The biggest initiative I took this year was taking on the position of co-editor for sports without any prior knowledge or experience in sports writing. I was originally a news reporter when I first joined the Dragon Press but by the end of the year I knew I wanted to tackle the challenge of a higher position. Athletics are being introduced to Foothill Technology High School for the first time in its history next year and, thus, a new sports section is being added to the Dragon Press as well. It will be a challenge to teach something I have never learned myself but at the same time I'm excited to start from the ground up with my fellow co-editor and the rest of the staff behind us in support. Throughout the year I have also taken smaller acts of initiative, most recently being the time I volunteered to help our editor-in-chief edit articles over the weekend. She really needed the help and I was the one to raise my hand and dedicate my weekend when no one else would. Initiative is what separates us as journalists; without it, we would not have a publication.
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