JT Shatzer, a Senior at Glenelg, is entering his third year of journalism, and his first year of being the Editor In Chief of The Shield. Shatzer enjoys spending his free time listening to music, playing sports, and hanging out with friends and family. Shatzer describes himself as a pretty adventurous person who is not afraid to take risks. If Shatzer could live anywhere in the future, it would be Breckenridge, Colorado. Some of his greatest memories are spending winters with his family there, as they would conquer the slopes together until their entire bodies were ridden with frostbite. When Shatzer isn’t feeling adventurous, he enjoys hanging out in his room with his dog, Charlie. Shatzer describes his bond with his dog to be one of a kind, as he seems to spend every moment with him while at home. Shatzer even went as far as describing his dog to be his best friend. Three words that could describe Shatzer are goal-oriented, empathetic, and persistent. Shatzer carries these values with him each time he writes for The Shield, as he knows the article writing process can be filled with monumental challenges and tedious setbacks. Shatzer’s favorite topics to write about include sports, mental health, and music, and he has even talked about starting a podcast in the near future that revolves around those topics. One of Shatzer’s main strengths is engaging in meaningful discussion over national and world issues. He believes this strength of his translates well into the journalism program as he has the ability to understand where anyone is coming from, allowing conversations to have substance and make an impact with both people who agree and disagree with him. When a task needs to be accomplished, Shatzer thrives in high-pressure situations and does not stop until the job is done.