Vermilion, staff receive 6 awards at journalism conference
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette collected six awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference annual convention at the University of Mississippi in Oxford this weekend.
The Vermilion won second place in the best college website category in the SEJC’s annual Best of the South competition.
Kailey Broussard, a junior journalism major from Lafayette, won two second-place awards for news writing, one in the Best of the South competition and the other in the onsite competition at the convention.
Garrett Ohlmeyer, a December sports management graduate from Lafayette, won second place in sportswriting in Best of the South. He is currently a reporter with the Houma Courier.
Leah Cavalier, a senior journalism major from New Iberia, won second place in copy editing in the onsite competition.
George Clarke, a sophomore English major from Tacoma, Washington, won eighth place in arts and entertainment writing in Best of the South.
The SEJC is composed of more than 30 college journalism programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Almost 300 students and faculty attended the convention in Oxford.