In 2016, the Kansas Professional Communicators selected the two columns:
Forever 31 and For whom the bells tolled
for a First Place award (above-left), and at the national level, the two columns received an Honorable Mention (above-right).
Judges comments included:
"Both entries are well written. My first thought when I glanced at them was they were kind of long, but the writing was engaging enough to keep the reader's attention through to the end."