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CWU Student Finalist for Story of the Year Award

South Whidbey son Evan Thompson, a junior at Central Washington University, is a finalist for an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Story of the Year Award for diversity writing.

Thompson, who graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2011, is the sports editor of Central Washington University’s student newspaper, The Observer. He wrote a story about Anthony Robles, a collegiate wrestler at Arizona State University, who was born without a right leg. Robles spoke to students at Central Washington, and Thompson had a chance to interview Robles who wrote a book, “Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated.”

Read more about Thompson in the South Whidbey Record.