NACC Yearbook Staff Members Win Awards
Three members of the Backroads yearbook staff – Danielle Brewer, Laura Brewer,
and Betsy Griffin – recently received the great honor of being recognized by the
Columbia School Press Association in New York, NY. The awards were in the fields
of photography, design, and editing.
Danielle Brewer was honored with an Achievement of Merit award for Feature
Photo. Brewer, who lives in Henagar, is an avid photographer who is also
passionate about horse rescue and riding. In fact, she is the inaugural
secretary of Whispering Willow Equine Rescue. Brewer is also the photo editor,
and has contributed her considerable talents as a writer/designer for the
Backroads NACC yearbook.
Betsy Griffin won a Third Place Certificate award for “people-spread with mug
photos multi-page presentation, color” for yearbooks. Griffin is a vital member
of the Backroads staff. She is currently the managing editor of the yearbook and
has been on staff since 2007. Beyond her extensive knowledge and experience with
yearbook design and management, Griffin is also working on a dual degree in
elementary education and business.
Laura Brewer was also honored with an Achievement of Merit award for Feature
Presentation. Brewer is currently attending Jacksonville State University and
working on a degree in accounting. She actively contributed both writing and
photography to the 2007-2008 Backroads.
Backroads is produced annually by students enrolled in Mass Communications
classes. Students who attend NACC for two semesters receive Backroads free of
For more information, contact Jessica Whitmore, yearbook sponsor, phone ext. 728
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award winners are (L-R) Betsy Griffin and Danielle Brewer. Not pictured is