The South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) recognized staff members of Bob Jones University’s student newspaper, The Collegian, with multiple awards at the Collegiate Annual News Contest Saturday, April 6, at The Marriot in Columbia, South Carolina. Both individual staff members and The Collegian staff in its entirety were honored.

The SCPA Collegiate News Contest recognizes the best in South Carolina collegiate journalism. Collegiate staff members compete against other colleges and universities in Division 1 (colleges with undergraduate enrollment of under 5,000 students) and in the Collegiate Open Division which includes all colleges and universities in South Carolina.

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Two BJU students received individual SCPA awards: sophomore Christina Laird of Nashua, New Hampshire, (first place, Arts and Entertainment Story) and senior Ian Dyke of Front Royal, Virginia, (second place, Editorial Writing).

In addition, The Collegian staff won first place, Page One Design, and second place, Student Government Beat Coverage. Additionally, The Collegian staff was honored with second place in the category of General Excellence, which recognizes all aspects of the publication.

“I’m proud of the staff of our campus newspaper. Their work has been recognized as being some of the best among college newspapers in our state,” said Betty Solomon, faculty adviser for The Collegian. “Our goal is to keep our campus as informed as we can, and this year’s staff has done that.”

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