University of the Ozarks communication students received several top honors at the second annual Spring Creek Arts Festival, held Oct. 23 thru 25 in Springdale.
Rebecca Phillips won first place in both the News Story and Music Video categories, Billy Easley took first in the Sports Story and Broadcast categories, Corey Pintado took first in Human Interest, and Ryan West won first in the Documentary competition. In addition, Alix Tiegs took home a second-place prize in the Public Affairs category.
Ozarks competed in the collegiate division against universities such as John Brown University, University of Arkansas, Pittsburg State University and Missouri State University. There were more than 600 total entries from high school and college students in the festival.
"We had an excellent day of networking with high school juniors and seniors and their A/V teachers, as well as industry leaders such as Wal-Mart Television," said U of O Director of Broadcasting Susan Edens. "Our students did a great job with their projects and were also great ambassadors for the University and the communication program at the festival."
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