OSWEGO– The Professional Journalists and Communicators (PJC) of Oswego County recently presented its annual Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award to two students on June 27. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to a graduating Oswego County high school senior who plans to continue their education in a communications-related field.
“This ‘passing of the torch’ is one of the most important things our club is involved with,” said Kelly Jordal, chairperson of the Oswego County PJC Scholarship Committee. “This year, we have the fortunate opportunity to offer the award to two deserving students.”
Justin Peterson and Carlie Morley, both of Oswego High School, each received a $1,000 scholarship.
Jordal added, “We received applications from students from across Oswego County and it came down to Justin and Carlie based on the quality of their applications. Each demonstrated a high level of interest in their chosen field of study as well a strong aptitude and proficiency in their work.”
Justin was a script writer and anchor for “The Oswego Ego” and a senior writer for the Buccanneer Bulletin and plans to major in journalism and mass communications at St. Bonaventure University this fall.
Carlie also wrote for the Buccaneer Bulletin and plans to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University where she will major in history and journalism.
Past award recipients have included students who chose careers in print or broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising or graphic design.