Awards & Honors


Heels Down Magazine U25 Equestrian Creativity Awards Finalist (A Silent Language: Speaking Equine)

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Gold Winner 2016 | Hermes Creative Awards

Received Gold Hermes Creative Award for 137. Blog Writing for feature story about triathlete with hearing loss on Starkey Hearing Technologies corporate blog.

Read the article:No Excuses: Taylor Seavey’s Road to Better Hearing

Honorable Mention | Hermes Creative Awards 2016

Honorable mention for Starkey Hearing Technologies corporate blog and magazine article about professional baseball player Tyson Gillies.

Read the article:Hearing On and Off the Field: Tyson Gillies



2013 Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest- Best Sports Feature Story

The first-place award for a sports feature story on my story about Olympic historian John Lucas awarded by the Missouri Press Association. Our paper received a total of 64 awards and the Gold Medal for this year’s contest.

Read it here:
  Renowned Olympics historian John Lucas can no longer recall his life’s mission

2013 Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest- 2nd Place Best Story About the Outdoors

Second place award for the 2013 Missouri Press Association Best Newspaper Contest in the Best Story About the Outdoors category for “Falconers build bonds with their birds” article.

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Top Ten 2012 APSE

Associated Press Sports Editors

February 2013

My article about a renowned Olympics historian with Alzheimer’s won top ten in the 30,000 and under feature category.

0ab198a.pngSociety of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Region 7 Winner, 2013

Society of Professional Journalists

My article on a renowned Olympics historian with Alzheimer’s won the long sports category for Region 7 and went on to the national competition. (See MPA/ APSE above for article)



Richard Lombardi-Magellan Award for History

The Hockaday School

April 2008