The All State was awarded the “Most Outstanding University Newspaper for 2011-2012” among schools with enrollment of 2,500 or more and “First Place With Special Merit” by the American Scholastic Press Association.

“‘First Place With Special Merit’ [is] given to a publication that scored over 950 points and, in the opinion of the reviewer, was an outstanding overall example of a scholastic publication in format, content and presentation,” according to the ASPA.

The All State scored a 970 out of a possible 1,000 in the contest and tied with The North Wind from Northern Michigan University for most outstanding university newspaper.

“I am proud of everything we have accomplished as a team. This year has shown we are one of the top college newspapers in the state, the south and now the country,” said Patrick Armstrong, editor-in-chief.

The annual contest includes university, college and high school publications including yearbooks, magazines and newspapers. TAS