Hi, my name is Zachary Kersh and this is my fourth and final year taking Journalism (I’m graduating not quitting). I took this class mainly because my brother told me it would be a fun elective, and though he was definitely correct, I’ve grown to love journalism for much more than it simply being the best class Glenelg has to offer. In the beginning I was a terrible journalist; everything I wrote sounded more like a middle school essay than a news article. But, through practice and experience, I’m proud to consider myself a half-decent journalist. I used to just write articles, but I’ve adopted a more intricate writing process that involves planning the ideas of my article, sectioning them into different paragraphs, keeping in mind what interview questions would bring out beneficial information for an article, and doing all this in a way that most effectively informs, educates, and entertains readers. I’ve made some of my favorite high school memories in this class. The freedom-filled approach that we take on journalism is something that has contributed to amazingly creative and interesting articles, as well as a class that is also a family. The skills I’ve learned in this class about good writing will help me out through the rest of my academic career, but the lessons and memories I’ve acquired will carry on with me for life. If I had to give future members of this class one tip, it would be to ask yourself: “How does this relate to Glenelg” -Ms. (almost Mrs.) Jansson 2017-2021.