July 16, 2020 -- CCS graduate Youssef Hilale was selected as the 2020 recipient of the Roy Briscoe Journalism Scholarship.
The Roy Briscoe Journalism Scholarship of $500 is awarded every two years to an outstanding CCS senior who plans to pursue the study of journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field in college. The scholarship was established in memory of news anchor Roy Briscoe by his family and WBNS-TV. Briscoe anchored the 10TV news from 1960-1989. Winning applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; document community service, extracurriculars, work experience, and need; include a portfolio of his/her best work demonstrating excellence in journalism or communications; secure a recommendation from a teacher or advisor; and participate in an interview where he/she presents their portfolio.
Hilale recently graduated from Briggs High School and he attended Fort Hayes and Columbus State Community College. He will major in Mass Media Arts at Clark Atlanta University in the fall. He has been a member of his school's marching band, boys volleyball team, multicultural club, and serves as the Social Chair for Fort Haye's Business Professionals of America chapter where he manages the social media for the group. He is certified in Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop and has produced a promotional video for the Ronald McDonald House, created a short film The Affinity Trilogy, and managed audio, video, and editing for varied public services announcements. While maintaining a GPA of 3.2., he still finds time to volunteer at the United Way's Key Club and help with livestreams and websites for organizations at Fort Hayes.