Geneva, NY — Nicole DeSario, a junior at William Smith College, was recently awarded the John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is a national award given to students in recognition of their journalistic abilities.
John S. Knight was a major figure in American journalism — he built the national newspaper and communications company that is today Knight-Ridder, Inc. DeSario will attend a formal presentation of the award at a luncheon in Akron, Ohio later this month.
DeSario, a political science major at William Smith, is the daughter of Jack and Mary Jo DeSario of North Canton, Ohio. She has worked at newspapers in both Ohio and New York, and recently returned from an HWS term in Washington, DC, in which she studied and worked as an intern at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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