Two Stevenson Student Journalists Receive Highly Selective “Best of SNO” Award

March 20, 2024 12 PM

For the first time in its history, ѨƵ student newspaper, The Stevenson Villager, had two articles featured in , a showcase of the best student journalism created by the more than 400 university and college newspapers that use SNO Sites software. Only 15 percent of submitted stories are published.

“This is a great honor,” said Jeff Browne, Senior Lecturer in Communication and the newspaper’s Faculty Adviser. “The Stevenson Villager is a student news source: written and edited by students. Having two articles featured in Best of SNO is a recognition of Grant and Maya’s hard work, and a positive reflection on our staff and the strong community we’ve built.”

Grant DeVivo, senior Business Communication major and Sports Editor of The Stevenson Villager.

Grant DeVivo, senior Business Communication major and The Stevenson Villager Sports Editor, was recognized for his article, “,” a profile of ѨƵ new baseball coach Matt Righter.

“I am very honored to be recognized for this article and for the work that I have done for The Stevenson Villager,” said Grant. “I am thankful for everyone, including my advisor Mr. Jeffrey Browne and my editor in chief Micah Ernest, for helping me get to this point, and I look forward to publishing more content and doing tons more writing.”

Maya Townsend, junior Business Communication major and reporter for The Stevenson Villager.

Maya Townsend, a junior Business Communication major and student reporter, also had her work featured in The Best of SNO. Her article, “,” focuses on Stevenson sophomore August Jackson and her small jewelry business.

“I am deeply grateful for the recognition, knowing that my article stood out among 15% of other entries, giving an immense thanks to The Stevenson Villager team for their unwavering support and guidance,” said Maya. “Their platform has provided me with the opportunity to showcase my work and cultivate an environment where my creativity and writing abilities could thrive. Moving forward, I hope to continue utilizing the gifts that God has blessed me with to amplify the voices and stories within our community.”

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