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Journalism Students Win Big at State Competition

The Houstonian staff, as well as members of the Houstonian advertising staff, made excellent showings at state conferences held this past weekend.

Representing the campus newspaper at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference in Witchita Falls were nine students who competed in live events, participated in seminars, and attended a job fair. The Houstonian was presented 11 awards at the Saturday morning awards brunch.

Winners include:

"It is very nice to have all our hard work rewarded at the state level," said Jeff Wick, Houstonian editor-in-chief.

The Sam Houston Chapter of Sound Advertising Minds attended the National Student Advertising Competition in Amarillo over the weekend.

The group has been preparing a presentation for the past year on a case study that was given to them by the national organization. The group created a 40-page book, which included public relations, advertising, a budget, as well as a timeline for an advertising campaign for an advertising client.

Tracy Chidester, Hector Lezano, Cheryl Janes, Amanda Bright, and Marisela Lopez all presented the project at the state conference. The presentation was awarded seventh place out of 15 schools, which is a four-place jump in the standings from last year's project.

"We put a whole lot of hard work into this year long project and while we are always striving to be the best, we are content with our excellent showing," said Lopez, Houstonian production manager.

Information for this article has been provided by The Houstonian.

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Apr. 24, 2001
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