2012 George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship Winner - Cathryn Walker

 
Dec. 4, 2012: "George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship" - The George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon Baines Johnson scholarship is a $6,000 award given to a journalism student from the University of Texas at Austin. George Foreman is a boxing champion, Olympic gold medal winner and celebrated pitchman. As a young man, he was inspired by President Lyndon Johnson and by RTDNF founder Barney Oldfield. In his autobiography "By George," Foreman credits LBJ's Job Corps program for rescuing him "from the gutter." He also thanks Barney Oldfield "for a lifetime of friendship, devotion, counsel, and wisdom. The world would be a far better place if everyone were lucky enough to have a friend like you."

2012 George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship Winner - Cathryn Walker
 
Cathryn Marie Walker was born on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland as the daughter of a naval officer. Born in the military she frequently moved, living in Maryland, California, Washington State, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Texas, where she graduated from Earl Warren High School in San Antonio with a 4.0 grade point average.
 
Cathryn attends the University of Texas at Austin where she is currently working towards a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in global business foundations. She plans to study abroad to develop a global appreciation of world affairs in journalism.”
 
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“On behalf of my family and me, I thank the Radio Television Digital News Foundation for awarding me this scholarship. As a young journalist it is at times difficult to know whether your stories are being heard. The long nights editing in front of a computer, endless days setting up interviews, and the frantic scurrying from one location to another are in vain if the final story is not shared. This award is proof that it is all worth it. I am excited and further motivated knowing that the voices of those in my stories have been heard. As a journalist I thank you for taking the time to recognize my work, and as a daughter and sister I thank you for offering this opportunity for my family and me.”