1. A fellow journalist of mine wanted someone in the Foothill Dragon Press to cover A Night to Remember, which is a prom specially designed for kids with special needs. Everyone was going to be busy the night it took place, so I volunteered to cover the event. I stepped out of my comfort zone (as someone who is used to only writing features stories or reviews) and covered my first event. I was glad I took the initiative though because it was amazing meeting the people who ran the event, the participants, and the participants' parents. I also felt great while writing the article because I felt like I was honoring the participants and showing the community what a great event A Night to Remember is.
2. I again took initiative when I volunteered to cover another event. This time it was the local, all-high school show choir's (Company) Disney showcase. It was a last minute decision with them asking me the day of the performance. But I felt comfortable taking on the job since I have had experience with covering events before (A Night to Remember). It was a little bit overwhelming, but luckily I had a few other journalists to help me (mainly with the photography). It was another one of my favorite articles to write and not only did I get to see a spectacular show, but I got to write a detailed description of the talent that is Company.