The West Orange Times won four writing awards in the Florida Press Association’s 2013 Better Weekly Newspaper contest. The program was held last week at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Managing Editor Amy Quesinberry Rhode picked up three certificates:
• second place in the Feature Story: Profile category for her story on World War II veteran and Ocoee resident Mel Jenner.
• third place in Community History for Jenner’s story.
• third place in Health, Medical & Science Reporting for her article on West Orange High School students participating in the Relay for Life of Winter Garden in honor of fellow student Joey Grant.
Former writer Kelsey Tressler won third place in Serious Column for writing about her rescue dog, Heathcliff.
And the Times’ new sports editor, Steven Ryzewski, received three awards for work he did last year as an employee of Seminole Chronicle: third place in Sports Page, second place in Sports Spot Story and first in Faith and Family.