Where did we go this morning? Well, I’m glad you asked.
We drove down to Little Rock for the 2012 Arkansas Press Association Editorial Awards presentation at the downtown Double Tree hotel.
Competing in the Larger Daily Division, which includes the Democrat-Gazette – the largest newspaper in the state – Maria won first place in the News/Political Column section. This is her second state-level first place award, the first being a few years back in Hoosier State Press Association competition when she worked at the Crawfordsville Journal-Review.
I can’t tell you how proud I am of her.
The Jonesboro Sun staff won a total of five first-place awards, plus Sun reporter Waylon Harris won the 2012 Outstanding Young Journalist Award for the state of Arkansas.