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Avon Grove’s Stearn wins news study scholarship

04/23/2014 02:50PM ● By Acl

KYW Newsradio awarded the Richard Monetti Scholarship to Alicia Stearn, a senior at Avon Grove High School.

Stearn, one of 105 students to graduate from the fall 2013 Newstudies program, received a $2,000 scholarship.

The Richard Monetti Scholarship is awarded every year to the Newstudies student who demonstrates the most potential and enthusiasm throughout the five-week student reporter program.

The scholarship is named for Richard Monetti, a 1986 Newstudies graduate who was killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Richard’s parents, Bob and Eileen Monetti, announced the winner at the Newstudies graduation ceremony.

Stearn participated in the KYW Newstudies program this past fall and produced a 30-second news story about the “Junk Kills, Eat Responsibly” campaign created by Avon Grove alumnus Marta Shakhazizian, who is now a freshman at the University of Delaware.

KYW Newsradio 1060’s Newstudies program has given high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn the inner workings of a major market radio and TV station for over 47 years. For five weeks beginning in October, students from high schools throughout the Delaware Valley region learn news writing, reporting, ethics and interviewing skills from KYW station managers, editors, reporters and anchors.