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Two mass communication majors at East Central University dominated the  scriptwriting category in the 2008 Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association Student Competition.

Blair Waltman of Maud placed second with her script, "Spaced! Online Addiction," and Jeremiah Edwards of Ardmore placed third with his script, "Uncrossed Starred Lovers."

They will receive the awards Friday [MARCH 28] at the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Student Day Program in Oklahoma City. Their entries were among 238 total entries from universities across the state.

Edwards, a senior, is editor-in-chief of the ECU Journal newspaper. He is majoring in mass communication with a minor in both geography and theatre. He is a graduate of Dickson High School and Murray State College.

Waltman, a junior from Maud, also is a mass communication major with a minor in English. She is a media lab assistant in the Communication Department.

OAB Student Day Program sessions will include television news, news ethics, and radio and television advertising sales. Other ECU students attending the convention will be mass communication majors Whitney Fletcher, Phydelca Thomas and Amy Penprase. They will be accompanied by Dr. Donna Gough, ECU associate professor of education and the secretary/treasurer of the OBEA.

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