GateHouse Media Announces Winners of National Scholarship Essay Competition

Students from Massachusetts, Texas and New York Honored

PITTSFORD, N.Y.--()--GateHouse Media announced today the six winners of its first-ever Scholarship Essay Competition for high school and undergraduate college students. The Grand Prize winner and three of five runners-up were from Massachusetts, while Texas and New York students were also runner-up winners.

Students were invited to write a 500 word essay on what one of four words – local, community, trusted and impact – means to them. These four words are featured in GateHouse Media’s current branding campaign which highlights the role GateHouse journalists and publications play in their local communities. Nearly 1,000 essays were submitted and the winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of GateHouse editors, led by Lisa Glowinski, Director of the company’s More Content Now division, and college journalism professors. The winners are:

Grand Prize Winner ($3,000 scholarship):               Theresa Maylott, Littleton, MA

Runner-Up Winners ($1,000 scholarships):

Victoria Daros, North Salem, NY
Sydney Koo, Newton, MA
Thomas Snelson, Chelmsford, MA
Kylee Sutherland, Goldthwaite, TX
Kasey Zaleski, Avon, MA

“When we asked students to write about local, community, trusted and impact, themes of our branding campaign, we knew we’d get some very thoughtful essays,” said Kirk Davis, CEO of GateHouse Media. “We were truly overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of entries submitted. The students’ work speaks volumes about their love and appreciation for their communities.”

"I was encouraged by the quality of these submissions,” said Glowinski. “The entrants all seem to be accomplished, tenacious students who have big plans for the future of our communities. I'm proud to see GateHouse Media supporting creativity and education through this contest."

GateHouse also ran an essay competition for staff members and their families. The winners of that competition were recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships.


GateHouse Media, headquartered in Pittsford, New York, is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group Inc., which is focused primarily on investing in a high-quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by its 142 daily publications. As of December 31, 2017, GateHouse operates in 565 markets across 38 states. GateHouse Media’s portfolio of products includes over 600 business and community publications and over 560 websites, serves more than 215,000 business advertising accounts, and reaches 21 million people on a weekly basis.

If you would like to feature one or more of the winning essays in your publication, please contact GateHouse Media at the email provided below.

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GateHouse Media, LLC
Alain Begun, 585-626-0230
VP Marketing

Release Summary

GateHouse announces winners of its first-ever National Scholarship Essay Competition.


GateHouse Media, LLC
Alain Begun, 585-626-0230
VP Marketing