Covering the freshman project
This was a great example of initiative for me. The 9th grade project was on a Monday, and the news editors had somehow not assigned a person to the story. So, the day of the event they frantically were trying to find a person to cover it, and no one in news could/wanted to, as in other sections, and they had absolutely no one to cover the very important event. So, I volunteered my time to cover the event, even though I could have gotten out early and hung out with friends, to do my duty to the press and work as a journalist.
This was another great example of initiative for me this year. We have an Instagram account that as social media editor I regularly used, and when Thanksgiving came around, I came up with this idea. I thought that it would be fun to have Foothill students Instagram their Thanksgiving dinners with a specific hashtag so I could gather them all up, and then take all the photos put towards us and make a collage and post in on Instagram. It was a great way to include the school in our publication and was fun for the students to see all the different ways people celebrate the holiday.