College students from around the state headed to Saint Louis for the Missouri College Media Assocition in hopes to collect awards for student publications. Missouri Western State University and Northwest Missouri State also took the trip to the gateway city. In addition to awards in each category, student officers presented plaques to Advisor of the Year, Photojournalist of the Year and Journalist of the Year which goes to bearcat Dennis Sharkey. Sharkey wasn`t the only big winner from the Midland Wmpire. Both Missouri Western and Northwest took home numerous accolades. Northwest brought home 28 awards between its yearbook and newsparer, The Northwest Missourian.Missouri Western adds 18 awards between its yearbook and newspaper,The Griffon News. Missouri Western took third place in Best Overall Newspaper while Northwest recieved honorable in that category.