Scholarship Student Updates

Our 11 journalism scholarship students continue to thrive. Here are updates from four of our students.

Megan Brown

Freshman Megan Brown (St. John Newman HS-2020, Frank Cipolla, Mentor) transferred from Elon University in January to the University of Alabama. She loves her new school.

Sebastian Weatherford

Freshman Sebastian Weatherford (Gulf Coast HS-2020, Oscar Santiago, Mentor) says that he is doing great, and that he and his buddy have a sports program on Florida Southern College’s radio station.

Camila Cal

Junior Camila Cal (Naples HS-2017, Carole Greene, Mentor) reports that she is now the Creative Nonfiction Editor of University of Central Florida’s literary magazine, Cypress Dome. She is currently living full time in Orlando, and hopes to get a magazine internship this summer.

Kala Parkinson

Senior Kala Parkinson (Barron Collier HS-2017, Karla Wheeler, Mentor) will graduate from the University of Florida this spring. Last semester Kala had an editorial internship with Naples Illustrated magazine, and this semester she’s writing hard news articles for WUFT News. Kala is also applying for summer internships.

Your Scholarship Donation of Any Amount Would Make a Difference!

An important mission of the Press Club of Southwest Florida is “to support future journalists through college scholarships and student mentoring.” But in order to keep this program alive and well, we need your help.

Last year, 20 of our 130 press club members sent donations for our Scholarship Program. What a difference it would make if each member made a donation!

Make your check payable to “Champions for Learning,” with “Press Club Scholarship Fund” in the memo line. Send to: Scholarship Chairman Connie Kindsvater, 1345 Remington Way #4202, Naples, FL 34110-0939. (You’ll receive a tax donation letter from Champions for Learning.)  Questions? Contact Connie at, 239-249-4969. Thank you for supporting journalists of the future!

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