HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's yearbook, The Reveille, and twice-weekly newspaper, The University Leader, won several awards and were ranked third and second respectively overall at the annual Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association's awards ceremony held April 21 in Denver, CO.
The Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association comprises a 14-school region from Texas to Idaho in which FHSU must compete against other schools with enrollments of 8,000 or less.
The Reveille staff won 14 awards and took third place in use of color, theme and in layout. The Leader staff won 13 awards and took third place in typography, design and layout. The following students won awards.
Dennis Edson, Iola sophomore, won first place in the sports photo division, first in special effects photo and third in feature photo for yearbook publications. Kris Hart, Baldwin sophomore, won third place in black and white photo. Christina Gilman, Mound Valley special student, and Jenny Cheney, Syracuse senior, won second place for their student life story. Cheney also won second place in picture story. Rebecca Blocksome, Ransom senior, and Penny Lamb, 4860 N. Oliver, Wichita, senior, won third place in academic life. Brandie Elliott, Phillipsburg senior, David Strecker, Great Bend freshman, and Hart won first place for their sports story. Lamb and Edson won first place in the copy division.
Elliott won fourth place for her feature writing in newspapers and Hart won third for his photo story. Bryan Valentine, Sterling graduate, won third place for sports news, fourth for sports column and third for single or two-page spread. Jennifer Pfeifer, Hays special student, won second place for investigative reporting and fourth for news illustration or graphic. Jeff Fouquet, Jamestown junior, won first place for editorial writing, first for editorial cartoon, third for general column and fourth for critical review. Bridget Deenihan, Hill City senior, won fourth place for her ad campaign.