:: 2014 Washington State Student Journalist of the Year – Robin Morris Scholarship ::
Anna Ferkingstad, Ballard HS
STATE AWARD/SCHOLARSHIP: $2,000 – Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014
The recipient of this award/scholarship will be the Washington state entry in the National Journalism Education Association “Sister Rita Jeanne High School Journalist of the Year” scholarship competition. WJEA will forward the Washington state winner’s portfolio to the national committee for judging. The national winner will be announced at the JEA/NSPA national spring convention in April. Top national award is $3,000 in scholarship funds. Runners up are each awarded $1,000 scholarships.
Basic qualifications for nominees:
- Be a graduating high school senior
- Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Have participated in high school journalism for at least two years
- Submit a portfolio based on requirements listed by JEA for the national Journalist of the Year award (see web address below.)
- Be a student of an adviser whose memberships in both WJEA and JEA are current
- To prepare a portfolio, follow all national guidelines EXACTLY as described on the JEA National Journalist of the Year official application site at: http://jea.org/home/awards-honors/journalist-of-the-year/
Please enclose a self-addressed, padded, stamped envelope large enough to hold your portfolio, if you want it returned.
The 2014 Robin Morris Washington State Journalist of the Year will be announced on March 15, 2014 at the WJEA Spring Conference and Write-offs at Shorewood High School. We encourage you to reference the National JEA portfolio guidelines on JEA.org.
Completed portfolios must be postmarked no later than Feb. 15, 2014.
Joy Lessard, JOY Chair
815 E. 5th
Ellensburg, WA 98926
firstname.lastname@example.org | 509.607.3079———————–
Previous Award Winners:
2012-2013 Lyra Betels, Yelm High School
2011-2012 Sarah Moore, Yelm High School
2010-2011 Allie Rickard, Emerald Ridge HS
2009-2010 Rebecca Harris, Puyallup HS
2008-2009 Nicole Pinto, Peninsula HS
2006-2007 Nick Feldman, Wenatchee HS
2005-2006 Kelly MacDonald, Wenatchee HS
2004-2005 Hilkka Ehlers, Richland H.S.
2003-2004 Dan Talevich, Mount Si HS
2002-2003 Ben Truscott, Wenatchee HS
If you were named a WJEA Journalist of the Year prior to 2002, please contact us so that we can update our records.