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The Student Connection

2008 Model Student Competition Finalists Announced

Model Student Finalists - Clockwise - Charisma Manley, Justin Morissette, Keshia N. Avant, and Weslee S. Glenn

The applications have been turned in. The judges have met and the finalists have been chosen. To qualify for the Model Student Competition students had to be a well-rounded individual who is involved in campus organizations and in the community. The applicants also have to maintain a 3.0 GPA. So, here are the finalists for the Hampton University Model Student Competition: Keshia N. Avant, Weslee S. Glenn, Charisma Manley and Justin Morrissette. The winner will be announced in the April issue of the Student Connection.

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Journalism Students Make History

Austin Bogues

Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) students Austin Bogues, Eba Hamid and Angelica Rogers recently received an invitation to The New York Times' summer internship class. The invitation is a great honor for the students as well as HU. This is the first time in history that three students have been chosen from the same school for this prestigious internship.

The New York Times chose 18 college journalism students this year for its summer internship class.

"Congrats to you and everyone at Hampton for placing all the summer interns at The Times," said Don Hecker, Director of The New York Times. "It's quite an accolade. Forget whether it's a record for an HBCU, it's probably a record for any school, including the traditional heavyweights like Harvard, Yale and the big schools with long-recognized journalism programs. And, particularly impressive because we have one of the smallest internship programs among the big papers."


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HU Students Lobby for Smoking Ban

HU Students Lobby for Smoking Ban

On a day many used for rest and leisure, a busload of people left Hampton University on President's Day, headed to the Virginia General Assembly to do some work.

Their task?

Lobbying for smoke free public places at the Young Leaders Day At The Capitol event.

Close to 40 HU students, employees and local high schoolers boarded a bus bound for the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond, to dialogue with state legislators about the controversial issue of smoking. The trip was hosted by the HU Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

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