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Student Voice staff receive honors at Wisconsin Newspaper Association Convention

February 28, 2013

The Student Voice has won three awards, including one for overall excellence, in a statewide competition with other college and university newspapers around Wisconsin.

The awards were announced Thursday during the annual convention of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association in Middleton, Wis.

The newspaper received an honorable mention in general excellence, a contest category to “recognize balanced excellence of the college newspaper as a whole,” according to the foundation.

Ryan Tibbitts, a sophomore from Glidden, Wis., who is majoring in journalism, won second place in the sports column category for “Small town sports foster sense of community,” published in February 2012.

Michael Brun, a 2012 journalism graduate, earned an honorable mention in general reporting for his October 2011 news story, “AFAB allows seg fee funding for dues-based student orgs.”

Sponsored by the WNA Foundation, the Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest is judged by journalism professionals from around the state.