Campus Correspondents earn Toyota Let's Go Places Scholarships

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Each year, local students bring WUSA 9 viewers an inside look at high school sports in their communities by becoming Campus Correspondents.

Through this journalism training program, juniors and seniors at high schools from the District, Maryland and Virginia are outfitted with cameras and coached by media professionals while they report on their schools' sports teams.

Since 2010, 100 high schoolers have participated in WUSA 9's program and a total of $58,000 in college scholarships have been awarded to students who did outstanding work covering the athletic programs at their high schools.

On Thursday, three correspondents from the 2013-2014 program were awarded Let's Go Places Scholarships from the program's sponsor, the Central Atlantic Toyota Dealers.

Andrew Hohman, a recent graduate from Gonzaga College High School in the District, received a $5,000 scholarship for his thorough coverage of the Purple Eagles' hockey, lacrosse and baseball teams. Andrew plans to study journalism at Ohio University in the fall.

Michael Greene, a rising senior at Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $3,000 college scholarship. He followed Magruder's girls' basketball team all the way to the state championship, reported from the sidelines of the Maryland 4A boys' basketball championship at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center and did one-on-one interviews with Magruder coaches.

Katie Pickup, a graduate of T.C. Williams in Alexandria, Virginia was a member of the team she covered. While rowing for the Titans crew team, she documented its progress throughout the season with reporter-style news packages on races and preseason training.

Congratulations to this year's winners! We'll be accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Campus Correspondent program later this month, so keep your browser locked here for more information.

Don't miss the opportunity to kick-start your journalism career and win a college scholarship!


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