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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – KYW Newsradio has awarded the Richard Monetti Scholarship to Kimberly Coterwas, a junior at Oxford Area High School. Coterwas, one of the 86 students to graduate from KYW Newsradio’s 2012 Fall Newstudies program, received a $2,000 scholarship. The award was announced at the Newstudies Graduation ceremony on January 31st at the Independence Seaport Museum.

The Richard Monetti Scholarship is awarded every year to the Newstudies student who demonstrates the most potential and enthusiasm throughout the six-week student reporter program. The scholarship is named for Richard Monetti, a 1986 Newstudies graduate who was killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Richard’s parents, Bob and Eileen Monetti were on hand to announce the winner of the Fall 2012 Monetti Scholarship.

“KYW Newsradio is proud to continue the tradition of introducing high school students to the broadcast industry,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President & Market Manager of CBS Radio Philadelphia. “It’s also nice to be able to award those that did exceptionally well, and keep the memory of a former Newstudies graduate alive.”

In honor of KYW Newsradio Reporter Mark Drucker, who had an untimely death in 2005, the paid internship award in the KYW Newsradio Newsroom was awarded to Ryan Armstrong of Clearview Regional High School.

Outstanding Achievement Awards of $100 Gift Certificates were awarded to the following 10 students:

  • George Armentani, Holy Ghost Preparatory
  • Chelsea Boatright, Lenape High School
  • Michael Carey, Highland Regional High School
  • Lauren Clemence, Lenape High School
  • Taylor DiLanzo, Daniel Boone High School
  • Katie Fisher, Sterling Regional High School
  • Jen Meehan, Downingtown High School East
  • Nydeeah Miller, Roosevelt Alternative School
  • Damara Peranio, Gateway Regional High School
  • Melanie Zayas, Holy Cross High School

The Best Use of Sound Award, including a laptop computer, was awarded to Audrey Brush of Perkiomen Valley High School.

KYW Newsradio 1060 has given high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn the inner workings of a major market radio and TV station through this program for over 45 years. On six consecutive Saturdays beginning in October, students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region come to KYW to learn news writing, reporting, ethics and interviewing skills from station managers, editors, reporters, anchors. This year, students were also treated to guest speakers from CBS3 and 94 WIP Sportsradio.

To listen to the student reports or view photos of the Fall 2012 Newstudies Program visit cbsphilly.com/newstudies.

About KYW Newsradio
KYW Newsradio has been providing the Greater Philadelphia region with “All News. All the Time.” since 1965. The station is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO, operates 127 radio stations across 28 markets, including all of the Top 10. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WPHT-AM, WIP-AM, WIP-FM and WOGL-FM in Philadelphia.

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