The JerEcho reluctantly says goodbye to our beloved seniors. We wish them the best of luck in the new chapter of their lives.
Editor-in-Chief Rachel H. will attend the University of Maryland where she will study Broadcast Journalism. She has enjoyed her experiences while being in the class including reporting from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Bacon Bash, and going to News 12 and NBC studios. Additionally, she has enjoyed her internship at the Anton Media Group.
Executive Editor Chloe C. will attend the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where she will major in Public Relations. Her advice for incoming New Media students is to “write about things you love and those will be the best things you write.” Chloe will miss Ms. Valenza and said, “Ms. Valenza has been my favorite teacher throughout high school. She is amazing. I will miss her so much.”
Senior Managing Editor Alexis C. will attend the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where she will major in Broadcast Journalism. Her favorite memories of the JerEcho include writing an article about Urban Outfitters and going to News 12 and NBC Studios and interviewing real news anchors.
Sports Editor Josh R. will attend Tulane University in the fall, where he will major in Communications and Journalism. He has enjoyed watching the first year New Media Communications students grow into fantastic journalists.
Section Editor Neeva S.will attend Barnard College at Columbia University in the fall, where she will study Neuroscience. She will miss her teachers and friends. She has enjoyed doing photo spreads for school events such as Choreo and Decision Day.
School News Editor Bela K. will attend New York University and major in History. Bela will miss “walking through the halls and seeing so many happy faces.” Her advice for future New Media students is “don’t just go for the easy assignment or the easy story. Try to work outside your comfort zone.”
Sports Editor Ryan K. will join Rachel at the University of Maryland in the fall to study Journalism. His favorite thing about the New Media class was “just getting here and putting in work.” He also enjoyed winning awards for his pieces.
Arianna S. will attend the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Southern California where she will study Communications and Journalism. While away at college, she will miss “the safety in our community” which she feels people sometimes take advantage of. Her advice to incoming New Media students is to “embrace the class and really try to learn and absorb all you can.”
Melissa P. will attend The University of Delaware where she will major in Communications, Public Relations, and Advertising. She will miss her good friends the most.
Ryan F. will attend Syracuse University in the fall. His favorite memories while in the New Media class include being published in the “Syosset-Jericho Tribune” and the field trips to Adelphi and LIU Post.
Katherine N. will attend Fordham University in the fall where she will study Communications. She has enjoyed being with the people in the class and writing articles about topics that interest her.
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