- Delaware US-OH
This year in Talisman, I have been forced to go out of my comfort zone many times. One time in particular was when I decided to create the Student Lounge Survey and Graphic. Throughout creating this, I had to learn how to use a form from Google Docs, something I had never done before. It seemed to be pretty self explanatory after a while of messing with it and changing things, although it seemed intimidating at the time. Another challenge that I faced with this assignment was creating a graphic. Graphics aren't exactly my forte, due to the fact that I don't find myself to be the most creative of people. This assignment allowed me to break away from my comfort zone of writing stories and attempt to make myself more creative in other ways. This assignment was also one of the most complex pieces that I have done, and it required me to do more than simply writing a story or designing a graphic; i had to create a QR code, create a survey, and design the graphic.
- Greeter at Buffalo Wild Wings- Member of the National Honor Society- Member of the National Society for High School Scholars - Media Center helper at school
My highlight moment from Talisman had to definitely be when the eight of us went to San Antonio for the conference. That was the furthest I have been from home since I was seven and everyone that went made it a great experience. I feel like I really bonded with each of the girls on the trip and I feel much closer to every one of them. The conference was also a wonderful opportunity. The seminars provided a lot of useful information and I feel like it really strengthened me as a journalist.
- Improved photo editing skills- Gained skills on a Mac instead of a PC- Improved InDesign skills- Gained skills working with google drive forms- Gained skills working with QR codes, generators, and scanners
For the second semester, my one main personal goal would have to be to write more solid stories. I feel like my writing has been nothing more than average in the past few issues and I believe that it could have a great deal to do with the fluffy and uninteresting topics that I volunteer to write about. I believe that if I set a goal for myself to take more time in the stories that I write, and to put more forethought into selecting stories that I can write and be genuinely passionate about, I will then be able to better solidify my writing and make it better for future issues.