WAVERLY — Wartburg College students and recent graduates received seven Iowa Broadcast News Association awards at the organization’s annual conference, April 22 in Johnston.


Among those honored were:


Joshua Harms of Waukee


Jessica Donahue of Waukee


At KWAR, the college radio station, Jarren Ford earned first-place in In-Depth Reporting, while Tyler French and Jonathon Mohwinkle earned second place for their Sports Play-by-Play reporting.


Calyn Thompson earned second place in the News Anchor category for her work on “Cedar Valley Today,” the college’s morning news program.


French and Sam Sides took home first place in Sports Play-by-Play for their work on Knight Vision-Sports, the college’s live-streaming sports network.


Under the Knight Vision-News division, Tugboat Media, composed of Elizabeth Jewitt, Amanda Groff, Allix Williamson, Mark Nalefski, Austin Boyke and Brady Frieden, earned second place in the Feature category for “Legendary: The Buzz Levick Story.”


“Where Patriots Gather,” a documentary by Horizon Studios, composed of Kaitlyn Behnken, Molly Schmitt, Karina Devine, Jonathan McClendon, Taylor Jensen, Meghan Parman and Derica Jakoubek, earned second place in the In-Depth/Series category. Earning an honorable mention in the same category was “Staying Above the Fold,” produced by Rag Tag Media, composed of Jon Nuehring, Joshua Harms, Dexter Bass, Trevor Oates, Tyler Turner, Chase Kleopfer and Jessica Donahue.


Wartburg, a four-year liberal arts college internationally recognized for community engagement, enrolls 1,482 students. Wartburg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and named after the castle in Germany where Martin Luther took refuge disguised as a knight during the stormy days of the Reformation while translating the Bible from Greek into German.