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By Aitza M. Haddad
University News Wire
May 7, 2013      
Obamas Recognize Three Howard University Students at
White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Howard University School of Communications students Crutchfiled, Fortson and Braxton (from left to right) were awarded scholarships.

WASHINGTON – Three Howard University School of Communications broadcast journalism students were presented with $7,000 White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) scholarships by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The Obamas made the WHCA award presentations during the 99th Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner held on April 27, 2013.

The scholarship award winners from Howard University were Karissa Braxton, a junior from Seattle; Charmaine Crutchfield, a junior from Ruther Glen, Va.; and junior Jobina Fortson of Atlanta.

This is the seventh year that Howard University journalism students have received the prestigious WHCA scholarships. The association said the 16 winning candidates this year were selected because of their demonstrated excellence under deadline pressure and in in-depth reporting.

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