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CHS Grad Ciara Rolle-Harris Recognized by Both Forbes and NY Women in Communications

Ciara Rolle-Harris

Ciara Rolle-Harris, Columbia High School Class of 2016, has been twice honored and recognized lately for her outstanding scholarship: Rolle-Harris was named named a 2018-2019 Forbes Under 30 scholar for her accomplishments in the entertainment industry — including completing internships at notable companies like HBO and MTV. In addition, she was awarded a prestigious scholarship from New York Women in Communications. Read about that honor in this release from New York Women in Communications:

New York Women in Communications has awarded Ciara Rolle-Harris, of Maplewood, NJ and junior at Montclair State University with one of their prestigious academic scholarships for 2019. Ciara Rolle-Harris is among 14 scholarship recipients to be recognized for receiving this honor at the annual Matrix Awards—the communications industry event of the year, to be held on May 6, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City. The celebrated event will be hosted by Bloomberg Media Group, with more than 1,000 people from the communications industry expected to attend.

Each year, NYWICI awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications. The scholarships are awarded to students of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications. New York Women in Communications is committed to inclusion and diversity.

Ms. Rolle-Harris will have the rare opportunity to be presented during the notable event, which will be emceed by MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and will feature the prestigious Matrix Award honorees, including Padma Lakshmi, Kate Lewis, Jeanine Liburd, Susan Magrino, Norah O’Donnell, Kathy Ring, Lisa Sherman, and Sally Susman.

“New York Women in Communications is thrilled to recognize and celebrate our scholarship recipients for their academic achievements at this year’s Matrix Awards,” said Judith Harrison, President, New York Women in Communications and Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Weber Shandwick. “These women represent the future of our industry and are all on their way to become ‘women who connect the world.’”

Ciara Rolle-Harris was also named a Forbes Under 30 scholar in 2018 for her accomplishments in the entertainment and media industry. As a current junior she has completed internships with HBO’s publicity/media relations department and MTV|VH1|LOGO communications department.

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