2005 Scholarship Recipients

2005 Academic Scholarship
funded by Gold and Silver Circle Honorees
Reed T. Erickson
Bloomington Jefferson High School; Bloomington, MN

A member of the National Honor Society, Reed has a thirst for knowledge and understanding that drives his desire to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. In his application essay, Reed talked about his love of news – “hearing it, seeing it, reading it and most importantly, reporting on it.” His career began in elementary school, reading the morning announcements. In middle school, he volunteered at the local cable-access station, working on everything from football games to choir concerts. In high school, he hit his stride, getting a chance to get in front of the camera as co-host and writer for “Tomorrow’s Voices Today”. Reed also participated in a mentoring program at WCCO-TV. He will attend the University of Missouri – Columbia.

2005 Academic Scholarship
funded by Fox Sports Net North
Kathryn Alana Giangreco
Apple Valley High School; Apple Valley, MN

Kathryn is a 3.975 GPA student headed for Texas Christian University to study Broadcast Journalism. And her advisor has no doubt she’ll succeed, describing her as an “accomplished young woman”. While in high school, she won numerous local and national academic awards, while also being involved in a wide variety of extra curricular activities, including DECA, the newspaper, charity fund-raising, coaching and refereeing soccer, and more. She was also a reporter on KARE-11’s “Whatever” show. Kathryn’s ultimate goal is to be a field reporter, investigator, interviewer and news anchor in the national arena. She is well on the way to achieving that goal.

2005 Academic Scholarship
funded by 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
Rachel Korman
Hopkins High School; Hopkins, MN

When it comes to television, Rachel has gone from “knowing everything about every Nickelodeon show” to seeing television as her future. She has started on her career path as student producer-director for Hopkins High School’s “Royal Update”. Her out-going personality has served her well in on-air roles as reporter, news anchor, show host, sports anchor and color commentator. Rachel will attend Indiana University to study journalism and media communications. Her advisor has no doubt Rachel will take her passion for this craft into a long career of producing and anchoring news and sports programming, adding, “I know she’ll do well!”

2005 Academic Scholarship in memory of David Bloom
funded by Chapter members and Emmy entries
Timothy Paul Nelson
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School; Sauk Rapids, MN

“Even as a young child,” Timothy writes, “I was captivated by television. Not just the shows I would watch, but how it was all put together.” Reaching high school, he took advantage of the opportunities and technology his school presented, and got his chance to actually put it all together as a producer for “The Weekday News”. Within weeks, Timothy decided he wanted to work in television for the rest of his life. Timothy maintained a 3.7 GPA while participating in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including dram, DECA and Drumline clubs. As a senior, Timothy was Executive Producer of “The Weekday News”. One of his videos won 3rd place in the NASA Student Involvement Program. Timothy will pursue his to passions – television and technology – at the University of Minnesota.

2005 Academic Scholarship
funded by HOM Furniture
Todd Sandler
Hopkins High School; Hopkins, MN

“Since the age of seven, “ Todd writes, “when I first had my hands on a video camera, I knew that I wanted to be involved in television and cinema.” As a student at Hopkins High School., Todd exhibited his passion for broadcasting and film production, working on the weekly “Royal Update” and producing films and videos for friends and acquaintances in his spare time. Todd wrote and was photo editor for the school newspaper and was an integral part of both the TV and Film Clubs at school. Summers were spent being a Camp Counselor. “Todd is an exceptional person”, wrote his advisor. “He is a dedicated and responsible young man who is diligently working toward a career in broadcast communications.” Todd will attend the University of Minnesota.

2005 Academic Scholarship
funded by Twin Cities Public Television
Rochelle Larice Younan
Centennial High School; Circle Pines, MN

Rochelle is entering college with an already impressive resume of broadcast journalism accomplishments, including KARE-11’s “Whatever” show, packages broadcast on Channel One, and several awards from Student Television Network. She was student producer for Centennial High School’s “Cougar Connection” broadcast, which is also seen on local access cable. Rochelle hopes to be an international correspondent, working from the middle East; to get there, she will pursue a major in Broadcast journalism and a minor in International Studies at Azusa Pacific University. Her advisor describes her as a newsroom leader. “Rochelle will accomplish anything she puts her mind to do”, he says.