Henrico Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski has won a third-place award in the 2023 National Federation of Press Women’s communications contest for an education-themed article she wrote in 2022. The NFPW awards were announced during the organization’s annual conference June 24, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kruszewski’s award came in the specialty articles – education category for the story “Students delve into buried history,” about Maggie Walker Governor’s School students who investigated student perceptions regarding racism and lack of inclusivity at the school and prepared an in-depth report of ways that school administration was addressing the issue.
The article had earned a first-place award in the Virginia Professional Communicators 2023 communications contest, advancing it to the national competition.
The NFPW award was Kruszewski’s 206th award since joining the Citizen at its inception in 2001 and the Citizen’s 259th overall award. Kruszewski has earned 167 awards from the VPC and 19 from the NFPW, as well as 20 from the Virginia Press Association.
Henrico residents Karen Schwartzkopf (honorable mention awards in the headlines and columns/personal opinion categories) and Scott Schwartzkopf (third place in page design/magazine) also earned awards in the NFPW national contest, as did Glen Allen resident Joan Tupponce (third place/personality profile and honorable mention/feature story – online publication).