WYOMA BEST SCHOLARSHIP
The Wyoma Best Scholarship was created in 2005 to help future journalists attending colleges and universities in and outside of the Rochester area. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who plans to study journalism or a communications-related field at an accredited college/university.
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HISTORY OF WYOMA
Wyoma Best, who worked for WROC-TV (Channel 8) and WHEC-TV (Channel 10), was Rochester's first female black reporter, anchor and talk show host. She was a courageous reporter and her work as a journalist helped the FBI to recover a Picasso painting stolen from Memorial Art Gallery. She was also the first black women to serve on the Rochester Board of Education. Wyoma retired as vice president of communications for the Rochester Business Alliance after more than 25 years in the spotlight of politics, television and business