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Students awarded scholarships at SIPA convention

By Justin Brouckaert, scholastic media assistant
Photo by Andrea Betancourt, G. Holmes Braddock HS senior
Posted March 13, 2017


SIPA awarded scholarships to three outstanding scholastic journalists at the annual SIPA convention held March 3-5, 2017 in Columbia.

Ann Bailey of Summerville High School (Summerville, South Carolina) received the SIPA Endowment Regional Scholarship, awarded to a student who will attend an accredited college or university in the SIPA region to pursue a journalism/mass communications degree. Bailey, a producer for Summerville’s Wave TV and a writer for The Wave Breaker newspaper, hopes to double major in political science and broadcast journalism.

Joshua Conner of West Henderson High School (Hendersonville, North Carolina) received the Elizabeth B. Dickey SIPA Scholarship. The scholarship, named after SIPA’s former director of 33 years, is awarded by the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications to a student planning to attend USC for journalism. Conner, the editor-in-chief of West Henderson’s Wingspan newspaper, hopes to work for a top sports news outlet.

Andrea Betancourt of G. Holmes Braddock High School (Miami, Florida) received the Col. C.E. Savedge Yearbook Scholarship, awarded by the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications to a yearbook student who plans to attend USC. She was editor-in-chief of Braddock’s Entheos yearbook for three years.

Students can find the 2017 Program Awards, 2017 SIPA’s Best Writing and Best Visual Contest Awards, and the 2017 SIPA TOP Competition entries on the Scholastic Press website.