In an earlier post, I talked about the cost of installing a drug testing program for the Diamond R-4 School District. The board minutes on www.diamondwildcats.com indicates the testing will cost the district $6,000 next year.
Missouri Southern State University's newspaper, The Chart, took home 27 awards at the Missouri College Media Association Convention, held April 8-9 in Lee's Summit.
The newspaper took first in the sweepstakes award, second in special section, third in editorial page and best overall, according to an article in this week's Chart.
Among the reporting awards were an honorable mention for Jessica McIntosh in newswriting, a second place for T. J. Gerlach for editorial writing, third place for Melissa Dunson in feature writing, third place for Monique Jamerson and Chris Heinrich for investigative reporting; and an honorable mention for David Haut for column writing. Ms. Dunson also finished in third place in entertainment review.
Among the non-reporting categories, former Diamond High School student Nate Billings, won first place in advertising design.