PULLMAN, Wash. — A Washington State University student received top honors in the national Society of Professional Journalists competition for college journalists in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 14.

Kevin German, a 1998 graduate of Port Angeles High School, won first place in spot-news photography for his photograph that captured two women’s emotional finish at a cancer relay race. The picture was published in the Seattle Times in summer 2001. He also was a finalist in the photo illustration category, and last year, won first place in feature photography.

German, a senior majoring in communication, provides photographs for The Spokesman-Review and Associated Press. He also takes portraits for WSU’s Chinook yearbook and trains photographers at Student Publications – all in addition to his full class load.

He is the son of Kelly and Roger German of Port Angeles.

For more information on the award and to view the award-winning photograph, visit the Student Publications Web site at www.wsu.edu/sp/students.html.