).andamp;#8220;What the kids accomplished is an amazing story,andamp;#8221; Wright said. andamp;#8220;All I had to do was not mess it up.andamp;#8221;Read Sylasandamp;#8217; coverage here:;parentprofile=searchEdgett received a second place nod for best editorial comment, for her moving piece andamp;#8220;A cry for awareness,andamp;#8221; penned in March 2011 in an effort to help draw the regionandamp;#8217;s attention to the heart-wrenching issue of suicide, particularly teen suicide.Countless individuals, organizations and nonprofits have since stepped up to help address the issue, Edgett said, including but not limited to the Wellness Centers on TTUSD campuses, Sierra Agape, Truckee and North Lake Tahoe Family Resource Centers, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee and Placer County System of Care.andamp;#8220;In this often turbulent era and difficult time of life (the teen years), we are blessed to live in a compassionate, caring community,andamp;#8221; she said. andamp;#8220;The kudos honestly goes to our village.andamp;#8221;Read Edgettandamp;#8217;s editorial here:;parentprofile=searchCNP comprises nearly 500 non-college, professional newspapers, including 373 non-dailies; the Sun competes in category No. 3, among 100 or so mid-level weeklies with a circulation between 4,301 and 11,000.

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