For four years running, 1974 to 1977, the Hornet student newspaper was the recipient of the All-American rating awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. The special All-American rating was conferred on the top 20 percent of community college newspapers in the country. Ratings were for quality, content, design, editing, writing, and photography. Showing off a bound copy of the Hornet in this photo are Paula Sellecki, instructor Lewis S. Barrett, and Howard Perkins (left to right) in 1975. In 1977, Perkins would be named Man of the Year and also elected Student Body President, although he would face a recall campaign in 1978.