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UNK Junior Grace McDonald Receives Nebraska Broadcasters Association Best Scholarship | Local news

UNK junior Grace McDonald hosts the show “Antelope News” during production Thursday afternoon.

Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications

By TYLER ELLYSON, UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation (NBAF) awards its highest scholarship at the University of Nebraska to Kearney junior Grace McDonald.

A native of Rockville, McDonald was awarded the Marty Riemenschneider Fellowship in recognition of his accomplishments in broadcast journalism. Named after the former president and executive director of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) and current president emeritus, the scholarship is worth $ 5,000.

McDonald is one of five statewide students who received NBAF scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

“One of our favorite jobs for the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation is to recognize students who are actively pursuing a career in broadcasting by granting them scholarships. Once again, we are in awe of the talent across the state and look forward to when these students enter the workforce full time to share their passion for broadcasting, ”said Ami Graham, Managing Director. of NRG Media-Lincoln and Chairman of the NBA Board of Directors.

Grace McDonald

Grace McDonald

A double major in Multimedia and Journalism, McDonald’s has been showing off her talent since high school, when she was a paid columnist for the Grand Island Independent throughout her senior year.

The Centura public school graduate began writing for UNK’s student newspaper The Antelope as a freshman and was quickly promoted to editor. She has been editor-in-chief since spring 2021 and continues to write columns, editorials, news and reports.