Two Spring Hill College students’ journalism work recognized

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 2:15pm

Mobile, Ala. ­– Two Spring Hill College students have been recognized for their work in journalism at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) “Best of the South” collegiate journalism awards.

Caroline Gernhauser, a senior integrated communications major from New Orleans, placed 8th in the arts and entertainment writing category. She is a writer for the college student newspaper, “The Springhillian.” Keli Mazza, a senior from Orlando majoring in digital video production, placed 9th in the press photography category. She is a contributing photographer to the student newspaper.

The SEJC competition included more than 400 individual entries from 41 colleges in eight states. The SEJC competition is open to the organization's member schools from eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. This year's competition included 433 entries from 41 eligible member schools. Judges for the competition included 23 journalism professionals from newspapers, broadcast outlets and magazines across the country.

The purpose of the SEJC contest is to function as a journalism teaching-tool, as well as a competition. All entries are given a rating, and judges are encouraged to provide comments and professional advice.