NEW HAVEN, May 25 — The Collinsville Press was recognized with three Excellence in Journalism awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at their annual awards banquet. More than 350 awards were presented to journalists across the state.
Editor Gerry deSImas, Jr., received two first place awards in the sports column and sports news categories in the hyperlocal competition. His story on an Avon mother and daughter sharing the school record in the 100 meters for a few weeks was recognized with a first place award in the sports column competition.
His story on Simsbury senior wide receiver Danny Deitz catching a touchdown pass in a football game against Enfield High a little over one year after receiving a heart transplant was recognized with a first place award in the sports news competition.Continue Reading