I can’t believe how fast high school flew by! Being a part of the Journalism class since my sophomore year has opened up my eyes to the different information and perspectives on stories around the city and within our school. It’s been a ride with many highs and lows.
I would have never thought that I’d be interested in anything writing related, especially journalism and social media related. I pushed myself a lot within these years of being in the class because with the elective being only twice a week I had to figure out how to manage time. I’m definitely still trying to improve that, as I could especially relate my struggle to all of the senior year events and assignments that were constantly thrown at me.
Being able to obtain the title of Features editor and being able to run the SLA Media social media pages has been the highlight of my journalism class experience while getting insight on what others are creating. I love being able to get closer with some of the underclassmen, as there are not many people apart of the SLA Media crew in the first place so it makes it much more personal.
I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without the help of my English and Journalism teacher, Ms. Pahomov. I enjoyed her classes so much that I asked to be her senior assistant teacher because she made my English class experience much different than others I had been apart of before. She’s taught me tips and tricks about reading and writing that I will always remember, and made me feel uncomfortable with my writing in a way that helped me improve as soon as I stepped into her class sophomore year.
I hope that once SLA moves, our legacy is passed on to those who will join the class next year and future years to come. As a whole, we have produced amazing articles this year that have made high school more interesting and eye-opening. It’s amazing of how the inside of things were able to be shared freely and someone could choose to build upon ideas, and having that freedom of exploring a new topic or section is what made us powerful as a whole.
Farewell, SLA. It’s been a great four years of growing and I’ll only continue to do that.