Two staff members of The Montclarion, Opinion Editor Katherine Milsop and Assistant Copy Editor Katie Winters, were recently honored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) with the 2009 Mark of Excellence Award for General Column Writing for Region 1, which covers a nine-state area in the Northeast and New England.
They received their award certificates during the Region 1 SPJ Spring Conference held at the City University of New York in New York City on April 10.
Milsop, an anthropology major, took first place in general column writing, while Winters, an English major, took third place in the same category.
As the regional first place winner, Milsop, who will be the managing editor of The Montclarion next fall, qualified to have her winning column entered into the SPJ national competition. She will represent Region 1 against the other 11 regional winners. The national winners will be announced in early May.