By Bailey Cichon
Marshfield High School recently added the Journalism Club to the list of clubs of which students can be a part. The Journalism Club was founded to increase awareness in the school community about events and accomplishments of students and student groups.
As the editor-in-chief, I was really excited to provide an outlet for students to write about the great things their peers are doing. There are hundreds of stories walking down the halls each day, and it is the Journalism Club’s job to tell them.
The Journalism Club also allows for students to experience a career path that is not available to them through school courses alone. Marshfield High School does not have a journalism class. The majority of writing that students do throughout the year is academic in nature. The Journalism Club gives students a place to practice other forms of writing such as reporting and opinion writing, which differ greatly from academic writing.
When the club was just starting to get up and running, I was offered an internship at Hub City Times through the school. A few of my teachers were approached about the internship opportunity and nominated me as the best person for the job. As an aspiring fashion news reporter and future journalism major, I was ecstatic to be given such an amazing opportunity to get some much-needed industry experience. I also proposed to pass on stories written by the reporters in the Journalism Club to my editor this year. The real-world experience I have gotten from my internship has helped me to become a better editor-in-chief and reporter.
The Journalism Club has a page on the school website that recently went live. Though there is not a lot of work out there at the moment, the page will soon be filled with stories written by students. To view the work of young reporters at Marshfield High School, visit marshfieldschools.org/Page/640.