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Jennifer Bailey has been selected as the winner of the $1,000 NSPA Journalism Honor Roll scholarship out of 74 applicants. Bailey is the Editor in Chief of The Prowler newspaper and Senior Editor for The Panther yearbook at O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon, Ill.
The Journalism Honor Roll recognizes high school journalists who have at least a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have worked for student media for two or more years. Scholarship applicants are required to submit an essay on why they are choosing a career in journalism. View Bailey’s scholarship essay here.
Two runners-up have also been selected in the contest. Amanda Wolkin and Connor Radnovich will each receive $500 to the college or university of their choice. Wolkin is the Editor in Chief for The Oracle at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs, Ga. View her scholarship essay here.
Radnovich is Editor in Chief for The Patriot Ledger at Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. View his scholarship essay here.
Anirudh Ajith has been selected as the winner of the $1,000 Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership out of 73 applicants. Ajith serves as Executive Editor for County Line newspaper at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas.
The Wikoff scholarship was established in recognition of Wally Wikoff, NSPA’s former executive director in the 1970s. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and must submit three published editorials, along with an adviser recommendation letter. View Ajith’s editorials here.