Jerry Burnes is an award-winning sports writer with accolades from the Illinois Press Association and Illinois College Press Association. He is currently a staff writer and photographer at the Williston Herald in Williston, N.D. He previous positions held are as a former staff writer for the Free Press Newspapers in Wilmington, Ill. and as a staff member of the Northern Star, the student-run newspaper at Northern Illinois University. Jerry received his Bachelor of Science in journalism from NIU in 2009 and his Master of Arts in communication in May 2012. Jerry’s other works can be found on his website at www.JerryBurnes.com.