The Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Taylor Curet’s work as some of the best collegiate journalism of the past year. Curet, a Manship School senior, was an SPJ 2015 National Mark of Excellence Awards finalist in the Television News and Feature Photography category. You can view his winning entry, Funerals for the Forgotten, here.
National Mark of Excellence Award winners are chosen from the category winners in each of SPJ’s 12 regions, and the awards are judged by journalism professionals with at least three years of experience. Judges were directed to choose only those entries they considered outstanding work worthy of a national honor.
The Manship School competes in Region 12 against universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Curet was the Region 12 winner in the Television News and Feature Photography category and the Television News Reporting category, and a finalist in the Television Feature Reporting category. The full list of Manship School Region 12 Mark of Excellence Award honorees include:
Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Wilborn P. Nobles III for The last time I saw my mother
Television Feature Reporting
Winner: Jacquelyn Masse for Joseph Delaune’s last wish
Finalist:Taylor Curet for Funerals for the forgotten
Television General News Reporting
Finalist: Courtney Allen for Smart Helmets
Television News and Feature Photography
Winner: Taylor Curet for Funerals for the forgotten
Television Sports Photography
Winner: Johnny Lombardi for LSU Hockey
Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Taylor Curet, for Swimmer legacy
School divisions are based on student enrollment. The Manship School competes in the large school category of 10,000+ students.