Columnists’ Group Announces Student-Scholarship Winners

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By: E&P Staff

Kristin Butler, a senior English major at Duke University, has won the $1,000 first-place prize in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ annual student-scholarship contest.

NSNC Education Chair Russell Frank said the second-place winner is Julia Boriss, a junior psychology major at Indiana University who receives $500; and the third-place winner is Matias Ramos, a senior political science major at UCLA who receives $250.

The winners were selected by Boston Globe/Washington Post Writers Group columnist Ellen Goodman, who’ll receive the NSNC Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s June 21-24 conference in New Orleans. Butler will be the guest of the NSNC at that meeting.

A preliminary judge in the contest was columnist Suzette Martinez Standring, the immediate past president of the NSNC.

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