Michael Coons, staff photographer for The Acorn, took second place in a recent California Newspaper Publishers Association award.
The recognition came in San Francisco.
Coons’ photo page essay took a look at a boot camp for youngsters at risk for joining gangs or of abusing drugs and alcohol.
Law enforcement officers acted as drill instructors.
The photo page ran last year in The Acorn.
The publisher, general manager and editor join others at The Acorn in...