Thunderbird Journalism Student Wins First Place in SPJ Essay Contest

Thunderbird Journalism Student Wins First Place in SPJ Essay Contest
April 2012- Thunderbird High School senior Kimberly Linn was recently named the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ high school essay contest for the state of Arizona. The vice president of the Society of Professional Journalists’ local chapter at the University of Arizona visited Thunderbird’s campus to personally present Kimberly with the award.

The topic for this year’s essay was, “Why is it important that we have news media that are independent of the government?” Because Kimberly’s response was deemed the best in Arizona, her essay will now be entered into SPJ’s national competition, where she could potentially win up to $1,000 in scholarship money, furnished by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, a non-profit organization aligned with SPJ.

Kimberly will be attending the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the fall. She plans to pursue a career in journalism once she graduates.

Congratulations, Kimberly Linn!

Kimberly Linn
The vice president of U. of Arizona's SPJ chapter
visited Thunderbird to present Kimberly with her
award.