COLUMBUS, Miss – Mississippi University for Women seniors, Umisha KC and Mariallen Moore, received Mississippi Press Association Awards for Best Editorial and Best General News Story, respectively.
The Mississippi Press Association presents awards in the Student Division in recognition of its interest in producing better newspapers and in recognition of the superior quality of its entry.
KC, editor-in-chief of the Spectator, The W’s campus newspaper, won 3rd place for Best Editorial. KC considers the editorials printed in the Spectator to be personal and relevant to student interests. As a senior from Lalitpur, Nepal, KC found it important to write an editorial about being 22 and confused about her future, which currently culminates in a plan to attend graduate school.
“It’s encouraging to see our paper get recognition because we work so hard every print to make sure that we do our newspaper and school justice,” said KC.
Moore, a communications major from Carthage, won 2nd place for Best General News Story. For her, winning these awards means that it brings more attention and accomplishment to our paper.
She said, “Personally, winning an award for my journalistic work and writing reassures me that I’ve chosen a path that is suited for me. It gives me more confidence and validation in the work that I have done and work that I will pursue in the future.”
After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in public relations.
These students were presented with their awards in February.
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