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The Wood Word staff Front row left to right: Sarah Cruz, Brigid Edmunds, Satara Dickey, Holly Dastalfo, Mackenzie Warren, and Juliette Meyers; Second row L to R: Autumn Granza, Autumn Gramigna, Lindsey Matylewicz, and Vincent Schultz; Third row L to R: Justin Wahy, Erica Nealon, Kelsey Van Horn, and Patrick Kernan; Fourth row L to R: Joseph Petro, Evan Felser, and Janice Richardson; Absent from photo: Elysabethe Brown, Katlynn Whitaker, Maria Grecco, Thomas Cunningham, and Diana D'Achille.
The Wood Word staff Front row left to right: Sarah Cruz, Brigid Edmunds, Satara Dickey, Holly Dastalfo, Mackenzie Warren, and Juliette Meyers; Second row L to R: Autumn Granza, Autumn Gramigna, Lindsey Matylewicz, and Vincent Schultz; Third row L to R: Justin Wahy, Erica Nealon, Kelsey Van Horn, and Patrick Kernan; Fourth row L to R: Joseph Petro, Evan Felser, and Janice Richardson; Absent from photo: Elysabethe Brown, Katlynn Whitaker, Maria Grecco, Thomas Cunningham, and Diana D'Achille.
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The Wood Word, Marywood University’s student-run newspaper, received 10 awards and two honorable mentions from The Society of Collegiate Journalists (SCJ). The Wood Word was awarded first place in the category Companion Newspaper Website Overall Excellence by SCJ.


The Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) is an academic, journalism honorary organization devoted to college journalists, advisers, and media at universities across the globe. Each year, the Society sponsors a national contest, inviting every active member to submit their work.


Several Marywood University students also took home individual writing and design honors. Other first-place awards included Holly Dastalfo’s “Front Page Design” from the February 2013 issue, titled “Housing Headaches,” and Joseph Petro’s article titled “Sports News” “Policy to sideline coach and student-athlete relationships,” in the March 2013 issue.


“I’m so incredibly proud of our student-journalists,” said Lindsey Wotanis, Ph.D., faculty adviser for The Wood Word.


“We’ve entered this competition for the past three years, and each year we’ve improved and received additional awards,” Dr. Wotanis added.


For more information on the awards, or to access the electronic version of The Word Word, visit http://www.thewoodword.org/

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