University News – August 29

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Columbus North grad earns bachelor’s degree

Kimberly Jill Cooper, 19, a 2014 graduate of Columbus North High School, will receive her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in filmmaking from Full Sail University on Sept. 2 in Winter Park, Florida.

Cooper intends to continue her education in Medieval/Renaissance studies and Shakespeare at the University of Central Florida after graduation.

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Area native awarded $1,000 scholarship

Roth Lovins, a graduate of Columbus North High School, was awarded one of two $1,000 Future Teacher Scholarship from the national Journalism Education Association.

Lovins is a senior at Ball State University, where he is majoring in journalism education. He got his start in journalism at North working on The Triangle news magazine and the Log yearbook. He was a writer, photographer and designer, and became the managing editor of The Triangle and photo editor of Log.

He said he was inspired to teach journalism by Kim Green, the North publications teacher and Lovins’ adviser, who “made her job as a journalism instructor seem like the best job in the world.” Lovins added that he hopes to learn along with his future students to write the best stories possible.

The Journalism Education Association supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering a diverse but unified atmosphere.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.