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Congratulations to this year's journalism scholarship winner: Pia Charlotta Peterson

The Rhode Island Press Association would like to congratulate the winner of our annual journalism scholarship: Pia Charlotta Peterson.

Ms. Peterson graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2009 with majors in History and Spanish Language and Literature. She will attend Columbia University School of Journalism for a master's degree in the fall, where she hopes to concentrate on writing about social and environmental issues.

She has written for Newport Mercury,, Farm Fresh RI blog, Nowhere Magazine and others. She is currently an ESL teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in Yamagata, Japan.

She will be honored alongside three new members of the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame and the winners of our annual editorial awards contest at the RIPA banquet next Friday night at the Quonset "O" Club in North Kingstown.

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