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Spectrum Wins 11 Awards at the Associated Church Press Conference

Alexander Carpenter and Raquel Mentor with Associated Church Press Awards of Excellence

On Friday evening, May 17, in Chicago, Spectrum won two top Awards of Excellence for Website Redesign and for Social Media (awareness or advocacy) at the Associated Church Press conference.

L-R: Executive Editor Alexander Carpenter, Social Media Manager Raquel Mentor, Intern Nate Miller, and Tiktok creator Jacklyn Frias in Chicago.

Congratulations to our associate editor and social media manager Raquel Mentor for this professional recognition for her dedicated and creative work. 

Spectrum also won four second place Awards of Merit for: 

Additionally, Spectrum won five third place Honorable Mention awards in the following categories:

  • Best in Class (independent website)
  • Illustration with Article for the journal
  • Poetry for Smuts van Rooyan’s “Suite of Poems for Small Things” in the journal
  • Biblical Interpretation or Lectionary Reflection for Alexander Carpenter’s essay, “What Does Doubt Feel Like?” 
  • Disapproving Letter to the Editor 

In addition, Jacklyn Frias, the creator behind Spectrum’s TikTok account, Adventist Tea, was invited to present a workshop for the Associated Church Press conference. Many communication directors and magazine editors came up afterward to express appreciation for her social media insights. 

Thank you to our donors and public advocates. 

Spectrum is growing. We have four paid interns this summer thanks to your support. These awards inspire us to work hard and strategically to grow what we all love about Spectrum

Alexander Carpenter, editor of Spectrum.

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