That's what all good journalists want, and we're pleased Wartena, a UVU Review editor, is one of eight students at Utah's public universities awarded a $1,000 Tribune scholarship. The Tribune also funds two scholarships at Salt Lake Community College, which will choose recipients this summer.
In addition to Wartena, who aspires to become a correspondent in the Middle East and eventually a professor, other scholarship recipients include:
Southern Utah University
Tony Gugino • Gugino this year will write for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Reflections magazine and will edit HSS Journal. He previously was a staff writer and editor for University Journal at SUU.
Haven Scott • He is pursuing a college degree after freelancing for The Spectrum newspaper. "Previously I have worked in factories to support my children, but the work is not satisfying, and journalism has always been a dream job for me."
University of Utah
Rachel Davies • Davies has written for Lessons magazine and hopes to work in media "creating narratives that inform the public and voice stories of humanity."
Tyler Jones • As Jones completes his degree, he hopes to engage with people by hosting a radio talk show or working as an investigative journalist.
Utah State University
Paul Christiansen • An amateur musician and songwriter, Christiansen believes journalism "gives me one more avenue to tell stories that people can relate to ... I'm a nosy person by nature. Being able to dig deeper into intricate stories, ideas and scoops gives me a chance to use by inquisitive personality for an end goal."
Sarah Menlove • Menlove hopes to pursue magazine writing and photojournalism. "Journalism pushes me outside my comfort zone ... I love that each story I write allows me to become a miniature expert on the topic I'm focused on," she said.
Utah Valley University
Barbara Finlinson • Finlinson aspires to attend law school and build a career around knowledge of both journalism and the law. A lifelong newshound, she said she "still loves a good story. I especially admire writers who have the ability to illicit laughter and tears from their readers."
Weber State University
Tucker Garrett • Garrett has been an editor for The Signpost at WSU and recently began freelance writing.
Raychel Johnson • The Signpost's new editor in chief, Johnson dreams of becoming a crime-beat reporter for the Tribune.
Congratulations to all these students and good luck!
Lisa Carricaburu is a managing editor. Reach her at email@example.com or on Twitter: @lcarricaburu