Review wins awards

October 4, 2012

By Ari Cetron

Sammamish Review was named the No. 2 nondaily newspaper in the state Sept. 28 by the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Review has been recognized as one of the top papers in the state. Sammamish Review competes against other newspapers in circulation Group IV, the largest circulation group.

Review reporter Caleb Heeringa won a first place award for government reporting for his story “EFR concerned dispatch problems could hurt service.”

Heeringa also won a third place award for personality profiles for his story “Eastlake High School Officer mourned.”

Former Review reporter Christopher Huber won a first place award for feature writing for his story, “A night with garbage miners in northern Peru.”

The Review’s sister publications also won awards. SnoValley Star won a second place award for general excellence, competing in circulation group III.

The Star’s special section “Gateway to the Cascades” won an award for special sections. Reporter Sebestain Moraga won an award for news writing.

The Issaquah Press won an award for special sections for their “Lest We Forget” package. The Press’ “Summer Living” special section won a third place award, and “Salmon Days” won a second.

Press reporter Warren Kagarise, photographer Greg Farrar, editor Kathleen R. Merrill, freelance writer Sarah Gerdes and former reporter Christina Lords each won awards for news writing. Lords and Farrar also won a photography award.

David Hayes won awards of page design.

Publisher Debbie Berto won a second place award for editorial writing.

Kagarise was also recognized for his use of social media.

The Review’s advertising department won a lot of awards, as well. Ad designers Breann Getty and Dona Mokin, along with advertising representatives Vickie Singsaas and Neil Buchsbaum, all won awards across a variety of advertising categories.

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