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MAILED: April 13, 2000|
Four University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students were among the winners of the Milwaukee Press Club's first Collegiate Journalistic Excellence Competition.
Senior David Kuhn, Glendale, won first place for his story, "The Harsh Reality of Abuse," in the Best Single News Story category of the newspaper division. Kuhn also placed first with "Unwelcomed Realities" in the Best Single Feature Story category of the newspaper division. Both stories were published in UW-Eau Claire's student newspaper, The Spectator.
Junior Nicholas Sargent, Menomonee Falls, received first place for his story, "We Just Want to Play," in the Best Single Sports Story category of the newspaper division. Sargent also received an honorable mention for Best Single News Story in the newspaper division with "Title IX Probe Launched." Both stories also were published in The Spectator.
Sophomore Marissa Kramer, Waukesha, and junior Erin Tibbits, Washburn, won first place in the Best Single Feature Story category of the radio division with their story, "Veterans Day." Kramer's and Tibbits' story was aired on WUEC-FM, UW-Eau Claire's radio station.
Dr. David Gordon, chair of the communication and journalism department at UW-Eau Claire, said the results reflect the efforts the students put into these stories.
"We are extremely pleased to have that many students do so well in this prestigious statewide contest," Gordon said.
The winners will receive their awards at the press club's annual Gridiron dinner Saturday, May 6, at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. First-place winners and their organizations will receive award plaques. The honorable mention recipients will receive award certificates.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 13, 2000