When I began high school I was no longer eligible for the Scholastic program, but I knew I wanted to continue to pursue journalism. Although freshmen were not typically allowed to apply for the school newspaper editor position, my junior high English teacher put in a special word and they made an exception. I was elected, and again the following year.
Last summer I applied for, was accepted to and attended the New York Times Summer Academy, which was an amazing experience.
I’m (obviously) taking journalism at OVS now and have had the chance to publish a couple articles in the OVN. This coming summer, I will be taking a course titled Storytelling for Social Change, which I imagine I can tie back to journalism. And for my senior capstone project next year, I’m hoping to create a Humans of New York-esque video or book in which I interview strangers.
^ An example of a Humans of New York story, PC: https://www.quirks.com/storage/attachments/57d78944d82f1c0a1828ff88/57d78944d82f1c0a1828ff8a/original/20150509-1.jpg