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Four New Mexico State students awarded journalism scholarships

Four New Mexico State University students were recognized for excellence in journalism with scholarships from the Journal Publishing Co. in Albuquerque.

Combs, Susan Chapman, Christopher Knotts and Sarah Romero received C.T. Lang Publishers Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

This is the third year Combs, of Albuquerque, has received the award. She is the co-editor of the award-winning Greek Speak, a bi-weekly publication. She also is the assistant news editor for the New Mexico State student newspaper, The Round Up, a member of Gamma Beta Phi honor society and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Chapman, also of Albuquerque, is a freshman journalism major. She was news editor of the Sandia High School newspaper in Albuquerque. Last summer she completed an internship at the Albuquerque Journal and was named New Mexico High School Journalist of the Year.

Knotts, of Logan, is a senior with a 4.0 grade point average. He is a Crimson Scholar and recently won the E.H. Schaffer award from the New Mexico Press Association for feature writing. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, National Advertising Federation, Alpha Chi honor society and Golden Key International Honor Society.

Romero, a freshman from Los Lunas, also was awarded the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Journalism Scholarship and the New Mexico State Opportunity Scholarship. Last year, she was the editorial editor of Los Lunas High School's newspaper, The Tiger Times.

Scholarships will be presented at a luncheon hosted by the Journal Publishing Co. this month.