Merciad writer receives PA press award

Jeanette Fournier, staff writer for The Merciad, the student newspaper of Mercyhurst University, has won first-place honors in this year’s Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Student Keystone Press Awards.

The contest recognizes student journalism that provides “relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers,” according to the Pennsylvania NewsMedia.

Fournier, a junior Music Performance major, won top prize in the “Review” category of Division II, which recognizes outstanding journalism at four-year colleges and universities with enrollment under 10,000. Fournier’s winning entry was an arts and entertainment review of adjunct professor Robin Hasenpflug’s cello concert.

This is the second year in a row that a Merciad staff member has received a Student Keystone Press Award.

Official Press Release from the Mercyhurst University Public Relations Office