Three Natomas Buzz Interns Awarded Scholarships


2013-14 interns Ojaswi Adhikari, Valentina Carrillo & Sukhman Rekhi. / Photo: Teja Adhikari

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Valentina Carrillo

Three graduating seniors have been awarded journalism scholarships by THE NATOMAS BUZZ.

The Natomas-area students worked as interns for the online newspaper during the 2013-14 school year.

Inderkum graduate Valentine Carrillo, of north Natomas, joined THE NATOMAS BUZZ in July 2013 and wrote a wide range of articles. Carrillo plans to attend the University of Southern California in the fall where she will study music industry.

Natomas High graduate Ojaswi Adhikari, of south Natomas, interned for THE NATOMAS BUZZ her junior and senior years. Adhikari covered both stories at both Natomas and Discovery high schools. She has accepted admission at the University of California at Berkeley where she plans to study political science and human rights.

Ojaswi Adhikari

Ojaswi Adhikari

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep graduate Sukhman Rekhi, of west Natomas, interned for THE NATOMAS BUZZ for three years, starting as a sophomore. Rekhi wrote dozens of articles for the website about NP3; she will be a pre-med student at the University of California in Irvine.

All three interns have plans to continue pursuing their interest in journalism.

This is the third year THE NATOMAS BUZZ has awarded journalism scholarships to select “buzz-worthy” interns. To date, more than $1,000 in scholarships has been awarded to senior interns upon their graduation. This year is first three students have received scholarships.

THE NATOMAS BUZZ offers internship opportunities to area high school and college students in an effort to provide learning opportunities and teach best practices in journalism.

NATOMAS BUZZ publisher Brandy Tuzon Boyd with Sukhman Rekhi.

NATOMAS BUZZ publisher Brandy Tuzon Boyd with Sukhman Rekhi at NP3 High School’s graduation.

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