Article by Nick DeMent | Owl Staff

The Spring 2022 staff members of Owl Magazine.

Owl Magazine, the student multimedia publication of Harford Community College in Bel Air, won three national awards in the 2021-2022 Pinnacle Awards Competition sponsored by the College Media Association and the Associated Collegiate Press.

Student media publications from across the country entered the competition, with the awards announced on November 1 at the Fall National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C.

Owl Magazine won first place recognition for Best Two-Year TV Station of the Year. This is the sixth year that Owl Magazine has won first place in this category, which judges the quality of three videos submitted. The submitted films were “Skoolie’s in Session,” “Beach Trip on a Budget,” and “Defeat the Mandates: An American Homecoming.”

“Skoolie’s in Session” shares the story of Harford alum Matt Tennyson and his wife, Kara Tennyson, who decided to convert a school bus into a home on wheels. Reporting and videography were provided by Rapheal Balagot, Jennnie Hall-Frantz, and Nate McRoberts. Voice-over narration was provided by Daniel Admasu. Video editing was provided by Rapheal Balagot and Nate McRoberts.

 “Skoolie’s in Session” also won 2nd place for Best Viral Video. Harford was the only the community college recognized in this four-year college category. The video can be viewed at

“Beach Trip on a Budget” features tips from beachgoers on how to save money and still have a fun oceanside vacation. The video was shot by Jennie Hall-Frantz, Roger Newcomb, and Luke Teigue. Voice-over narration was provided by Jennie Hall-Frantz. Video editing was provided by Luke Teigue.

The Fall 2021 staff members of Owl Magazine.

“Beach Trip on a Budget” also won 3rd place for Best Video Entertainment Program, another four-year college category in which Harford was the only community college recognized. The video can be viewed at

“Defeat the Mandates” interviews protestors at the Defeat the Mandates: An American Homecoming rally that was held in Washington, D.C. in response to Covid-19 vaccine mandates. David Dinan and D’Asya Nelson provided the videography. Roger Newcomb provided the voice-over narration, and D’Asya Nelson provided the reporting. Video editing was provided by Jennie Hall-Frantz and Luke Teigue. The video can be viewed at

The 2021-2022 student staff was led by Chief Advisor Claudia Brown, Technical Advisor Matt Hubbard, and Content Advisor John Morin.

Owl Magazine has been publishing videos on YouTube and Facebook since 2014 @Owl Magazine. The publication has won 35 national awards since 2012.

Owl Magazine is rebranding to Owl Media with the launch of a new website at Readers can also follow the nationally award-winning publication on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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