Since when am I popular?

It’s been another stressful week, but a very eventful one too. Early this week I received a letter rejecting me as WJEA Journalist of the Year. After receiving that letter I thought that it would be a bad week. I was mistaken.

On Thursday I was announced as one of my school’s “Outstanding 20” seniors that are chosen every year. This is one of the highest honors we can receive because there is no valedictorian or the like. It isn’t just about grades either. It’s about academics, what classes are being taken, what extracurricular we are involved in, and what service we have done for the community. I am very honored to be a part of this extraordinary group of individuals, as strange and different as we may be.

Also on Thursday I found out that I was elected into the Senior Hall of Fame for the yearbook. Me, of all people. I knew that I had been nominated for a few categories, but I never thought that I would make it onto the ballot or be voted into the Hall of Fame. I was chosen for “Most Persistent.”

Today I learned that I am a member of the Honor Roll and I got a fancy little certificate for it.

Now, I look towards tomorrow. The WJEA state journalism convention. I will compete in the News Writing category, where we have to write a news article in 70 minutes based on a presentation we watch that follows correct AP style. I will also listen to key note speakers and attend classes where I can better my skills as a journalist and an editor.


Author: Chase Charaba

Hello there! I'm Chase, an ambitious, aspiring young novelist and YouTuber who hopes to get a novel published one day. I'm also trying to produce the highest quality YouTube videos by constantly learning new ways to film and edit. I've been involved in journalism for 5 years, including 1 year as co-editor of a national award-winning high school newsmagazine and 1 year as the co-editor of an award-winning college newspaper. I write mainly epic/high fantasy, but I also mess around with science fiction, horror, and realistic fiction.

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