Jane Newton Henry, a freelance writer who lives in Leeds, receivedfour writing awards on May 8 at the Alabama Media Professionals (AMP) Awards Luncheon at Arlington Antebellum Home in Birmingham.

In the Specialty Articles – Arts and Entertainment category, she won for articles titled "The St. Clair Anthem: Not every county has its own song" and "Celebrating 37 Years: Theater group is uniquely Springville." These articles appeared in the magazine "Discover: the Essence of St. Clair County."

In the Feature Story category, Henry won for "Evelyn Does it All, which also appeared in Discover magazine and for "Baby-head and Brother Make ‘Lifestyle Change,’" which appeared on Henry’s blog.

In the Personal Blogs category, she won for "I’m Back on My Soapbox" and "Kale: A Taste I Have Yet to Acquire."

Henry is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and she worked at Alabama Power Co. before she began her freelance-writing career in 2005. She also worked as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama and Samford University.

Tina Tidmore of Clay is president of AMP, a group of individuals working as online, print and TV journalists. The group also includes authors, editors, bloggers, columnists, web designers, copywriters, photographers, videographers and podcasters. AMP meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Homewood Library.

For more information about AMP, go to http://www.alabamamediaprofessionals.com or contact Kaneshia Sims, AMP vice president for membership, at kaneshia.sims@yahoo.com.