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Southeastern students honored for work on yearbook, newspaper

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Four Southeastern Louisiana University students have been honored in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards competition for their work on the university’s yearbook “Le Souvenir” and the student newspaper “The Lion’s Roar.”
     Former student Patrick Costilow of Slidell, a visual art/graphic design major who graduated last year, received first, second and third place awards and a certificate of merit for informational graphics in color and black and white and for a division page design in “Le Souvenir.”
     Allyson O’Keefe of New Orleans, also a recent graduate and former photographer and editor of the yearbook, earned a certificate of merit for a color sports action photo in “Le Souvenir.”
     Donald Aime of Hammond earned a second place award for his color photo “Studying in Sims Memorial Library.”
     Chris Martin of Albany won a certificate of merit for his personal opinion column “World Web Closed” that ran in “The Lion’s Roar.” Martin is currently news editor of the publication.
     Winners in the Gold Circle Awards program were selected from among hundreds of entries. The awards recognize superior work by student journalists and are judged by a panel of experienced journalists and educators. 
     The Columbia Scholastic Press Association was founded in 1925 to help student editors and faculty advisers produce student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media. The association is affiliated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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