2009 winner

Jessica Lyn Silvaggio
University of South Carolina

Jessica Lyn Silvaggio, of Boiling Springs, S.C., is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, where she works as a copywriter and editor for Student Gamecock Television and serves as a Supreme Court justice for South Carolina Student Legislature.

Silvaggio spent the summer of 2009 as an intern at CNN in its medical unit and “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. She also interned at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, S.C., and WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C.