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Barb Drake.

NCEW member Barb Drake along with coworkers Shelley Epstein and Mike Bailey of the Journal Star in Peoria, Ill., won the Community Service Award from the Illinois Press Association. The prize honored their work to inspire and promote a community response to race-based shootings.

In the same contest, Drake won first place for editorial writing for a series of editorials on the same topic.

Drake also received the Centurian Award from her alma mater, Bradley University, recognizing professional excellence in editorial writing that has brought honor to the school. Of over 50,000 alums, only 116 have been declared Centurions.
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Publication:The Masthead
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3IL
Date:Dec 22, 2000
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