Featured Student: Zahra Farah

zahra farahThis upcoming summer will be an eventful one for journalism junior, Zahra Farah. She has earned a spot in the prestigious Chips Quinn Scholar Internship and will be interning at the Kentucky Courier Journal. Founded in 1991, Chips Quinn is a Freedom Forum program that trains young journalists of color and only accepts about 20 interns each year.

Farah started out as a student in the Urban Journalism Workshop, a workshop for high school students taught by Kym Fox each summer in San Antonio. She transferred to Texas State from San Antonio College. Farah has previously worked as an intern at the San Angelo Standard Times and was awarded both a Texas Auto Writers scholarship and a Bess Whitehead Scott journalism scholarship.

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