R.I. Press Association honors Rhode Island Catholic at annual awards


WARWICK — Rhode Island Catholic staff were honored on Friday, April 28, at the Rhode Island Press Association’s annual awards banquet, which was held at Chelo’s on the Waterfront in Warwick.
The Rhode Island Press Association presented 153 awards to journalists throughout the state for writing, design and photography.
Executive Editor Rick Snizek was awarded second place in the category of Education for his story entitled “With Knights’ help, Bishop McVinney School hoists American flag over campus for first time.”
Associate Editor Laura Kilgus was awarded second place in the category of Local Tourism for her story entitled, “‘Welcome to St. Mary’s!’ Inspired new program welcomes locals and tourists to Rhode Island’s oldest parish.”
Laura Kilgus also received an honorable mention for her front-page design for a special edition celebrating the historic 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Providence.
The association also inducted two new members into its Journalism Hall of Fame: Karen Bordeleau, former executive editor of The Providence Journal; and Timothy Cotter, former executive editor of the Day of New London, Conn.