2022 MNA College Better Newspaper Contest

Human Interest Story ( 2 Year College/University,4 Year College/University) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: 'If you don't do it, who will?'
    Entry Credit: Makenzi Johnson
    Judge Comment: Amber O’Brien inherited her commitment to social responsibility from her mom, and she’s practicing it through her work in the community and as a student at Bethel University. Mackenzi Johnson captures every ounce of this ambitious student’s enthusiasm in this compelling profile.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Concordian (Moorhead)
    Entry Title: "If I can see her, I can be her" Concordia recognized for gender diversity in coaching
    Entry Credit: Maria Klipfel
    Judge Comment: Rachel Bergeson, activities director at Concordia College of Moorhead, has vaulted the school from an ‘F’ to an ‘A’ for gender diversity in head coaching among Minnesota colleges. Maria Klipfel explains Bergeson’s profound impact at the school, in and outside of athletics.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: Praying with his eyes open
    Entry Credit: Soraya Keiser
    Judge Comment: Soraya Keiser tells the story of how a sheriff deputy’s act of forgiveness changed the life of the 19-year-old man who shot him. Twenty-four-years later, that young man is now a pastor who works with others to confront hurt and find healing in the Rondo community and Twin Cities area.
  • Competition Comment: Numerous outstanding entries in this category. The best entries were from writers who displayed an extraordinary depth of understanding of their subjects through research and well-thought-out interviews.