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Nov. 1, 2013
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Media students place first at national competition

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University students Kayla Infanti and Lauren Bechard, members of the Baker Orange staff, placed first in the multimedia sports category at the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association national convention on Oct. 26 in New Orleans.Kayla-Infanti-and-Lauren-Bechardforweb

Competing against schools of all sizes across the nation, Bechard and Infanti were recognized for their multimedia package on athletes and injuries in "High Risk Sports." Infanti, a junior from Olathe, Kan., is majoring in public relations and behavioral psychology. Bechard, a junior from Gardner, Kan., is majoring in mass media with an emphasis in public relations.

Baker also received three honorable mentions at the national event. Tera Lyons, a senior from Strasburg, Colo., and Xiomara Nunez, a senior from Dallas, received honorable mention in multimedia sports for their package on roller derby. 

Taylor Shuck, a junior from Lawrence, received honorable mention in multimedia feature for interterm 2013.

Baker's other honorable mention came in multimedia news for the staff's election 2012 coverage.


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