Students Compete Against Professional Broadcasters, Win

Two students representing Central Methodist University have been recognized by the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) for 2017 Education Media Awards. 

Competing against professional broadcasters, Lachai Allen, a sophomore communication studies major from Overland, and former student Wyatt Craven from Hardin, were awarded first place in the Educational Service Announcement category for their entry titled, “In-School Suspension.” 

“I am very proud of them because the competition for this award is coming from all around the state of Missouri,” said Kristin Cherry, associate professor of communication at CMU, including commercial as well as college media.

The MSTA’s statewide Communication Awards Committee met in Columbia on April 22 to judge nominations from around the state.

Winners were announced on April 27, which included the recognition of 12 different media gaining top honors in 12 categories. CMU’s KCMU Eagle Radio was the only college or university recognized topping their category of competition.

The competition rewards outstanding coverage of education and education issues by the Missouri media. Nominations are judged on originality, impact, objectivity, timeliness, appeal, and contribution to education. 

Awards will be presented to winners at the MSTA regional meeting.

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