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Southeastern journalism students earn top awards at Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association Conference

Representing Southeastern at the conference were Jerai Billy, a staff writer for The Southeastern; Kourtney Kaufman, managing editor of The Southeastern; and, Megan McFarland, news editor of The Southeastern. Also pictured is Dr. Joey Senat, Oklahoma State associate professor and OCMA coordinator.

Representing Southeastern at the conference were Jerai Billy, a staff writer for The Southeastern; Kourtney Kaufman, managing editor of The Southeastern; and, Megan McFarland, news editor of The Southeastern. Also pictured is Dr. Joey Senat, Oklahoma State associate professor and OCMA coordinator.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University journalism students recently attended the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association conference and awards banquet in Stillwater, bringing home numerous awards in the Diamond Division. SE Student Media competes against other university publications and journalists across the state.

The Southeastern student newspaper won first place for Online Newspaper, which can be found at www.thesoutheastern.com.

The monthly printed edition of The Southeastern won first place for Front Page Design, second place for Overall Newspaper, and second place for Interior Page Design and Layout.

Individual students earning awards for The Southeastern at the state level were Kourtney Kaufman, who placed first and third, respectively, in Editorial Writing and honorable mention in Sports Photography, and Megan McFarland, who took first place in News Photography and Sports Photography and honorable mention for General News Writing.

In the spring of 2017, SE Student Media created the first magazine edition of The Holisso, a 76-page full color publication, which students write, photograph and design as a part of the curriculum. The Holisso won Overall Magazine General Excellence and was recognized as the top student produced magazine in OCMA.

The following students received awards for their contributions to The Holisso:

Chelsey Pilkilton, first place, Magazine Sports Photography; J.D. Anteau, first place, Magazine News Photography and second place, Magazine Feature Photography; Nicole Diseker, first place, Magazine Feature Photography; Brandon Green, first place, Magazine Sports Writing; Ivy Phelps, first place, Magazine General Newswriting and second place, Magazine News Photography; Haley Barnett, honorable mention, Magazine Feature Writing; and Kourtney Kaufman, honorable mention Magazine Feature Writing.