Hannah Potes, a JMC senior photojournalism major, won fifth place in the recent photojournalism competition II of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

With this ranking, Potes becomes the first JMC photojournalism student to place three times in the top 10 of the Hearst photography competition. In 2010 and 2011, Potes placed seventh in the Hearst news/feature/portrait competition.

Hannah Potes, a senior pursuing dual degrees in photojournalism and Spanish, has become the first JMC student selected for a paid 10-week paid summer internship at the Orange County Register.

After completing internships at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky (2011) and Jackson City Patriot in Michigan (2012), Potes sought the West Coast internship “to break the Midwestern trend.” She was also attracted by internal changes now occurring at the Register and its new focus on community journalism, which she considers her specialty.