My name is Gabby Paterson, and I am the most recent intern enjoying time at the Powell Tribune. I’m a senior at Powell High School who plans on pursuing a career in athletic training. Since …
My name is Gabby Paterson, and I am the most recent intern enjoying time at the Powell Tribune. I’m a senior at Powell High School who plans on pursuing a career in athletic training. Since I’m not planning on being a journalist, you may ask why I am writing for the local newspaper. It’s fairly simple actually. I love writing and serving the public good. I believe that as journalists we must share the truth free of bias and our own opinions. Although we must do our best to share the truth, we must also remember we are people before we are journalists.
After I graduate, I plan to attend either Michigan State University or the University of Wyoming to study kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science. I’ve been an athlete who’s struggled with numerous injuries, and I want to use my experience to help athletes overcome both the physical and mental challenges an injury poses. I have big dreams and goals for myself and aspire to be an athletic trainer for a university or a national sports team. If you shoot for the moon, you’ll land among the stars, right?
Outside of the Tribune, I attend high school like almost every other kid my age, but I also take on an immense amount of extracurriculars. A vital aspect of my character is occasionally biting off more than I can chew. My activities range from Student Council and National Honor Society to concert band and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. My pride and joy of my extracurriculars is the school paper. As editor-in-chief of The Prowl, I pour my heart and soul into each and every story that I write, and I encourage my reporters to follow suit.
Along with my extracurriculars, I enjoy many hobbies including backpacking and paddle boarding in the summertime and reading and watching crazy drama episode series on Netflix in the winter time. For a teenager, I am abnormally close with my parents, but one of my favorite things to do is chit chat with my parents every night and fill them in on my life. Life hardly ever becomes boring for me. That comes from a steadfast belief to treasure every moment we are granted with our families, our friends and even our furry friends. Cherishing the small things and the small moments in life is my motto. Some examples are watching the sunset with a friend or drinking a really delicious cup of coffee while reading the newspaper. There’s joy all around us. We just have to recognize it and appreciate it.
I’m thrilled to be working at the Tribune as an intern, and I am excited for the knowledge I will pick up and lessons I will learn while reporting and writing.