The awards are for work published by college students during 2013 and were presented March 29 at SPJ's Region 2 conference at Georgetown University. The competition draws entries from colleges and universities across Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina.
Logan Nardo, a senior journalism (mass communications) major from Midlothian, Va., won the radio in-depth reporting category for his story, "Going Local: Naturally Grown Food in Rockbridge," which advances to SPJ's national competition. Nardo also won a regional finalist award in the radio feature category for "Bull Riding in Raphine."
Other W&L students winning finalist awards were:
- Hamlet Fort, a junior English and journalism (mass communications) double major from Hartsville, S.C., in general news reporting (small college division);
- Andy Soergel, a senior business journalism major from Pittsburgh, Pa., in feature writing;
- Katy Stewart, Alex Cummings and Kelly Mae Ross, May 2013 graduates, for online in-depth reporting;
- the staff of "Rockbridge Report" in the independent online student publication category.