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Roberts wins New England award for column on cancer


Mike Roberts, who writes the Woods ‘n’ Water outdoor column every Sunday in the Meriden Record-Journal, took first place in the 2013 Newspaper Column category in the annual contest sponsored by the New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA), one of the oldest outdoor writing organizations in the United States.

Roberts’ award-winning piece was “Why Me?” It appeared on March 17, 2013, and detailed the relationship that developed between Roberts and Jordan Davila, a young boy suffering from cancer.

Roberts penned the column in support of a St. Jude event sponsored each year by the Meriden Rod & Gun Club. Coincidentally, the Meriden Rod & Gun Club was recognized by the NEOWA in 2013 for its efforts on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Roberts column not only won the Newspaper Column division, it garnered the most first-place votes out of more than 100 entries in various categories.

Roberts is a life member of NEOWA. He has been writing his column for the Meriden Record-Journal since 1982.



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