Monday, April 25, 2011

Dillon Stewart: Lake Catholic Senior Project blog

My name is Dillon Stewart, and I am a Senior at Lake Catholic High School. I played defensive end on the football team at Lake and I have been involved with our school newspaper, the Lakeline. Next year I will be studying journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Every spring at Lake Catholic, seniors have the option to take a week off from their studies to participate in Senior Project. Senior Project is an opportunity for students to shadow someone in the occupational field that they are interested in pursuing. Not all students take advantage of this opportunity, but the ones that do, find it to be a great experience and a good indicator of whether or not they truly want to pursue this occupation in the future.

I decided to take advantage of this opportunity by shadowing someone who was involved in the journalism field. As a former high school football player, I immediately thought of Bill Tilton because I had read many of his articles throughout my high school career. When I contacted him, he told me that he would be more than happy to allow me to shadow him for the week.

Today was my first day, and so far things are going great! Upon my arrival, I was given the grand tour of the News Herald offices. I met many of the people that work on the paper, and I saw a little bit of what goes on in the office, throughout the day. I am extremely excited for tomorrow because Mr. Tilton and I will be heading to Progressive Field to cover a Cleveland Indians game!

I am thrilled that I was given this opportunity by Mr. Tilton and I am excited to continue to learn the ins and outs of being a journalist as the week goes on!

-Dillon Stewart


Anonymous Kelly Del Freo said...

What a great opportunity for a great student on the road to a great future. Enjoy your week!

April 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM 

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