As semester ends, editors provide closing thoughts
We can most definitely say that this was not how we expected our senior year would be.
Much like the rest of the senior class, we wanted a Senior Ball, a graduation ceremony on June 2, and to say goodbye to all of our wonderful teachers.
Unfortunately, that is not how things turned out.
However, we are very hopeful that this pandemic will soon be over and that we will be able to attend our fall semester at Penn State University.
As our 2019/2020 senior year is coming to a close, we would like to say a few words.
I would like to thank Central Mountain High School for providing me with various amounts of skills and knowledge that I will use to better myself and the others around me, forever.
In the past three years at Central Mountain High School, I have accomplished many things that I am proud of. I am an active member of the Student Government, the Rotary-Interact Club, and the National Honors Society. I was also elected by my peers to serve as the vice president of both the Rotary-Interact Club and the National Honors Society. These clubs have allowed me to meet new people, offer my help, and become friends with people who are as passionate about community service as I am.
Central Mountain has also allowed me to hold two internship positions in which I learn and produce all kinds of work. I am currently a Public Relations Intern for Keystone Central School District as well as a Student Editing Intern for the Lock Haven Express.
At the beginning of my senior year, I was offered an internship with Keystone Central School District. As a Public Relations Intern, I work alongside Superintendent Jacquelyn Martin to post photos, comments, and important information on the Keystone Central School District website and social media accounts. I also write articles that are published in the Lock Haven Express, the Renovo Record, and Bear Country’s Good News Magazine.
At the beginning of my junior year, I was offered an internship with the Lock Haven Express. As a Student Editing Intern, I am responsible for editing, formatting, and producing a monthly newspaper edition known as the Student Express. This internship is going to be hard to let go of. I have appreciated all of the hard work that my advisors Lana, Chris, Arianna, Rick, Laura, and publisher Bob have displayed when helping us produce this section in the paper.
What are my future plans? I have begun to prepare for my future by accepting an offer of admission at Penn State University, where I intend to major in either Communications or Psychology. For as long as I can remember, I have always had an interest in the Communications field. I have a deep appreciation for reading and writing different pieces of work, including poetry and self-help literature. I have recently developed an interest in the Psychology field because I have found that I love to listen to others, offer advice, and help them as much as I can.
I have chosen to enroll in the Division of Undergraduate Studies for my freshman year knowing that Penn State University will provide me with the opportunity to speak with an academic advisor, professors, and students who are currently studying in the fields of Communications and Psychology. I plan on seeking the expertise of others to help guide my future career.
I am fortunate enough to have the support of my family, friends, and advisors over the years. I plan to work hard to make those who believe in me proud. I am eager to see what the future holds for me!
Throughout high school I have had many opportunities and have learned so much. I am extremely grateful for everything and can’t wait to move on to bigger things.
During my time at Central Mountain High School I have tried my best to get involved and do many things. I am a part of the National Honors Society and I am the treasurer of the Rotary Club. While in these clubs I have participated in a number of community service acts that have really taught me the message of service above self. Joining these clubs have helped me a lot by allowing me to help others, and spend time with my friends.
Throughout high school I have managed to keep myself busy by maintaining a job, internship, and other extracurricular activities. Since the beginning of junior year I have managed to get a part time job working about 20 hours a week. I was even able to join Central Mountain High School’s diversified occupations program, which allows me to go to school half a day then spend the rest of my day in the work field. Along with keeping a part time job I also am a dancer for Total Technique Dance Academy. I have practice every Tuesday and Wednesday night varying from 2-3 hours a night. Along with taking classes I also was offered to teach a dance class to younger kids each Wednesday night.
My favorite thing that I have been a part of in high school is definitely my internship with The Lock Haven Express. Throughout this internship I have learned a lot about editing and the publishing world. Every month I looked forward to creating each month’s edition of the Student Express section of the newspaper with my co-editor. I enjoyed working with everyone at The Express and had a memorable time working there.
Just like Avery, I am also attending Penn State University, and I am also joining the Division of Undergraduate Studies for my freshman year. As of now I am very interested in majoring in physical therapy. Although I am still unsure of what I want to do, I have decided to go in undecided, since Penn State has a really good undecided program.
I am very thankful for everything that I have been able to experience throughout high school. I plan to work extremely hard in college in hopes to achieve my dreams of becoming successful. I can’t wait for the next chapter of my life!