SMP wins again at SRPI

From left: Staff Photographer Ebenezer Mulugeta, Editor-in-Chief Andrew West, Asst. Adviser Cindy Wheeler, Asst. Print Editor Sarah Lane, and Adviser Kristie Kemper at SRPI. Photo contributed.

The Six Mile Post won first place overall in the two-year college division in the 2013 Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) held at Savannah State University Feb. 21-22.

Schools represented ranged from the collegiate level all the way to the elementary level.

Six Mile Post Editor-in-Chief Andrew West, Assistant Print Editor Sarah Lane and Staff Photographer Ebenezer Mulugeta attended the two-day convention along with Six Mile Post faculty advisers Kristie Kemper and Cindy Wheeler.

The Six Mile Post also won individual awards. Former staff writer Mark Ewings won first place in the category of best editorial/column. Ryan Jones, chief photographer, won first place for best news photo. Also, West took home two second place awards, one for best feature story and one for best sports story.

West said, “It’s always an honor to take home awards for the paper, whether they are individual or overall, and we always enjoy the Southern Regional Press Institute.”