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NIC student wins regional and state awards for journalism

| May 7, 2021 1:07 AM

A North Idaho College student in the journalism and photography programs won two awards this academic year for excellence in journalism reporting for the college’s student news organization, the NIC Sentinel.

Hannah Neff was awarded first place for a light feature in the student category in the Idaho Press Club’s Best of 2020 competition and finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 2020 Mark of Excellence for feature writing (small).

Neff’s award-winning story in each competition was “Who done it? Mysterious posters appear in Boswell.” The story covers a case of prank playing between staff and faculty in the Fine Arts and Communication Division and can be viewed at NIC Sentinel.

Neff has been writing for the NIC Sentinel for two years and is currently the managing editor. She enjoys writing features, photography, and interviewing NIC students, staff and faculty.

“I love getting to tell stories of the college and everything that is happening on campus,” Neff said. “NIC has a very vibrant community and it’s so fun being a part of that.”

While going to school and overseeing the Sentinel, Neff has also worked nights and weekends as a copy editor and news page designer at The Press.

"We're all so proud of her," said Mike Patrick, managing editor. "She's talented, hard-working and a delight to be around. Great things await this wonderful young woman."

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