I could go on and on about how much I love BJJTV and how excited I am for next year, but let’s take a look at back at this year for some of my personal highlights.
#1. MIPA J-Day at Mizzou
I have planned on attending Mizzou after high school for as long as I can remember, so whenever I get the opportunity to visit the campus, I am always excited.
I love the Mizzou campus so much and I had a lot of fun attending the sessions. I loved having the chance to listen to some really awesome speakers who were actually professors at Mizzou.
J-Day opened my eyes to the behind-the-scenes part of the J-school. Listening to actual J-school students speak about their experiences at Mizzou was really inspiring.
Overall, I had a really great time with my other staff members and I look forward to going back my junior and senior years!
I can’t pin-point one bonding experience this whole year that stands out as the best. I have hung out with several different staff members on several different occasions. I really have enjoyed getting to know everyone so much. I love making new friends and meeting new people. Without this class, I wouldn’t have met half the people I now know very well. From carving pumpkins to watching Christmas movies, every time we get together, we always have a lot of fun.
#3 Food Days, Recognition, and Overall Good Times
I honestly have too many good memories. For this last one I am going to try to combine a few.
Blue Jay Journal TV is the one class where it is encouraged to speak out and have fun. Yes, we goof off, but we still get things done. Thanks to the way this class is set up, there are days where we can do things like eat tacos and cookies and talk about funny life stories or things going on in the media that concern us as a journalism class. This overall environment makes being in BJJTV a really great experience. It is my favorite class.
I also love the fact that I actually get recognized for my work. I have been called up on a stage and handed awards for things that I've worked super hard on. This never happens in any other class. I’m grateful for experiences like this in BJJTV.
As a whole, this class has given back so much to me and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! The fact that I have the chance to be in Blue Jay Journal TV two more times before I graduate brings me so much excitement. I am really looking forward to these next two years and where they will take me not only as a journalist, but also as a person.
Thanks for reading!