Another successful time at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association shows the work The South Texan has been able to accomplish last year.
This newspaper competed with other collegiate publications around the entire state, and came out victorious in some cases.
The awards not only recognize the effort our staff puts in each week to print a newspaper, but the creativity and the talent that our staff members use to come up with contest entries on the spot.
Most of the live competitions require on-the-spot spontaneity, and five of us were able to place in contests spanning different mediums.
Whether it’s newspaper, radio or video, communications students are excelling right here in Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Regardless of who is graduating, I’m confident that The South Texan, Javelina Broadcast Network and KTAI 91.1 will continue operating successfully and spread accurate and vital information for all students.
The field of communications continues to grow vastly, and according to this year’s award results, TAMUK students are on top of the changing times.
All award winners are listed below. If you know one of these students, don’t be afraid to congratulate them for their successful efforts.
Rey Castillo- Honorable Mention sports writing
Dante Hernandez- 2nd place radio announcing, Honorable Mention Video News
Thalia Perez- Honorable Mention two-person photo essay
Herminio Rodriguez- 2nd place Spanish radio announcing
Fares Sabawi- Honorable mention two-person photo essay, honorable mention editorial writing
Kim Caughman- 1st place editorial cartoon
James Espinosa- 2nd place sports column
Frank Garza- Honorable Mention feature story, Honorable Mention feature photo
Fares Sabawi- 1st place information graphic, 2nd place editorial, 3rd place news photo, Honorable Mention Photo Illustration
D.A. Zapata- Honorable Mention critical review
South Texan Staff- Honorable mention editorial