Student Journalists Win Awards in State Competition
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 [7:24 AM]
Leslie Moore of Campbellsville, Ky., left, John Overby, a junior
from Jamestown, Ky.,
and Kacie Goode, a junior from Bardstown, Ky., were
among RaiderView staff members
who earned awards at the annual Kentucky Intercollegiate Press
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Staff members of
RaiderView, the student newspaper of Lindsey Wilson
College, received 26 awards at the annual Kentucky
Intercollegiate Press Association Convention, held last month
in in Lexington, Ky.
The awards, which recognize journalistic excellence at Kentucky's
colleges and universities, were for work published in 2011. LWC
students compete in the 5,000-and-under enrollment category.
"We set high goals for ourselves and worked hard to achieve them,"
RaiderView editor Leslie Moore said.
"Getting some recognition on the state level certainly validates
Moore, a journalism senior from Campbellsville, Ky., won first
place and a monetary award in the deadline newswriting
LWC students dominated several key areas in the competition,
including first- and second-place honors in the coveted feature
story category. Nick Schrager, a junior from
Lebanon, Ky., earned first-place honors, with Moore taking
In the sports feature category, John Overby, a
junior from Jamestown, Ky., earned first- and second-place awards,
with Brooke Crum, a sophomore from Westerville,
Ohio, getting an honorable mention. Overby also placed third in the
state in the deadline copy editing competition. He finished second
for best sports headline and took a third-place award for best
"It was truly a great experience," Overby said. "Having some
success will only help us strive to top that number of awards next
RaiderView staff members also finished strong in several other key
areas. Kacie Goode, a junior from Bardstown, Ky.,
took first place in the investigative reporting category, with
LeeAnn Cain, a junior from Whitley, Ky., earning
an honorable mention.
Goode also took first place for best house ad, second place for
advertising design, third place for informational graphics, and an
honorable mention in the news story category.
"Seeing comments from the judges was definitely beneficial," Goode
said. "I think the feedback and competition will help us improve in
Goode and Cain also joined junior Matthew Hicks
of Columbia and LWC graduate Tiffany Berger of
Burksville, Ky., in earning a first-place award in the photo story
category. The winning entry documented workers from the local
Hispanic community and their challenges. In commenting on the photo
story, a judge called the entry a "powerful set of images" and a
"nice job telling the story of a segment of our society that most
people don't know enough about."
Lindsey Wilson also dominated the headline categories, with Cain
earning first- and second-place awards and adding an honorable
mention for best news headline. Cain and Schrager also took first
and second place respectively in the best feature headline
Meagan Ray, an English senior from Elizabethtown,
Ky., and Kendall Sewell, a junior from Somerset,
Ky., accepted a second-place award for best overall opinion pages.
Ray, who serves as RaiderView Perspectives editor, also
earned an honorable mention in the commentary category.
In other areas, Jason Hood of Russell Springs,
Ky., took third place for a personality profile, Richard
Carver received an honorable mention for a sports news
story, and Crum finished third in the best sports headline
"We had a great experience," Moore said, "but now it's time to get
back to work."