TORCH Reaps Awards in LEHPC '15

by: Jake A. Villanueva

PULSAR HOTEL, Tuguegarao City – The Louisian Torch reaped various awards both in individual and grouped categories during the Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference last February 5 – 7, 2015.

Highest individual pointer of Region 1 Elona Lozano landed 7th in Comic Strip making (English); Narcy Lyn Vendillo bagged 6th in News Writing (Filipino); Editor-in-chief Lea Lorraine Bautista placed 8th in Feature Writing (Filipino); Jake Villanueva clinched 9th in Poetry Writing (Filipino); and Doven Gardon got 10th in Editorial Cartooning (Filipino) among more than 30 contenders from the different regions in Luzon.march2015 lehpc

In the group category, TORCH entry in tabloid received silver in the over-all ranking after its news page won 1st place; editorial page ended in 2nd place; DevCom page placed 3rd; Feature pageand Literary page both got 6th place.

Moreover, the page design of the newsletter entry and concept of folio landed 4th and 5th respectively.march2015 lehpc1

"I think it was a job well done though I noticed that winning papers were those with quality outlooks," said Bautista in an interview.

She also said that it was very fulfilling on her part as the EIC for they got positive feedback from the Louisian community.

With the performance given by SLC together with Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) – Mid- La Union Campus Voice, Lyceum of Pangasinan ULNOS and Verhen Milagrosa University Foundation who also garnered various awards, Region 1 rose from last year's post landed 4th Runner-up in the over-all ranking.