Elise Siebert: Ready to take ‘next step’ in the journalism field

Elise Siebert: Ready to take ‘next step’ in the journalism field

Throughout my life, I have always been searching for my “thing.”

At a young age, my brothers easily found different sports and activities that they fell in love with. I, on the other hand, struggled with finding passion in something.

When I was younger, I tried all the sports — definitely not my thing. I tried theatre and dance, which were better, but I still found it difficult to continue these activities through middle school and high school.

In seventh grade, I joined the yearbook staff for my middle school. During this time, I was introduced to journalism and became very passionate about it.

Freshman year, I was accidently placed on the newspaper staff. This turned out to be one of the best accidents ever.

At the beginning of my sophomore year in high school, I moved to Jenks from Wichita, Kansas. Right away, I was eager to get involved with the newspaper department. This is now my third year on the Jenks Trojan Torch staff and it is also my first year as Editor in Chief.

Now as a senior, I am very excited to be growing my experience by interning at the Jenks Tribune.

I am ready to take my next step in the journalism field as an intern. This opportunity will help me connect with the community as a whole, instead of just the high school. I will also learn how to communicate with different types of people and gain an understanding of how a local paper works.

Along with newspaper, I try to stay involved at the school. I am a member of Student Council, Trojan Link, and Drug Free Youth. Outside of school, I participate in many activities at my church and I also lifeguard at the Jenks Aquatic Center.

After high school, I plan to go to college and major in Communications and Business. Right now, I am looking into Corporate Event Management as a future career. Because of journalism, I have grown many skills that will be helpful to me inside and outside of the newspaper room.

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