The Stateans once again proved its prowess in campus journalism after having a victorious finish in the recent 18th Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference (LHEPC) at Villa Alfredo's Resort, Brgy. Baliti, San Fernando City, Pampanga, last March 6-8, 2019.
Two of its editors notched slots in the Top 10 of the Individual events. Kenneth Sapinoso (Editor-in-Chief) got 4th place in Sports Writing(Filipino) while Manuel A. Rosales, Jr. (Literary Editor) won 9th place in Poetry Writing (English). Together with their publication adviser, Prof. Claribelle C. Haber, four more senior editors of the publication attended the said event who were also winners in the regional press conference making them representatives of the Bicol Region to the said journalism tilt. They were Jeparoshie M. Bufete, Janard S. Manlangit,Laiza Tubale, and Ricardo R. Ramirez.
The publication also emerged triumphant in the group events. In the magazine category, the Stateans got 1st place in Cover Design and 8th place in Feature and Literary pages.
While in the Literary Folio category, "An Balagon’s Hunyango", finished as 5th place in the Overall Best Literary Folio and reaped other recognitions such as 3rd place in Concept, 4th place in Page Design, and 6th place in Cover Design.
The said campus journalism event was participated in by 150 competing campus publications across Luzon with guest participants from Cebu, where The Stateans publication accumulated the most number of points for the Bicol Region in the group category, contributing to the region’s 3rd Runner-up finish. (KSapinoso)