Hi everyone! Welcome back to The Chronicle. I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather recently, even though schoolwork tends to keep us inside a lot of the time. School has undoubtedly been busy, but it’s so important to soak up the sunshine and take a break every now and then! Go ride your bike, throw a ball around in your backyard, or go to the beach! It is so important to have balance in your life, and spending time outdoors is the perfect refresher.
This last edition of the Chronicle is difficult to write, as it is the last Chronicle before I graduate high school in June! I cannot believe how quickly these last nine months have gone by. I feel like it just yesterday that I applied for this position and was interviewed by Mrs. Labbe! At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to produce seven editions of the Chronicle by the end of the year, and I am thrilled to announce that my team and I have managed to produce seven altogether!
I am so proud of each edition of this newspaper. I have been fortunate enough to work with the most creative, hard-working, and talented writers that Southridge has to offer. I have made new friends, learnt so much, and was really able to use the Chronicle as a platform for student voices. This year, student’s wrote about the “No Coffee During Assembly” epidemic, provided exciting highlights of sports games, and much more! I wanted to make sure this newspaper had something for everyone in the school to enjoy, and my team worked hard to help me achieve that.
This position has been such a blessing. I am so grateful for Mrs. Labbe and Mr. McInnes, who dedicate hours of their time to helping me achieve my goals. They are the most gracious, accommodating, and enthusiastic people I have ever had the pleasure of working with and I am forever grateful for their mentorship. To my team of contributors, who dedicate tons of time to this newspaper and always meet deadlines, the Chronicle would not have been what it was without you and your hard work. To the teachers and students of Southridge, thank you for your support. Every compliment and piece of feedback was so appreciated! As I mentioned, I wanted the Chronicle to reflect the interests of everyone in our school community, and this feedback was integral in that sense.
I will always look back on my role as Communications Steward with fond memories. I am deeply saddened by the thought of having to leave this wonderful team of people, but cannot wait to see what the future has in store for this newspaper!
From the bottom of my heart...