I’m not going to lie. When Kirsten told me I was going to have to write my first Editorial already, I was a freaking out a bit. I started thinking what all I should write about or what all I should say. I decided a simple introduction about myself would be fine for the first Editorial.
I will be a sophomore next fall, making me part of the Class of 2021. I am a Communications major with a minor in English. I actually graduated high school in 2015, but decided to take two years off from school to work in Shade Gap, PA where I live. I am a huge comic nerd (mostly DC Comics) and watch way too many television shows.
Even when I was little, I have always wanted to be a writer. It was not till I was in seventh grade that I figured out I wanted to be a journalist. My seventh grade English teacher, Mr. Steele, was seriously the best. Don’t get me wrong; he was also terrifying, but he pushed me to be a better writer. He also let me be his student assistant in my freshman year. He tried talking me into becoming an English teacher, but I would never survive being a teacher for any grade. If it wasn’t for Mr. Steele, I would probably still be stuck at home trying to figure out what I wanted to do. So, Mr. Steele, if you ever get your hands on this, thank you for forcing me to figure out my future.
I hope to improve my leadership skills while being Editor-In-Chief. With being a communications major, I believe Billboard can help improve my skills.
I just want to round out this editorial by thanking Kim, Robin, Kirsten, and Fran for believing in me to take over the Billboard as Editor-In-Chief and Graphic Designer. Thank you for putting your trust in me. Thank you for all the help along the way. Thank you all so much for making my freshman year pretty great.