The Baltimore Sun today announced that Shanon D. Murray, a senior at Western High School, has won the 1991 Sun scholarship for minority journalists at the University of Maryland.
Starting in September, Murray will study journalism at the university at College Park on a full four-year scholarship including tuition, room, board and books.
During summers she will work at The Evening Sun as a paid intern reporter and after graduation is expected to join The Evening Sun staff.
Murray, daughter of Daniel and Veronica Murray of the 6000 block of Loch Raven Blvd., ranks first in her class with a 95.2 average in Western's "A course curriculum."
She is secretary of her class, president of the honor society and has been an active writer for three years and theme page editor her senior year of the Campus Crier newspaper. She also is a tennis player and manager of the track team and is active in the Sisters for Black Awareness, Amnesty International, the Social and Political Awareness Club and other school groups. She has been an Evening Sun intern since September.
She received the Golden Poet Award in 1989 and the 1990 Publisher's Choice Award from Watermark Press for her poem "Holocaust."