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K-State Today Student Edition

August 30, 2013



K-State students recognized for communications excellence at recent meeting

By Debra Webb

Each year the annual meeting of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is held in conjunction with Ag Media Summit, bringing together students and professionals in the agricultural communications, journalism and marketing industry. This year’s event was Aug. 3–7 in Buffalo, N.Y.

The summit provides networking, professional development and educational opportunities to promote, support and showcase the viability of the agricultural publications industry. Kansas State University was represented by current agricultural communications and journalism students, Logan Britton and Claire Carlson, as well as many recent graduates of the program. Kris Boone, head of K-State’s department of communications and agricultural education, accompanied the students.

Britton and Carlson were both finalists and travel award winners for the Forrest Bassford Student Award, which recognizes and rewards excellence, leadership and professionalism among students. The overall winner receives a $2,000 scholarship and up to four additional students each receive $750 travel scholarships to attend Ag Media Summit.

Also recognized at the summit were winners of the 2012–2013 Critique and Contest, which recognizes student work and accomplishments across six different categories. Results for K-State entries are listed below:

2012–2013 Critique and Contest results

 Writing division

Long feature story
Amanda Spoo, third place

Long feature personality profile
Amanda Spoo, second place
Lisa Henderson, third place

Editorial writing
Lisa Henderson, first place

Publication division

Magazine
Kansas State Agriculturist Spring 2013, first place
Staff: Sadee Rohleder, Alex Lord, Robin Kleine, Heather Oentrich, Laura Mushrush, Mark Avilla, Amanda Spoo, Greg Peterson

Brochure
Amanda Spoo, second place

Excellence in publications
Kansas State Agriculturist Spring 2013

Staff: Sadee Rohleder, Alex Lord, Robin Kleine, Heather Oentrich, Laura Mushrush, Mark Avilla, Amanda Spoo, Greg Peterson

Photography division

Animal photo
Kate Hagans, first place

Excellence in photography
Kate Hagans

Public relations division

Public relations single item
International Grains Program 2012 Year in Review, first place
Staff: Amanda Spoo, Casey Droddy, Jordan Hildebrand, Briana Jacobus

Blog
Claire Carlson, first place

Excellence in public relations
International Grains Program 2012 Year in Review
Staff: Amanda Spoo, Casey Droddy, Jordan Hildebrand, Briana Jacobus