AHP Newsgroup: Danielle Moritz Selected as the 2012 AHP Student Award Winner
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Contact: Chris Brune
SOUTH DAYTONA, FL, July 12, 2012 - Danielle Moritz of Algonquin, Illinois became the 2012 AHP Student Award Winner on June 1, 2012, during the AHP Ride Into History Seminar in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Dani attends William Woods University majoring in Communications Journalism & Public Relations and Equine General Studies (Equine Media). After the seminar, she completed an internship with The Daily Muse. She will also be completing an internship with RateMyRiding.com at the end of summer, but plans to continue working for the website on a paid as-needed basis. She has been accepted into the National Society of Leadership and Success's internship program in which she will start and lead a chapter on her campus for the next academic year. Dani received a $1,000 cash award from American Horse Publications and an all-expenses paid trip to a Two-Day Customer Education Seminar presented by Publishers Press, Inc. in Shepherdsville, KY, which she is looking forward to along with a future in equine media.
“I came to Williamsburg as one of three student travel award winners expecting to meet some people and learn about the industry,” says Dani. “I not only left as the 2012 Student Award Winner, but also a young woman who understands the industry and is prepared to take it on.”
The theme of this year’s Student Award Party was “Huzzah for Horses and Students.” AHP members enjoyed a colonial-themed evening of food, drink, balladeers, and a presentation featuring famous horses in history and past Student Award winners. Event sponsors for the evening were Pfizer Animal Health, AQHA Publications and Freedom Health’s SUCCEED®.
The Student Fund awards up to three $750 Travel Awards to attend the annual AHP seminar to students pursuing a career in equine publishing. The Fund also provides complimentary Student membership and seminar registration certificates to all Student Award applicants and supports the annual AHP Internship Handbook.
Dani was one of three students selected as 2012 AHP Student Travel Award winners. The other two finalists were Sarah Jacobs, who attends Rice University majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a double major in English, and Kate Light, a recent graduate from the University of Maryland, who also works full-time as content manager of EquiSearch.com.
Student Award candidates were scored on academics, relevant experience, skills, abilities, presentation, career goals and assertiveness. The finalists were interviewed during the seminar by the Student Award Committee who selected the winner. Based on the caliber of this year’s finalists, Chairman Patty Tiberg announced that the committee had voted to present a second place cash award of $500 to Sarah Jacobs and a third place cash award of $250 to Kate Light.
The Student Award program will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2013. “This program has been a win-win for both the students and the association,” says AHP Executive Director Chris Brune. “Not only does it offer students a chance to learn about a career they may be passionate about, but it also has given equine publishing a long list of talented young people who are an asset to our industry and our association.”
High school seniors and undergraduate college students pursuing a career in equine publishing are encouraged to compete for the 2013 AHP Student Travel Awards and Student Award.
American Horse Publications offers students interested in a career in equine publishing with several opportunities to participate in its association. To request information about any of AHP’s student programs, please contact: Judy Lincoln, American Horse Publications, 49 Spinnaker Circle, South Daytona, FL 32119; (386) 760-7743, e-mail: email@example.com. Information is also available online at the AHP web site at www.americanhorsepubs.org under Students.
American Horse Publications is an association of horse publishing media. Its members include equine-related print publications and digital media as well as professionals, students, organizations, and businesses which share an interest in equine publishing.