Campus Correspondents Win College Scholarships | News
Last week, Nikolai Roster of West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Virginia and Lindsay Webb of James Robinson in Fairfax, Virginia earned Toyota Moving Forward scholarships for their outstanding work this past winter and spring.
"At first I thought journalism was about sneaking in, getting a story here and there, but you can't do that on your own ... you need athletic [departments], you need family," said Roster.
Roster became a Correspondent in the winter and covered wrestling and basketball. By spring, he was writing articles, shooting highlights and creating photo galleries of soccer and girls' lacrosse games. His news tips even led to an on-air TV package about West Potomac's dance team.
Lindsay focused on boys' lacrosse and softball this spring. She produced full highlight reels of games complete with stand-ups and sideline interviews. She also mastered Twitter as a reporting tool--sharing scores and stories from the field several times a week.
"It really was a great experience and helped me develop my skills as a journalist," said Webb.
Roster, who was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the program's sponsor, Central Atlantic Toyota Dealers, is headed to American University in the fall to study media arts and statistics. In August, Webb, who was awarded a $3,000 scholarship, will be attending the University of South Carolina to study communications.
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