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Centennial Journalism Students Win Award of Distinguished Merit, Student’s Photo Takes Best in the State at Journalism Convention (April, 2006)

Journalism students attended the state journalism convention this past weekend and brought home several awards. All three parts of the department, the Titan Pride yearbook, the Titan Times newspaper and the Titan TV staff all earned the Award of Distinguished Merit, the highest award any activity can receive from the state association.

All three areas also sent tapes, stories, designs and photos that had been broadcast or published on this year’s Titan TV or Titan Times, or in last year’s Titan Pride yearbook for individual competition. All three areas were competing against all the other 4A schools in the state.

Individual awards include: in broadcast, Titan TV won first place in news broadcast; Malori Koehler placed third in General News Story; Cole Ruede placed first in Feature Story; Drew Graham placed first in Sports Feature Story; and Jessica Thompson placed second in Promotion/Commercial.

In the newspaper division, John Park won honorable mention in news writing; Michele Dingus placed third in Photo Story; Annie Ross placed second in General Column; and Mehgan Clark placed third in Sports Feature Photo.

In the yearbook division, Raissa Lim, Desiree Altman and Sanja Trtanj earned an honorable mention in Theme Selection and Development for last year’s book, C Us; Raissa Lim and Sanja Trtanj also earned an honorable mention for theme copy in last year’s book. Last year’s photographers brought home several awards. In Sports Action photo, Regan Parenton earned an honorable mention; in Academic Photo, Karmen Chan and Sandra Omielanczuk earned honorable mentions, and in Non-Academic Photo, Lene Wood won first place and Peter Hanna won third place. The individual awards were topped off when it was announced that Lene Wood’s photo on page 5 of last year’s yearbook was named as Tops in Texas, the best photo in the state in that category, competing against schools in all five classifications.