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Lindsay Podraza
Lindsay Podraza
Lindsay Podraza is an editor and contributor for Town Square Delaware. She's a Tar Heel, former newspaper reporter and barbecue aficionado. Lindsay also writes for the Penn Law Journal, the school's alumni magazine.

IMG_2381Columnists, photographers, authors and many more celebrated as winners last week at the Delaware Press Association Annual Meeting and Contest Awards Banquet held at the University and Whist Club.

Town Square Delaware netted two wins: Michael Fleming got first place for his articles on social issues, “Catching the Uber Economy,” and “We Are All Wilmingtonians.”

Kevin Noonan won third place for the sports columns “Birds vs. Boys, A History of NFC’s Best Rivalry,” and “‘Delaware Handicap’ Reminiscent of a Bygone Era.”

A sampling of other first-place winners:

The evening also included the revival of the First State High School Communications Contest, which is open to all high school students in Delaware. The contest hasn’t been held for the past few years, but Katherine Ward, the DPA contest director, said she’s excited for it to regain momentum.

“We were just thrilled five schools entered this year,” she said.

(L to R) Mount Pleasant winners Logan, Mikyhial, and Daquan. Photo courtesy of WMPH.
(L to R) Mount Pleasant winners Logan, Mikyhial, and Daquan. Photo courtesy of WMPH.

Here are the high school winners:

Daquan Dennis, Logan Ritchie, and Mikyhial Clarke of Mount Pleasant High School took a first-place national award for their radio prepared report, “Addiction Show,” and a first place honors DPA award.

Melanie Monzo, an eleventh-grade student at Padua Academy received a third-place national award for her video news story, “Brain Dissection.”

Lindsay Machamer, in tenth grade at Pauda Academy, won a third-place national award for “Cross Country Carlisle Meet,” in the category video sports story.

Moises Velazquez, a senior at Thomas McKean High School took an honorable mention for his video feature story, “The History of Red Clay Schools.” Moises will be attending the Temple University Film School in the fall.

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