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The Washington Post YJDP Awards Winners Announced
The Washington Post
May 4, 2012
First annual program honors recipients for excellence in high school journalism
The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) has announced four winners of The Washington Post YJDP Awards in recognition of their significant achievements and contributions to high school journalism in the Washington area. Winners were chosen by a selection committee consisting of mentors and reporters from The Washington Post and will be honored during an award ceremony hosted at The Post on Wednesday, May 16.
The Post’s Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated personal finance columnist and Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer and MSNBC contributor will headline the ceremony.
“Strong high school journalism programs yield college journalists who go on to staff newsrooms across the country. Along with promoting excellence in journalism, these awards were launched to focus attention on students and advisers who have contributed to the growth and quality of scholastic journalism,” said Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor of The Washington Post. “We applaud these individuals and wish them continued success.”
The winners of The Washington Post YJDP Awards are:
- Emerging Young Journalist: Carolyn Conte, Bishop McNamara High School (Prince George’s County)
- Young Journalist Leadership: Lauren McCracken, T.C. Williams High School (Alexandria County)
- Inspire Award: Kathryn Helmke, Lake Braddock Secondary School (Fairfax County)
- Mentoring Excellence: Suzanne Gill, Stafford Senior High School (Stafford County)
Winners will receive automatic acceptance into select 2012-13 YJDP programs, mentoring opportunities with Post reporters and members of the editorial board, framed certificates and personalized trophies.
For more information about The Washington Post YJDP Awards and the 2012 recipients, please visit www.washingtonpost.com/youngjournalists.
The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program provides year-round skills training workshops, seminars, scholarships and mentoring opportunities to high school journalists and advisers across the Washington area. Click here for additional details.
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