Urban Journalism Workshop Scholarship Winners
SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 21, 2012) – For two weeks, high school
journalism junkies descended upon San Antonio College to eat, sleep, and
breathe journalism as part of the Urban Journalism Workshop—one of 26 workshops
in the nation. At the end of the two-week boot camp, a scholarship reception was
held to honor the outstanding achievements. Though every student boasts highly impressive
journalism talents, not every student received a scholarship.
Among the scholarship winners is Alejandra Salazar, senior
at Communications Arts High School. Salazar received a $2,000 scholarship to
attend wherever she would like to go. “Of course we want her to continue her
success here at San Antonio College, but she is able to use the money at any
school she wishes to attend,” said Program Director Irene Abrego. Salazar also
received recognition in the “Outstanding Work Ethic” and “Outstanding
Associated Press Style” categories.
Other 2012 scholarship winners are:
Amor Flores, senior at Lanier High School;
Carla Gonzales, senior at Lee High School;
Patricia Zaragoza, senior at MacArthur High
Katherine Garcia, graduate of Lee High School.
Dr. Robert Zeigler, president of San Antonio College and a
huge advocate of the Urban Journalism Workshop, welcomed and greeted this
year’s participants and their families at the reception in the Koehler Cultural
Center. “Journalism is important. Writing is important. I am supremely
impressed and astounded by the amount of work you have done in two weeks; thank
you for your participation,” said Zeigler.
The workshop has been offered at SAC since 1985, and is
sponsored by San Antonio College, Dow Jones News Fund Inc., San Antonio
Express-News, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Antonio Press Inc., and