Senior year reflection

Emme Longman, MVC Editor in Chief

Newspaper has been such a big part of my life ever since freshman year. I joined newspaper class because my choir friend, Dakota Fisher, dragged me in. She told me that newspaper was fun, and I would make close friends in there. I am forever grateful that she forced me to be in the club.

When I joined for the first time, I was afraid of everyone in there. I thought I was terrible and would be forced to quit because my writing was so bad. Everyone seemed like they knew what they were doing, and I did not feel like I fit in. I kept working and trying to get better, and by the end of the year, my articles were so much better than they were in the beginning.

At the end of my sophomore year in newspaper, I was given the editorship for the sports page. I was honored to receive this editorship because I was still relatively new.

I kept the editorship all of junior year, and that was the year I really learned how to properly write and edit papers. I was really glad I learned how to write so well because it made writing for my other classes so much easier.

Finally, I reached my senior year. I was awarded Editor-in-Chief at the end of my junior year, and I was ecstatic. This is what I had been working for for years. I had finally achieved what I had wanted since the beginning of my freshman year.

Being Editor-in-Chief was so much harder than I thought it was. It is a lot of work that I did not know what I was getting into. I had to write multiple stories myself, edit everyone’s papers, and make sure everyone had story and a picture assignment. It can be hard to balance everything. I learned many valuable skills in time management this year.

I am so glad I joined newspaper freshman year. I learned so many life and writing skills from being in this room, and I would not trade it for the world.