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Southeastern's Lion's Roar newspaper wins LPA awards

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University student newspaper “The Lion’s Roar” won five first place awards – including the top spot for General Excellence among student newspapers – in the recent Louisiana Press Association competition.
     The Award for General Excellence was based on an evaluation of several issues published over the last year under the guidance of student editors Tracy Valentine and Wade Kerr. “The Lion’s Roar” competed in the classification of Student Newspaper Publications. The competition was judged by the Florida Press Association.
     Other awards earned by the newspaper include: first and second places in Best News Story or News Feature for stories by Davana Wilkins and Kris Leichtenberg respectively; first place for Best Sports Story or Feature by Don Aime; first place for Best General News or Feature Photo by Ally O’Keefe; first and second places for Best Sports Photo by Aime and O’Keefe respectively; and second place awards for Most Effective Use of Graphics on a Single Page and Staff Generated Black and White ½ Page and Under, both designed by Patrick Costilow.
     “I am constantly impressed with the high level of accomplishments by our student journalists,” said Director of Student Publications Lee E. Lind. “They work many long hours to bring relevant information to this community in engaging and interesting ways.”
     “The student staff members are very dedicated to producing a quality publication like ‘The Lion’s Roar’ every week,” said Student Publications Coordinator Lorraine Favre. “It is nice to see them receive recognition from the LPA for their work.”

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