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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lumberjacks in Florida!

During the week of April 8, the SFA spirit teams traveled to Daytona Beach, FL to compete in the NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championship Competition. Jack Walkers in attendance of Nationals were Lauren Probus, who is a member of the large coed cheerleading team, Blake Taylor and Sydney Thorne, who are the SFASU Lumberjack and Ladyjack mascots, and loyal supporters of the SFA Spirit Teams, Paige Miller and Cameron Holloway. Blake and Sydney did a fantastic job and most of our teams placed in the top 3 at the competition. Here the Jack Walkers pose for a picture at the Ocean Walk Center Plaza right by the beach. Axe 'em Jacks!

Paige Miller, Sydney Thorne, Blake Taylor and Lauren Probus

Lauren Probus and Cameron Holloway

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tough Mudder 2013

Ryan Horne our fearless leader and our boss recently completed the Tough Mudder which is a 12 mile mud-run complete with 22 obstacles.

The Jack Walkers all excused him for wearing orange for that day as support. Axe 'Em Jacks!

"J-Walkin' is my hobby."
- Ryan Horne

Friday, April 12, 2013

Showcase Saturday Success

SFA's last Showcase Saturday of the semester was this past Saturday and it couldn't have been a better day for everyone involved! Students from all over Texas came to visit our Piney Woods home. The Jack Walkers stayed busy on campus giving tours, directing students across campus, and making connections with all of our future Lumberjacks!

Spring 2013 Jack Walkers Whitney Lyle, Dominique Hill, Shae Martinez, Sandra Ramirez, Grant Korbel, Emily Brewer, Shelby Wakefield, Christina Pavlas.

Jack Walkers Matt Logan, Erika Bazzle, and Gavin Fish getting ready to speak to students and their families at the Opening Sessions.

United States Senator Ted Cruz, Erika Bazzle, and SFA President Baker Patillo posing at Surfin' Steve during a tour of the campus. Senator Ted Cruz spent the majority of the day mingling and taking pictures will all of the SFA visitors.

Jack Walkers Kirstin Moon, Justin Barrington, Jessica Layfield, Jessica Harrison, and Sarah Clark

Axe Em Jacks!
-Erika Bazzle
Jack Walker

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jack Walkers at Fort Worth

Last Thursday through Saturday, the SFA Student Publications department attended the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competition and conference in downtown Fort Worth. The students who attended represented The Pine Log, the student newspaper at SFASU, and The Stone Fort, the yearbook at SFASU. Among those who attended were two Jack Walkers: Grant Korbel, a Pine Log photographer, and Jessica Layfield, Pine Log copy editor and Stone Fort yearbook editor-in-chief. 

"I had a great time at TIPA. We got to compete in several different journalism, photography and design competitions, and I was able to attend workshops about different career paths in journalism," Jessica said.

Grant, another photographer and the Pine Log editor all took home first place for the photos and design of this year's Homecoming page in the paper.

Jessica took home second place in the copy editing competition, and several other staff members won or placed in their on-site competitions or for their previously submitted work.

Congratulations to Jessica and Grant for their success!!

SFA Student Publications advisor and students pose for a photo after TIPA luncheon including Grant and Jessica.