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Olivia Perron '24, Michael Ouellette and Christopher Wilder
April 11, 2023


Academics | Student Success

Curry College's student-run news organization The Currier Times has won the grand prize in the Web News Article category of the National Electronic Media Association’s student competition for the second year in a row. The winning article, written by Olivia Perron '24, centered on President Biden’s trip to Boston to announce the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative. Perron, a public relations  and communication (multimedia journalism) major, covered the exclusive event with fellow Curry juniors and communication majors Michael Ouellette and Christopher Wilder. Finalists in this category included Mississippi State University and University of West Georgia.

"Olivia's story provided great context on the importance of President Biden's speech by explaining how the "Cancer Moonshot" corresponded to JFK's famous "moonshot" speech where astronauts eventually landed on the moon," said Currier Times faculty advisor, Jerry Gibbs.  "She also showed how the Cancer Moonshot research funding will impact students and faculty right here on campus."

CC8/Curry TV was also recognized and received an Honorable Mention as a finalist in the Video Promo category for the entry “Curry Lacrosse; Bleed Purple” produced by communication majors Liam O’Neill '24, Bobby Fanning '23 and Francisco Santiago '24.