The Shawnee News-Star's page designers, Tina Bridenstine and Gay Ketchum, are national first-place winners in the Best of GateHouse Design contest.

Bridenstine, a full-time designer who joined the News-Star in 2009, was named Sports Designer of the Year. She designs the daily edition, including sports pages and special sections, as well as the weekly Lifestyles pages.

Ketchum, a part-time News-Star designer for many years, often designs the Weekender front page and special sections including Progress, the Year in Review and others. She was named News Designer of the Year.

The News-Star competes in Class C.