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Senior Editor’s Note

posted Jun 8, 2016, 4:27 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 4:57 AM ]

By: Kylie Coffin and Elysia Dowd

Posted June 8th, 2016

It has been such a joy for me to be able to write for the “Nite Crier” for all four years of my high school experience! I began as a staff writer for my first two years, and during my junior and senior year I was Editor-in-Chief (and Co Editor-in-Chief) as well. I have greatly appreciated being able to write for and about something that I am very passionate about: the Slinger High School community. The “Nite Crier’s” transformation from newspaper to news-blog was a huge success, and I feel so privileged to have been a senior leader during this exciting and formative year. Next year I will be attending the University of Wisconsin Madison with the intention of studying Communication Arts. Thank you so much to all of the students, staff members, parents and members of the community who have read my articles and answered all of my questions over the years. There is much more to come from our news-blog!

Side Note:

If you are interested in writing for the “Nite Crier” during the 2016-2017 school year… do not be shy! There is room for everyone, and you do not need to be an experienced writer to join the staff. Students are able to attend meetings and write articles both regularly and sporadically. It is truly an excellent experience!

Kylie Coffin, Co Editor-in-Chief

As a freshman deciding to give the Nite Crier a try, I didn’t realize what a big part of my life it would become, but I’m glad that it did. During freshman and sophomore year I was just a staff writer, covering news and opinions topics with the occasional sports or entertainment article. Really, I was just writing for fun. Come junior year, I was awarded the News Editor position, which I found surprisingly satisfying. Not only was it a way to stay on top of current Slinger events, but also a chance to express myself through writing and help my peers grow in their skills as well. The transformation to a blog senior year was where the fun really began, as I was able to write, edit, and contribute to so many more articles (as well as try out those fun google forms)! Though I may not continue with newspaper as I begin my physical therapy studies next year at Carroll University, I’m so glad that I was able to grow through that opportunity during high school. It’s been a true joy, and I owe a debt of gratitude to my advisors, editors, fellow writers, and peers for this incredible journey.

Elysia Dowd, News Editor