MSU students win over 30 awards at annual Texas competition

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Midwestern State University’s student media won 30 awards at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competition in Corpus Christi.

The student-produced newscast, Mustang News was awarded third place for overall excellence.

Student-produced sportscast Sports Scene was awarded first place for overall excellence.

MSU was awarded a second place in the overall Director’s Cup competition for on-site contests.

Junior mass communication major Cortney Wood won the Harold Gunn Scholarship, awarded by TIPA to two students annually.

Those earning first-place awards included: Gavin Belle, television public service announcement; Stephen Gomez, television advertising; Brittany Hill, radio sports writing; Karin Pierce, Jessica Wollenberger, Taylor Morrison and Patrick German, television production; Brittni Vilandre, newspaper design; and Ara Washburn, television news writing.

Those earning second-place awards included: Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips, multimedia news; Leo Gonzalez, feature photo; Jenna Horn, Samuel Sutton, Taylor Warren, documentary; Tyler Manning, critical review; Samuel Mitchell, television public service announcement; and Ara Washburn, television announcing.

Those earning third-place awards included: Halie Aldridge, Morgan Haire, Cydney Menzik and Ara Washburn, audio production; Taylor Anderson, newspaper column; Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips, multimedia news; Sterling Ellison, television sports writing; Stephen Gomez, sports photo; Sarah Graves, public relations crisis management; Sarah Graves, public relations press release writing; Sarah Graves, print sports writing; Justin Marquart, newspaper special edition design; Cortney Wood, feature story; and Cortney Wood, magazine design.

Those earning honorable mention awards included: Brittany Hill, radio news writing; Justin Marquart, newspaper feature page design; Ara Washburn, radio advertising; and Cortney Wood, yearbook design.


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