Being involved in anything at high school will continue to impact your life

The benefits of being a member of something at MV has greatly changed my life, and could changes yours too

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Margaret Mellott, JagWire editor-in-chief

Wow, I can’t believe my three years of newspaper are already up. It really doesn’t feel that long ago that I was called down to the office my freshman year and told I was going to be on the JagWire staff. Being a part of staff has forever changed my life and the benefits will continue to impact my future. The connections and memories I’ve made are irreplaceable and I’m forever thankful. So, get involved while you still can.

I couldn’t even begin to imagine how I would’ve turned out if I hadn’t joined newspaper. I would’ve probably lost touch with some of my closest friends (they also happen to be in journalism) and I don’t think I’d be as adventurous or outgoing as I am now. I probably would’ve never managed basketball or made as many friends,. I don’t even think I want to keep going with this list. Regardless, I wouldn’t be who I am today without the JagWire.

One of the most life changing things on newspaper was the day I became an editor. I was no longer a sophomore just trying to figure out how a camera works, I was a leader. Having the new staffers come up to me and ask questions was amazing. They looked up to me (I hope), and it’s something I’ll never forget. I loved being able to help and teach them. Now, they’re passing on the knowledge that I once gave them.

This is why, after four years of high school, I advise the underclassman, or even upperclassman, to get involved. The things you learn and the people you meet will forever change you. It’s such an important opportunity to get involved in high school, so do it. It’ll grow to be a part of who you are.

As I leave the staff behind, I leave this one, final piece of advice: Don’t take your time on staff or in high school for granted, it goes by way too fast.

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