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Sci High Alum Honored by White House Correspondant's Association

Apr 28, 2013

Ashleigh Joplin, Class of ’08, was honored this past week with the prestigious Deborah Orin Scholarship. Given by the White House Correspondent’s Association, it is named after the journalist who “[f]or nearly 20 years as the White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for the New York Post, Deborah epitomized the very best in journalism. Always there with a tough question, an insightful quote, and a hard-hitting story, she brought to her craft the highest standards of excellence.” After meeting the First Lady (for the second time, no less), Ashleigh recommitted to foreign correspondent positions in Spanish-speaking parts of the world.  A proud Sci High alum, we are honored and not surprised that she has continued her list of accomplishments, including an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism also from Northwestern.  Congrats Ashleigh! You can find more information about the Deborah Orin Scholarship here.