Emily Holowczak, the daughter of John and Janet Holowczak of Windsor, CT, became the 2018 AHP Student Award Winner on June 15, 2018 during the AHP Equine Media Conference in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Holowczak graduated from Mount Holyoke College in May 2018.
“I had such a wonderful time meeting new people, exploring career opportunities and developing my journalistic skills,” says Holowczak. “Winning the Student Award was just the icing on the cake!”
Holowczak was one of three students who were selected as AHP Student Travel Award winners and received $750 cash awards to attend the AHP Equine Media Conference in Hunt Valley. The other two finalists were Alyssa Murphree, a recent graduate of Delaware Valley University, and Sarah Ryan, who currently attends State University of New York in Cobleskill.
“I feel lucky to have found AHP and become a member,” says Holowczak. “Everyone I met at the conference was welcoming and willing to offer their expertise. As I continue my search for full-time employment, I feel confident in knowing that I have the support of AHP.”
Ryan says, “Attending the 2018 American Horse Publications conference as a student travel award winner was an inspiring experience. I had the privilege of receiving invaluable feedback on my work and resume plus insights into career possibilities from a panel of friendly, knowledgeable AHP members.”
“Being selected as a student award finalist and having the opportunity to attend the AHP conference was one of the greatest experiences of my young career,” says Murphree. “Everybody was more welcoming and helpful than I could have hoped for and have inspired me to continue pursuing work in a great field among great people!”.
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, (386) 760-7743, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 AHP Student Award Video Presentation on this year's three finalists.