Scholarship winners: Sports anchor, paper savior

By Megan Milligan

Brianna Hofsass, of Temple University, and Joshua Templin, of Albright College, are this year’s co-winners of the Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors.

Hofsass, 20, is a sports anchor for Temple TV’s Temple Update. She was the second freshman ever picked as an anchor on the program.

“I wasn’t going to originally try out for Temple Update, but if I want to get ahead in this industry I knew I had to try,” Hofsass said.

A great year for Philadelphia sports — the NFL Draft, Villanova’s NCAA tournament win  and the Eagles’ Super Bowl — has kept Hofsass busy.

Templin, 30, is credited with saving his community college newspaper, the Front Street Journal. He redesigned the website and took on the challenge of editor when no one else would heed the call.

He now hosts a radio show at Albright College called Next Exit, which covers the diverse underground music scene in Reading.

Templin advised young journalism students to “follow your passion, wherever that may take you.”

Hofsass and Templin said the awards of $1,500 each will help further their educations.

The Flamminio scholarship, given in honor of the former Allentown Morning Call editor, are given every year to students who have made an impact in journalism.

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