If she wasn’t receiving an award, she’d be covering the story herself.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Kimiya Shokoohi was one of six students awarded The Jack Webster Foundation Student Journalism Award on Oct. 24.
“I am so incredibly humbled to be recognized with this very prestigious award,” said Shokoohi, who is in her fourth year in Kwantlen’s Bachelor of Journalism program. “It is an amazing feeling to know that what you’re doing is good enough to be noticed by some of the best in the business. I’m completely grateful.”
Next year, Shokoohi hopes those best in the business remember her when she looks to pursue a career in sports journalism – her ultimate goal.
She joins 99 B.C. journalism students to have been recognized with the award since 2001. Each student winner received $2,000 towards his or her tuition.