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Junior Austin Fast named a Knight Scholar

04/15/2009

Miami University junior Austin Fast is one of six Ohio college students who are being named Knight Scholars and receiving a $3,000 scholarship. The students will be honored by the John S. Knight Memorial Foundation and Akron Press Club at a scholarship awards ceremony Thursday, April 23, at the Martin Center on the University of Akron campus.

The scholarships are in memory of John S. Knight and Ludel Suavageot. Knight was a longtime editor of the Akron Beacon Journal and founder of the Knight Newspapers. Suavageot was a public relations professional.

Fast is the editor-in-chief of the Miami Student, has freelanced for the Miami Quarterly and is on the Men’s Glee Club.

He learned about the scholarship through a journalism advertisement. To apply, he wrote a short autobiography and told the foundation how he would use the scholarship. With the award money Fast will travel to Kosova this summer with the Miami journalism program. While there he will intern at KosovaLive, a wire news service.

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