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By Andre Nicholson
University News
May 9, 2011
President Obama, First Lady Recognize Three Howard University Students at
 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

WASHINGTON  – Three Howard University students, Noelle Jones, Camille Grayson and Seth Lemon, broadcast journalism, were each awarded $7,000 scholarships by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Association during the annual luncheon on Friday, April 29 and dinner late last month.

The students, who are journalism majors in the School of Communications, were chosen for the competitive scholarships on the basis of their stellar academic achievement and their exemplary work as student journalists.

This is the fourth year that Howard University journalism students have received the prestigious scholarships. The White House Correspondents’ Association distributed nearly $100,000 to 18 journalism students from five universities. Since 1991, the WHCA has awarded more than $465,000 in scholarship money to more than 60 graduating high school seniors and college-level students.

WHCA scholarship recipients were recognized at a noon-time luncheon at the Atlantic Media offices, followed by a panel titled: "Press and the Presidency: Answers from the White House Press Corps." Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest moderated a discussion with three veterans of the White House press corps: Ann Compton, ABC News; Chuck Todd, NBC News and Ben Feller, Associated Press


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