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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 18, 2002 - Issue 61


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Four Young Journalist Receive Scholarships

Four Native American students were awarded journalism scholarships by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation last week.

The scholarships were announced at the conclusion of the third annual Native American Newspaper Career Conference held on April 23-25 at Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills. The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation sponsors the scholarships for students who attend or plan to attend college and pursue a journalism career.

A total of $2,000 in scholarships were awarded to Tiospaye Topa High School seniors Marie High Bear and LeAnn High Bear and to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School senior Laura Maye Ducheneaux.

A fourth Crazy Horse Memorial scholarship - the Lem Price Memorial Scholarship - was given to Patricia May of Kyle, a student at Oglala Lakota College. The scholarship was awarded by Crazy Horse Memorial in memory of Lem Price, a Native American photojournalist from Missoula, Mont., who died in a car accident just three days before he was scheduled to attend the journalism conference at Crazy Horse last week.

Marie High Bear and LeAnn High Bear plan to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., this fall and major in journalism. Both students have been active in high school journalism.

Ducheneaux plans to attend Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D., this fall and major in communications. Besides high school journalism activities, Ducheneaux works part time at the weekly newspaper in Eagle Butte.

The Native American Newspaper Career Conference, held annually at Crazy Horse Memorial, is co-sponsored by the Freedom Forum Neuharth Center, South Dakota Newspaper Association and the journalism programs at SDSU and USD. Eighty Native American high school and college students from five states attended this year's conference. The conference is designed to encourage more Native American students to pursue an education and career in newspaper journalism.

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