Lamar takes 12 first-place awards in media competition

The Press Club of Southeast Texas has professional members from Orange, Jefferson, and Hardin counties.
The Press Club of Southeast Texas has professional members from Orange, Jefferson, and Hardin counties. | File photo
A group of staff, faculty, and students from Lamar University participated in the 25th annual Excellence in the Media competition at the Press Club of Southeast Texas on June 10.

The participants earned 12 trophies for first place, 11 awards for second place, nine awards for third place, and one honorable mention. In addition to these awards, Kade Harrington from Lamar football has been chosen as the Southeast Texas Newsmaker of the Year.

First-place honors from the competition include Lauren Van Gervin for the general column piece “Campus carried away” and her news page design and layout for “New way of thinking”; Grant Crawford for the sports column article “Bringing pride to Cardinal nation”; Kevin McGhee’s general news titled “Bass Economics”; and McGhee and Caleb McFarland for their work on a documentary (“Dirt track life”) and video editing (“Beautiful mountain boarding.”) 

Other recipients include Brian Sattler for his pieces titled “LU begins academic year with convocation” and “LU geologists: the evidence is in the details.”

The Press Club of Southeast Texas has professional members from Orange, Jefferson, and Hardin counties who are involved in academia, media, public relations, corporation communication, and public affairs and information.

The goal is to promote excellence by awarding outstanding individuals with a Newsmaker of the Year Award and other recognition at the annual Excellence in Media contest. The organization also supports Lamar University’s communication scholarships.

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