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My college newspaper won five awards at the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association

This post could be considered bragging but sometimes, you just have to show off a little.

I just won third place in the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association’s contest for biography/personality profile writing and I will have the honor of joining the staff of my school newspaper at an awards ceremony on April 12! Yes, I know it’s third place but it’s still an honor!

Here are the winning profiles:

“Angie Falcon: Rowan Graduate and Singer Songwriter”

This was a story I wrote about Rowan University alumna Angie Weeks who went on to become singer songwriter Angie Falcon. Angie used songwriting to help her get through a difficult relationship and since then, has grown to make songs for others.

“Katie Light and Kailee Whiting: Defended Wendy’s Employee Against Bully”

I wrote this story about a couple who defended a Wendy’s employee against a rude customer. The story made national headlines when Yahoo Shine broke the story via a Reddit post about the situation.

In addition, my co-workers won some awards as well and I cannot be more proud to be a part of The Whit staff!

Here are the winning articles:

Second place in Biography/Personality Writing to Erica Avery

“Andrew Bowling: Music student singer and composer”
“Student Melissa Wiltsey and Professor Tracy Sareyka: Reunited student-teacher pair after 13 years”

First place in Column/Opinion Writing to Matthew Turner

“The Washington Outsider: Momentum swings against domestic spy program”

First place in Enterprise/Investigative Reporting to Christian Hetrick

“Confusion over GPA requirement keeps candidate from running for SGA position”
“Microfridge required for freshmen”

Photography to Robert Oszust

RTN prep for Telethon that hits home
“The Uhl family”
“Shaun T:Rowan alumnus and Insanity workout visionary”
“Homecoming concert and Pep rally”

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