The contest recognizes excellent studentmedia produced during 2012. Professional media members serve as contest judges.
SCJ is a national honor society. Membership in the Evangel chapter requires at least two semesters of media staff service. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is also required. There are 12 active members in Evangel’s SCJ chapter.
Entries in the SCJ contest are judged against entries from colleges and universities across the nation.
“It is always nice for students and their work to be recognized, but to achieve in these contests is especially gratifying,” said Melinda Booze, SCJ chapter adviser and faculty adviser for The Lance.
“The judges are media professionals. This gives these awards particular value.”
Evangel’s student newspaper, The Lance, received 12 awards from the SCJ contest. Christine Temple, senior, served as The Lance editor in chief.
Temple was named the Art Barlow Journalist of the Year. She was selected from a group of finalists from college and university SCJ chapters across the United States. She received a plaque and $500.
Editorial Cartoons: Lorane “Raini” Way
Evangel’s television station, ECTV, received one SCJ award. Dr. Cameron Pace, professor of communication, is the faculty adviser.
TV News Show Overall Excellence: “Newswatch Today”
For additional information, contact Melinda Booze at (417) 865-2815, ext. 8417 or Dr. Cameron Pace, ext. 8411.