I have attached copies of each of the issues that I have worked on since first joining Arlingtonian as a sophomore, starting in 2016 and going all the way until 2019. Since joining the Arlingtonian, I have been lucky to work with many great people and even receive some awards on the way. Last year, I won the Marty award with Sophie for our story on the effect of stress on academic honesty at our school. I also won two other awards from the regional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for the story I wrote with Clare on sexual harassment at our high school. I also won seven Ohio Scholastic Media Association awards for my work in my sophomore year and junior year. This year, after participating in the JEA Write-Off on Newswriting, I was ranked excellent.
But my passion for journalism extends beyond school. Over the summer, I attended the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute, a selective five-week camp exposing student journalists to veteran journalism professors and journalists. While there, I wrote an article on the rise of fact-checking and interviewed dozens of fact-checkers and scholars from across the world, from India and Kazakhstan to Brazil and México. I was also the point person for interactive and multimedia news elements for the official Medill Cherubs website.