National Court Reporters Foundation Awards 2013 New Professional Reporter Grant
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2013—The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), the charitable arm of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, today recognized Heather King, a court reporter from Jacksonville, Fla., for receiving the 2013 New Professional Reporter Grant of $2,000, at a special awards luncheon held during NCRA’s 2013 Convention and Expo., being held in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8-11.
“Each year, the Foundation is honored to award this grant to a deserving new court reporter to help them launch their career,” said B.J. Shorak, the Foundation’s deputy executive director.
“This ever-important grant is made possible by the generous donations we receive each year from our members during several of our annual fundraising activities. The donations we receive are a clear reflection of how committed our members are to their profession.”
NCRF awards the annual New Professional Reporter Grant to a working reporter who has graduated within a year from an NCRA-certified court reporting program and meets specific criteria, including a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a letter of recommendation, and active work in any of the career paths of judicial (official/freelance), CART, or captioning. King, a graduate of The Stenotype Institute in Jacksonville, is the ninth recipient of NCRF’s New Professional Reporter Grant. She was nominated by Tom Crites of Tom Crites & Associates International, Savannah, Ga.
“Heather is so excited about her new career. I believe she will truly become a name we will all come to know and respect in the court reporting profession,” said Crites, a practicing court reporter for more than 40 years. His company, launched in 1974, provides reporting and videography services worldwide.