Southeastern students recognized with LPA Awards

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 15, 2012

      HAMMOND – Several Southeastern Louisiana University students were recognized by the Louisiana Press Association for their work on the student newspaper, The Lion's Roar.

     The awards were presented at the LPA's 132nd annual convention held recently in Marksville. The Southeastern students competed in the "Better Student Newspaper" division.

     Michael Dinino of Prairieville swept all three prizes awarded for his advertising design work in the Staff Generated-Black and White category as well as first place in the Staff Generated-Color category.

     "One of our biggest accomplishments this year has been showing that The Lion's Roar is a business that operates under teamwork," said Dinino. "This is not just a privilege but an opportunity to look at what we've done correctly and continue down that path."

     Nick BeJeaux of Denham Springs, editor in chief of The Lion's Roar, claimed first place in the Best News Photo category for his pictures of a fire that damaged a local nightclub. Katelyn Robillard of Brusly took third place in the Best Feature Photo category for her photo of guitar instructor Patrick Kerber. Christopher Martin of Albany was awarded a second place prize for Most Effective Use of Graphic Design on a Single Page for designs in The Lion's Roar.

     In addition to the student awards, The Lion's Roar placed second in the General Excellence portion of the competition.

     "Receiving high marks in the LPA's annual competition has become something of a tradition for Southeastern students. The high quality of their work consistently stands out among their peers," said Director of Student Publications Lee E. Lind.

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