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‘Quest’ magazine honored at CASE VIII Conference

For the third time since 2012, The College of Idaho’s Quest magazine has been recognized for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VIII Recognition Program. The article “Purple Reign,” written by Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez, received a silver award in the “News Writing" category during the 2015 CASE VIII Conference held this week in Seattle.

“Purple Reign,” which appeared in the spring 2014 issue of Quest, tells the story of the highly successful C of I women’s running quartet of Hillary Holt, Jasmine Hurd, Sarah Johnson and Sora Klopfenstein, who combined to win an incredible 13 national championships for coach Pat McCurry’s program. The story is available on the C of I website at as well as in an interactive web version of Quest at

CASE VIII previously recognized Quest with a silver award in 2012 for Rodriguez’s article “A Voice Within,” and in 2014 with a bronze award for his article “Force of Nature.” To read current and archived issues of Quest online, visit

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