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Student Awards

Below is a sample of student awards. For more on the accomplishments of the Speech and Debate team, please click here

2019

Society of Public Relations Federation

Students with the student organization PRISM, the Public Relations Integrated Student Media, won a Lantern award at Society of Public Relations Federation annual conference.

Southeastern Journalism Conference Winners

Katie Poe, 2nd Place, 2018 College Journalist of the Year, Southeast Journalism Conference (News Editor of The Reflector).

Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters & Media Editors

First Place “General Excellence in Television” - Take 30 News Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors.

2018

Southeastern Journalism Conference Winners

Students from universities and colleges competed in the Best of the South competition held by the Southeast Journalism Conference. The convention was held February 15-17, 2018, at the Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Students from The Reflector won eight awards, including first place in College Journalist of the Year and 3rd place in the Best College Newspaper category. This year’s Best of the South contest included 412 entries from about 30 universities and colleges. Here are Mississippi State’s winners in the print categories of the Best of the South contest.

College Journalist of the Year

1st place: Emmalyne Kwasny

Best College Newspaper, No. 3

Best College Website, No. 10

Best Opinion/Editorial Writer

No. 5, Steven Weirich

No. 10, Chris Lowe

Best Sports Writer

No. 4, Emmalyne Kwasny

Best Multimedia Journalist

No. 3, Josh Back

Mississippi State University placed second in the SEJC on-site team competition and two students won individual awards in the on-site competition.

Design/Page Layout

Emmalyne Kwasny, 3rd Place

Sports Writing

3rd place, Hunter Cloud

SEC Championship

2nd place team

Mississippi Press Association Awards

Best General News Story

First place- The Reflector, Emmalyne Kwasny, DACA

Third place (tie)- The Reflector, Katie Poe, GSDP

Best Sports News Story (All newspapers)

First place- The Reflector, Emmalyne Kwasny and Taylor Rayburn, “Mullen leaves MSU"

Third place- The Reflector, Taylor Rayburn, “We are here to elevate”

Best Sports Column (All colleges)

First place- The Reflector, Taylor Rayburn

Second place- The Reflector, Forrest Buck

Best Sports Feature

First place- The Reflector, Chris Lowe

Second place- The Reflector, Jessica Lindsey

Third place- The Reflector, Mia Rodriguez

Best Feature Story

Second place- The Reflector, Taylor Rayburn, “Queen Victoria Vivians”

Best Cartoon

First place- The Reflector, Jenn McFadden, “Confederate Flag”

Third place- The Reflector, Jenn McFadden, “Trump, Kim”

Best General News Photograph

Third place- The Reflector, Alayna Stevens, “Callie Brown”

Best Sports Photograph

First place- The Reflector, Noah Siano, Williams brings balance”

Second place- The Reflector, Noah Siano, “Peyton Harris, a senior”

Third place- The Reflector

Best Series or Investigative News Package

Second place- The Reflector, Josh Beck, Katie Poe and Tori Boatner, “The Vaping Exemption”

Best Design

Second place- The Reflector

Best Front Page

First place- The Reflector

Best Graphic

Second place- The Reflector, Jenn McFadden, “No lost generation”

Third place- The Reflector, Jenn McFadden, “Dear other side of the fence”

Best Website

First place- The Reflector

Best Use of Social Media

First place- The Reflector, Taylor Rayburn, “Joe Moorhead”

Third place, The Reflector, Emmalyne Kwasny

General Excellence

First place- The Reflector

2017

Emmie Kwasny, 2017 Journalist of the Year, Southeast Journalism Conference (Editor-in-Chief of The Reflector)