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Four RHC Journalism students receive scholarships

Four Rio Hondo Journalism students have been awarded a total of $800 in scholarships from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, it was announced recently by El Paisano Adviser John Francis.

Fernando Del Rio, representing the press club, presented the students with their checks earlier this week.  Communications/Languages Dean Robert Holcomb was also on hand for the ceremony.

The four students are Print Editor-in-Chief Krystyn Bristol, Online EIC David Loza, Opinion Editor David Flores and photographer Lalig Tarbinian.

Bristol has been instramental in many of the El Paisano’s changes in layout and overall looks.  She has been on the staff for two semesters and was awarded $300 by the press club. She was a fourth place winner in newspaper layout at the recent Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal conference at Cal -State University Fullerton.

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“Krystyn has been very important to the journalism program here,”  Francis said.  “She is a tireless worker and has excelled in layout design and graphics.”

Loza, who has embraced his position as editor of the online El Paisano, is excelling in video and audio presentations for Rio Hondo’s broadcasting department.  He won a $150 scholarship.

Flores has been with El Paisano for two years and was last year’s spring Editor-in-Chief was awarded $200.  He, too, has won several awards at JACC at the State and SoCal levels of competition.

Tarbinian is new to the staff, but has already won at JACC SoCal in protography and will be El Paisano’s Photo Editor in the spring.  She was awarded a $150 scholarship from the press club.

“It has been a real good semester for our department,” said Francis.  “These students, along with the whole staff, have worked hard to keep El Paisano at the forefront of the College by printing all kinds of information that students and staff read weekly.”

Students interested in writing for El Paisano, working on video productions or want to broadcast their own radio program should visit the Journalism department in B112 or contact the department at ext. 3453.

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