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Student-journalists earn national honors

Student-journalists at Muskingum University have earned a variety of national honors in the Society of Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) annual competition.

Heather Menarcheck ’11 of New Philadelphia, OH, and Joshua Chaney ’11 of Coshocton, OH, earned first place in the Spot or Hard News category for their story Driver made a mistake. Chaney also earned second place in the Features category.

Cheyenne Campbell ’11 won an honorable mention in the Personal Opinion category for her opinion piece Get more bang for your buck, Muskies

Cree Walker ’12 received an honorable mention in the Personal Opinion category for Paperweight cookies: A fond memory.

Masashi Kato ’10 won second place in the Photo Essay category for Behind the lens of a photographer.

The SCJ is the national honorary fraternity for members of the student media. The faculty advisor for the chapter at Muskingum University is Assistant Professor of Journalism Dr. Vivian Wagner.