The Lions Roar, Southeastern’s weekly student newspaper, received a first-place award in the 2018 American Scholastic Press Association’s (ASPA) Newspaper Competition Held in New York this past May.
The newspaper was noted by judges as “an excellent school newspaper which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout / graphics designers, advertising / sales managers, and advisor.”
“I am extremely proud of the dedication and effort our students put into each article published,” said Dr. Lee E. Lind, director of student publications. “On Southeastern’s campus the newspaper is the chronicle of our daily lives, an important channel for community discussion and information, and the learning laboratory for the development of superior journalistic skills. This recognition from the ASPA is an indicator of the success Southeastern students have achieved in those areas.”
The ASPA annual contest is also a review of publication quality, in which The Lion’s Roar received a perfect score in the category of page design. Editor-in-Chief Larshell Green led the staff of student reporters. “With each assignment or task completed, I witnessed an expansion in the staff’s confidence and skills,” said Green. “I couldn’t be more proud of the work that we have created together as a professional family.”
The American Scholastic Press Association competition judges approximately 2,000 yearbooks, newspapers, and magazines annually from high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.