Daily places eight times in SPJ Region 8 Mark of Excellence contest

We learned today that The Daily fared well in the SPJ Region 8 Mark of Excellence contest. Here’s what we’re told are our winning entries:

• Best affiliated website – Staff
• Best all-around non-daily student newspaper – Staff
• Best student magazine – Staff
• General news reporting – Jana Allen
• Breaking news photography – Paxson Haws
• Sports writing – George Stoia
• Sports photography – Caitlyn Epes
• Online/digital sports videography – Will Conover

First-place winners from this pool of entries, drawn from schools in Oklahoma and Texas, will compete next at the national level.