Temaat Wins 2019 Collegiate Journalist of the Year


Rebecca Bilderback

Lindsey Temaat smiles in the Allen Community College Library with her 2019 Journalist of the Year award.

Lindsey Temaat, the managing editor of The Allen Flame, won the Kansas Collegiate Media (KCM) Award for 2019 Journalist of the Year in the Two-Year University Division on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the KCM Spring Conference in Wichita.

Temaat competed against applicants from two-year colleges across the state of Kansas. The application process included letters of recommendation from advisers and college administrators, a personal essay and writing samples.

The Allen Flame Staff attended the conference for the first time in the school’s history Sunday and Monday.

Prior to attending Allen Community College, Temaat graduated from Riley County High School where she was the editor of The Talon and wrote for The Riley Countian Newspaper. During her freshman year at Allen, Temaat completed a yearlong communications internship at Thrive Allen County, a non-profit organization in Iola.

In addition to journalism at Allen, Temaat is the Student Senate president and is involved in choir, band, and theater. Since December, she has served as the marketing communications manager for the city of La Harpe.