Chad Jennings, a native of Sikeston, was awarded second place in Best Sports Story - News or Feature in Class 1.
He also won an honorable mention in Best Sports Column, which included all newspapers in the state of Missouri. The award-winning news stories were written while Jennings was working for the Columbia Missourian.
A 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School, Jennings graduated in 2002 from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
The son of Dan and Dianne Jennings of Sikeston is now a sports writer for the Scranton (Pa.) Times Tribune.