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Catholic Voice receives first at CPA convention

A first place award was won by The Catholic Voice at the Catholic Press Association's 2006 Convention in Nashville, Tenn. May 26.

Winning for Best Personality Profile was writer Jaclyn Twidwell for her story "“ 'Gloria Leiferman shares love and commitment."

The judges wrote: 'Jaclyn tells the inspiring story of Gloria Leiferman who has fostered more than 200 children. She uses a reporter's best friend "“ chronological order "“ to describe how Leiferman fell in love with fostering then dealt with the complexities as she took on more children suffering from drug-induced maladies. This story, easily the best in this category, was told in a straightforward yet compelling way."

Executive Editor Charlie Wieser said the newspaper is proud of Twidwell's national first place honor.

'Jaclyn is a dedicated journalist who enjoys writing about people living their faith," he said. 'Her award is well deserved."

The Catholic Voice also won two awards at the Nebraska Press Association's 2006 Convention in April. Associate Editor Lisa Schulte placed second for her two-page pictorial feature on sculptor John Lajba, and the newspaper was awarded third place for its senior living coverage.

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