Cleo Westin awarded Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship in Journalism

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The White House Historical Association, in partnership with Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, have awarded Cleo Westin with the Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship in Journalism. Westin will receive a $5,000 stipend to visit Washington, D.C., attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner and be matched with mentors from the White House Press Corps. Westin will also meet with journalists for mentorship opportunities while in Washington, D.C.

Westin is a third-year student from Des Moines, Iowa, double majoring in journalism and mass communication and political science. She is working toward a minor in meteorology and a certificate in science communication. She has written for the Iowa State Daily since November 2022 in various roles, including senior reporter and summer news editor, but stepped into her current role of politics editor in December 2023.

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