The Slate, Shippensburg University’s student-run newspaper, earned five Keystone Press Awards last week—the most ever received by the publication.

The Student Keystone Press Awards are presented each year by the Pennsylvania News Media Association for the very best of college journalism. Professional journalists from around the state judge thousands of entries from Pennsylvania colleges and universities in the highly competitive process.

Senior Jamison Barker took first place in editorial writing for three pieces submitted addressing National Anthem protests, disaster aid assistance and the student response to a demonstrator on campus.

Junior Jenna Wise was awarded second place in the ongoing news category for eight stories covering the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Senior Troy Okum earned a second-place award for a photo story covering a barn fire on Britton Road in Shippensburg Township and an honorable mention for a photo story featuring spring commencement at Ship.

Wise, Okum, sophomore Meghan Schiereck and senior Brendan Gates garnered honorable mention in the general news category for a story covering a religious demonstrator on campus.

The Slate is a volunteer, student-run newspaper that has been in operation for 60 years, providing information to Shippensburg University students, faculty and staff on campus as well as alumni and parents of students across the nation.