By Chrysa Keenon | Echo
Last weekend, the staff members of The Echo represented Taylor at the Hoosier State Press Association Newsroom Seminar and Awards Luncheon. Co-Editor in Chief Eric Andrews won second place in the Sports Writing category, and contributor and senior Becca Robb won third place in the Editorial/Opinion Writing category.
Taylor was the only private school to win an award at the conference. In the Sports Writing category, Ball State University placed first, and Indiana University placed third. In the Editorial/Opinion Writing category, Indiana University placed first, and Ball State placed second.
"The Echo, interestingly, competes with student newspapers at public and private universities, from Indiana University to Ball State University, and from Indiana Wesleyan to Wabash College, and many others," said Faculty Adviser Alan Blanchard. "Our student journalists Eric Andrews and Becca Robb facing and besting stiff competition adds a level of significance. They are typical of the excellence for which each and every member of The Echo staff (strives) to achieve."