Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The North Wind student newspaper at Northern Michigan University won several awards this school year, first at the 2003 Michigan Press AssociationÂ’s College Newspaper Contest, and then at the 2004 Associated Collegiate Press – Best of the Midwest College Newspaper Contest.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  At the Michigan Press AssociationÂ’s College Newspaper Contest, the North Wind and several staff members won awards in eight areas. The North Wind staff received third place both in Best Editorial for a piece titled, “Keep Negotiations Out of the Classroom,” and in Best Overall Design. Former opinion editor Jeremiah Britt of LaPeer, Mich., won second place in Best News Graphic for his “Presidential Search Timeline.” Editor in chief Rob Hamilton, a St. Clair, Mich., secondary education senior, won third place in Sports News Story for his piece “Fight Gives Players Momentum.” News editor Josh Johnson, a Stevens Point, Wis., electronic journalism senior, won Journalist of the Year. Photo editor Don Lhamon, a LÂ’Anse graphic communications junior, took third place in Best Feature Photo for his “Tattoo” piece. Sports staff reporter Tom Murphy, Jr., took first place in Sports Features Story for “Miami Natives Came to Play.” Staff reporter Adam Westhouse, an English secondary education senior from Hudsonville, Mich., won first place in Best Review for “Veteran Singer Continues to Inspire.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  At the Best of the Midwest, the North Wind and staff received three awards. The North Wind staff won third place in Best of Show in the tabloid category. Hamilton took first place in Sportswriting with his piece “Endurance Athletes Face Risks, Rewards.” Yonika Willis, an English writing senior from Bolingbrook, Ill., won honorable mention in Feature Writing with “Negaunee Resident Builds Luge Course in Backyard.”

Prepared By
Jessica Holman