The school year is coming to an end which means it is time to recognize and celebrate the seniors in Journalism who have worked hard to make Journalism the best class it could be. As one of the editors in chief of the Bulldog Times, senior Shayona Shah speaks on her experience as a 3 year Journalism student. From writing articles herself, to interviewing peers, and editing the articles of other students,
Shah has been a role model and mentor in Journalism. Journalism is one of Shah’s favorite classes in high school. She states, “I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to showcase and spotlight the various activities that go around campus. It was also amazing writing about our bulldogs and see what they do in our school.” Shah goes on to praise the Journalism teacher, Mr. Higgins, by saying that he is a great mentor for his students. It is incredible to see the impact this class had on Shah as a student and person.
Shah is spending her last few months of high school preparing for college and enjoying the last moments with her peers, teachers, and friends. After high school, she plans on attending a four-year university. She also plans on majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Computer Science.
After receiving her undergraduate degree, she hopes to continue her education to get her MBA. Shah states, “In the future, I hope to work on the business side of a technology or entertainment company.” With her experience as a Journalism student and senior at Ayala, Shah has great advice that she would give to the underclassmen trying to navigate their way through high school. She said, “One piece I would give to underclassmen is that it is really important to balance both academics and extracurriculars. You should work hard in school, but do not stress out too much because everything will be fine in the end.”
Taking advice from Shah, students at Ayala should strive to be the best versions of themselves whether that be through taking 5 AP classes or 1 AP class. Ayala wants to thank Shah for contributing to the community and being an amazing leader in the Journalism class. We wish her the best in the future and can’t wait to see what she will achieve next!