Two Daily Record staffers won awards in this year’s Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest.
Lauren Takores won a third place award for comprehensive coverage for her reporting on Morgan Middle School. Voters approved a bond earlier this year to fund a remodel and new construction project at the school.
Former sports editor Danny Schmidt won first place sports feature story award for “From Chelan to the Show” about Eastern Washington native Joe Harris playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Schmidt moved to California this spring to work for the Marin Independent Journal.
The awards were given out in Seattle on June 13. The Daily Record was in a category for daily print and online newspapers with 15 or fewer newsroom employees.