El Vaquero Staffers Receive Scholarships


JOURNALISM AWARDS: Representive from the L.A. Press club, Fernando Del Rio, awards scholarships to members of the El Vaquero staff on Tuesday. (Pictured from left) Anna Del Rio, Jonathan Williams, Sal Polcino, Fernando Del Rio, Agnessa Kasmuyan and Kathy Bakowicz.

El Vaquero Staff

Four members of the El Vaquero staff were honored with scholarships from the Los Angeles Press Club Foundation Tuesday with checks presented by the foundation’s board member Fernando del Rio, a retired longtime producer, writer and broadcast personality for KCAL (channel 9) and KRTH radio.

Receiving awards were El Vaquero editor-in-chief Sal Polcino, photographer Kathy Bakowicz, managing editor Agnessa Kasumyan and sports editor Jonathan Williams.

Del Rio’s wife Anna, a retired television producer, was also in attendance. The staff of El Vaquero has garnished a record number of awards this year from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges and the California College Media Association, and has also forged an alliance with the Glendale News-Press, in which staff members have published several articles and photographs.