BAYVILLE — A Central Regional High School alumni will be honored with the 2019 New York Women in Communications scholarship on May 6.
Kayla Jennings-Rivera, of Bayville, is a graduate of both Central Regional and New York University, and a first year Masters’ Candidate at Rutgers University. She is one of 14 recipients to be honored with this prestigious award.
Jennings-Rivera will be awarded the scholarship at this year’s Matrix Awards, the communications industry event of the year, to be held on May 6 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.
The New York Women in Communications scholarship is awarded each year to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications. The scholarships are awarded to students of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community-service activities, honors and other awards or recognition, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations.
The annual awards ceremony will be emceed by MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and will feature the prestigious Matrix Award honorees, including Padma Lakshmi, Kate Lewis, Jeanine Liburd, Susan Magrino, Norah O’Donnell, Kathy Ring, Lisa Sherman, and Sally Susman.
“New York Women in Communications is thrilled to recognize and celebrate our scholarship recipients for their academic achievements at this year’s Matrix Awards,” said Judith Harrison, President, New York Women in Communications and Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Weber Shandwick. “These women represent the future of our industry and are all on their way to become ‘women who connect the world.’”