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Meet Our ThreeSixty Scholars
Your support provides opportunities for high school students to participate in ThreeSixty then compete for the ThreeSixty Scholarship, a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to study Emerging Media at the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences.
France Aravena, 2021 ThreeSixty Scholar
France Aravena is the 2021 ThreeSixty Scholar. During summer 2021, Aravena participated in the Reaching Excellence in Academics and Leadership (REAL) Program, a selective, five-week academic and co-curricular orientation program for students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education at St. Thomas. This fall, Aravena is reporting for TommieMedia, the campus news organization.
Josie Morss, 2020 ThreeSixty Scholar
Josie Morss is the 2020 ThreeSixty Scholar and an Emerging Media major at St. Thomas. Since the 2020-21 school year, Morss has worked as a reporter for TommieMedia, St. Thomas’ student-led news website. The ThreeSixty scholarship was a game changer for Morss. “ThreeSixty gave me a sense of purpose,” Morss said. “ThreeSixty completely changed my life.”
Kai Sanchez Avila, 2019 ThreeSixty Scholar
Kai Sanchez Avila is the 2019 ThreeSixty Scholar and an Emerging Media major at St. Thomas. For summer 2021, she was a reporting intern at Pioneer Press. In spring 2021, she began producing and hosting a podcast, “How WE View It,” which advocates for youth to voice their opinions regarding Minneapolis politics, current events and more. The podcast can be streamed on Spotify.
Zekriah Chaudhry, 2018 ThreeSixty Scholar
Zekriah Chaudhry is the 2018 ThreeSixty Scholar. He’s a journalism and political science double major at St. Thomas and continues his engagement with ThreeSixty as a volunteer writing coach and editor. Chaudhry has held reporting jobs with TommieMedia, Pioneer Press and MPLS/St. Paul Business Journal. During his sophomore year at St. Thomas, Chaudhry studied abroad in Rome, Italy. Chaudhry was a reporting intern for Star Tribune over the 2021 summer.
Samantha HoangLong, 2017 ThreeSixty Scholar
Samantha HoangLong is a news content editor at KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities. The 2017 ThreeSixty Scholar, HoangLong graduated from St. Thomas in 2020 with a B.A. in Communication and Journalism with minors in Sustainability and the Renaissance Program. HoangLong was a reporter for the groundbreaking Racial Reckoning Project: The Arc of Justice over the first half of 2021 and was a digital media intern at Star Tribune during the 2021 summer.
Danielle Wong, 2016 ThreeSixty Scholar
Danielle Wong is the 2016 ThreeSixty Scholar. She graduated from St. Thomas in May 2020 with a major in Communication and Journalism and a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. She is currently working in Washington, D.C. as the Multi-Media Strategic Communications Fellow for the national nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. During her time at St. Thomas, Wong interned at MPR News, studied abroad in Taiwan, wrote for MPR’s Call to Mind, and advocated for many equity and justice initiatives.
Check out the Fall 2021 ThreeSixty Magazine: Emerging Voices. ThreeSixty students report on community leaders changing narratives and tackling racism as a public health crisis.Follow us: Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter