A reporter with the McDonald County Press was one of 10 Arkansas Press Women members who received awards at the APW annual meeting on June 30.
The group gathered at The Saline Courier in Benton, Ark., near Little Rock, for the presentation, which also included the awarding of APW's journalism scholarship and a brief business meeting.
The luncheon speaker was Sandy Longhorn, an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas and the director of the new C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference at UCA.
Reporter Sally Carroll received the following awards:
• News story -- Print-based newspaper: third place for Alice Snodgrass's story of "One Tough Lady" and Honorable Mention for "Goodman -- The Road to Recovery"
• Feature story -- Print-based newspaper: third place for "Local Man Inherits Newspaper 'Goldmine,'" a story about Powell resident James Reed and his historical project based on his great-grandfather's stash of newspapers
• Personality Profile -- More than 500 words: third place for "Chicken Whisperer," a feature story showcasing farmer Jeremy Garrett.
Of the three third-place awards, judges remarked that the stories reflected people who were strong and passionate about their missions.
The "One Tough Lady" article, featuring Snodgrass, who survived after being shot six times, was a "riveting story," a judge said. The judge remarked, "I'm already in awe of Alice and her strength."
A judge reviewing the James Reed feature remarked the story focused on "one man's love for the community and his desire to preserve its history." The judge added, "Now I want to know about James Reed's progress with this project."
One judge commented that Garrett's feature is a "great portrait of a man committed to his passion."
The work submitted was completed in 2017 and judged in the spring of 2018.General News on 07/12/2018
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