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University Leader wins awards

The University Leader, the student newspaper of Fort Hays State University, earned a silver medal at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press conference last month in Salina, along with a handful of individual awards.

The Leader staff submitted individual articles in a variety of categories to compete against other Kansas schools' publications.

The Leader also was entered in the overall category, which judges the entire newspaper. The Leader earned a silver medal in the competition, the second-highest honor available.

Photo editor Jolie Koehn won first place in the news photography category, and staff writer Taylor Lunsford won first place in review writing. Artist Elise Chavez swept the illustration category, winning first, second and honorable mention.

Sports editor Cody Giefer earned third place in sports writing, while Leader editor-in-chief Eric Bader earned third place in column writing.