By Eric Fischer
Sevastopol student journalists earned high praise at the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association (NEWSPA) Convention in late April. Sevastopol took home seventeen awards in total, sixteen for journalism including first-place finishes in the News Story-General, News Story-Academic/Class Related, and Editorial categories, as well as the blue ribbon for yearbook design. Barbara Benish, the Executive Secretary for NEWSPA and Journalism Instructor at UW-Oshkosh says the judges’ comments on the submitted stories were very positive and the students show potential as good journalists.
Benish also praised Sevastopol graduate Monica Salmeri who graduated Saturday from UW-Oshkosh with a Public Relations degree. The NEWSPA Convention is held every April at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary next year.