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ULM Hawkeye wins national journalism award

Published March 14, 2014

The Hawkeye—the student newspaper at the University of Louisiana at Monroe—recently brought home awards from two journalism competitions, including a top-10 finish nationally.

At the Associated Collegiate Press’ annual convention in San Diego, Calif. the Hawkeye won 10th place in the “Best of Show” category for four-year weekly newspapers. The convention hosted 143 schools.

“Most college students wouldn't give up weekends to create a paper each and every week,” said Jamie Arrington, the editor and chief of the Hawkeye.

“We do it because it is what we enjoy doing. Earning these awards and being able to bring them back to share with our university is icing on the cake. We are proud of the many accomplishments we've achieved.” 


Four ULM students also won awards for writing and design in the 2013 Southeastern Journalism Convention’s (SEJC) “Best of the South” competition held in late February.

Garrett Boyte, of Oak Grove, won fifth place for “Best Opinion-Editorial” writer. Jaclyn Jones, of New Orleans, won sixth place for “Best News Writer.”

Michelle McDaniel, of Winnsboro, won 10th place for “Best Newspaper Page Layout and Design,” and Adam Hunsucker of Bristol, Tenn., won ninth place for “Best Sports Writer.”

The awards, chosen from 440 entries from 35 universities, were announced at the SEJC’s annual convention, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Overall, 169 students from 34 universities were ranked in the 30 “Best of the South” categories. The SEJC consists of 51 member universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.