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January 23, 2019

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Grant Pepper cleans up on awards


(Editor’s note: Grant wrote several columns for the Ada Icon during the past school year. The Ada Icon congratulation him on a job well done in many areas of life, as a person, a student, varsity basketball player, and journalist.)

The Ohio Northern University chapter earned 11 awards for excellence in college journalism in the Society for Collegiate Journalists’ (SCJ) annual contest.

Graduating senior Grant Pepper was the most awarded collegiate journalist for the second year in a row with seven individual awards. He earned first- and second-place prizes in the radio sports package category for his work on “The Pep Talk.” He also won first place in the sports news category for his article “Where does ONU stand on kneeling?” Additionally, Pepper earned three second-place awards for continuing coverage, sports features and hard news. He also was awarded an honorable mention in the hard news category.