2012 Pete Wilson Scholarship Winner - Summer Dashe & Casey Capachi

Dec. 11, 2012: "Pete Wilson Scholarship" - The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship was established in 2007 by Wilson's friends and colleagues. The scholarship is granted to an undergraduate or graduate journalism student from the Bay area who shares Wilson's commitment to ethical, responsible journalism.

2012 Pete Wilson Undergraduate Scholarship Winner - Summer Dashe

Summer Dashe has dreamed of becoming a broadcast news reporter since she was a toddler. In high school she interned at The Danville Weekly. After graduating, Dashe moved to Texas to pursue a degree in Journalism and a minor in Ethics at Southern Methodist University where she became heavily involved in SMU-TV. 
In January 2012, she traveled to Rwanda to conduct interviews and film about women’s education issues post-genocide. During the summer of 2012 she returned to The Bay Area for an internship with KTVU Channel 2 News. 
Summer is currently a staff reporter at The Dallas Morning News. Dashe looks forward to graduating in May 2013 and can’t wait to tell stories and report the news wherever her career takes her.

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“I’ve wanted to pursue a career in journalism since I was very young and my parents have always been incredibly supportive of that dream. Earning this scholarship is a small way I can contribute to my education and thank them for the wonderful life they have given me. I’m deeply grateful to be recognized for the work that has meant so much to me my whole life. I’ll be honored to continue my career living up to Pete Wilson’s legacy of responsible and ethical journalism.”

2012 Pete Wilson Graduate Scholarship Winner - Casey Capachi

Casey Capachi is in her final year as a student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where she is focusing in Television and Multimedia. She is a Multimedia Graduate Student Researcher and a Kaiser Health Policy Journalism Fellow.
Her stories have appeared in such places as The Plain Dealer, The Bay Citizen, Contra Costa Times, and SFGate. Casey has worked on reports for NBC Nightly News, the TODAY Show, ABC7′s 7 On Your Side (KGO-TV), and Channel 2 News (KTVU). She is a contributor to the Mobile Reporting Field Guide, which is available in iTunes.
Casey has received awards from the Sacramento Press Club and the Asian American Journalists Association.
Her favorite place to be is in a newsroom when there is breaking news.

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“I remember watching Pete Wilson deliver the news on television as a child growing up in the Bay Area. As a former intern at KGO-TV, I know Pete’s contribution to reporting in California is missed to this day and to receive this award in his name means so much to me.”