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Olivet College Echo, deFinta win awards
Nov 19, 2012

The Olivet College Echo student newspaper was awarded two prizes in the 2012 College Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Michigan Press Association. Olivet competed in the Division III colleges and universities category.

Alexander deFinta, a senior from Marshall, won first place for his editorial, “What It Means to Serve.” In awarding the prize, the judges commented that the article was “easily the best.” They praised the “strong writing” and noted that it was “produced by someone who obviously knows the subject.”

DeFinta also received a third place award for his article, “Olivet is No Longer Just a One Light Town.” The judges rated the story as “excellent” and commented that it was a “meat and potatoes kind of story that should fill our community papers.”

The Olivet College Echo has been in publication since 1888, and regularly enters and earns honors in the annual newspaper contest, and has been given awards for the past seven consecutive years. The newspaper is a member of the Michigan Collegiate Press Association, as well as the Associated Collegiate Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

For more information about the Echo or this year’s honors, contact Brenda Eubank at (269) 749-7175.


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