The Beta Pi Chapter presented Alice Echo-News Journal Executive Editor Ofelia Hunter with two Media awards for Excellence in Coverage of Local Chapter News and Excellence in Overall Coverage of Educational News.

"One of my initiatives is to always have educational news in our coverage," Hunter said. "It's imperative we recognize our academic achievements through our students, teachers and organizations such as Beta Pi."

The award is part of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Texas State Organization. Hunter and Alice Echo-News Journal were nominated by the local chapter and received the awards.

She was presented the award by Beta Pi treasurer Mellie Smithwick during a meeting and luncheon on Saturday, April 18.